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A photo of 400-pound Harambe, a 17-year-old lowland gorilla killed on Saturday.

Cincinnati Zoo Kills Gorilla To Save Boy Who Fell Into Its Enclosure

The 17-year-old gorilla celebrated his birthday the day before he died.

  Animals

:39Bees tend to eggs on a honeycomb.
Jordan Schwartz / CC BY 2.0

A Swarm Of Bees Kills A Hiker In Arizona

2:50All the big cat populations — from lions to snow leopards — are declining thanks to human activity.
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Humanity's Worst Trick: Making Big Cats Disappear

1:13Horses run on at Pimlico Race Course in the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes
Getty Images / Patrick Smith

2 Horses Die At Pimlico Before The Preakness Stakes

1:19A black and white domestic shorthair cat looks at the camera.
Getty Images / David Paul Morris

New York Could Become The First State To Ban Declawing

1:13Giraffes' long necks are thanks to as few as two genes.
Doug Cavener

The Longest Neck In The Animal Kingdom Is Thanks To A Handful Of Genes

1:10Yellowstone National Park entrance.
Tom Pavel / CC BY 2.0

The National Park Service Reminds You To Stop Messing With Wildlife

1:01A Devils Hole pupfish
Olin Feuerbacher / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

Drunk Dudes Might Have Killed One Of The Rarest Fish In The World

:48A raccoon caused a major power outage in Seattle.
Getty Images / Sam Greenwood

A Seattle Raccoon Left 39,000 People In The Dark

2:47A deer seen through a sight shaped like a heart
Intelligence Squared

Do Hunters Conserve Wildlife?

:51An image of one the lions rescued and moved to South Africa.
Getty Images / Dan Kitwood

Over 30 Rescued Circus Lions Are Moving Into A 12,000-Acre Sanctuary

1:35Kenya's ivory burn.
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Sends Ivory Poachers A 105-Ton, Burning Message

1:08A performer rides an elephant during a live perfomance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden.
Getty Images / Scott Wintrow

Ringling Bros. Elephants Quit Showbiz, Join The Fight Against Cancer

:58Screenshot of the eagles eating a cat in their nest.
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

A Family Of Bald Eagles Ate A Cat For Dinner On A Live Webcam

1:13Humane Society International rescued dogs from a South Korean meat farm.
Humane Society International

Dogs Rescued From Meat Farm Coming To US In Search Of Forever Homes

1:00A girl hugs her dog on the first day of a dog show at the National Exhibition Centre.
Getty Images / Carl Court

Sorry, Your Dog Doesn't Want To Be Hugged

0:55Peacocks shake their feathers during courtship displays to catch the eye of potential mates.
Roslyn Dankin / PLOS One

High-Speed Cameras Capture Exactly How Peacocks Strut Their Stuff

1:07A biofluorescent chain catshark.
J. Sparks, D. Gruber, and V. Pieribone

Want To See What A Shark Sees? This Camera Can Show You

1:17An image from Kenya Wildlife Service of the ivory stockpile set to be burned at the end of April.
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya Says Its Plan To Burn 105 Tons Of Ivory Will Protect Elephants

1:17A bull elk is shown walking through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
Larry Smith / CC BY 2.0

Elk Make Creepy Shrieks By Whistling Through Their Noses

1:35A shark is shown with its gills prominently displayed.
Leszek Leszczynski / CC BY 2.0

Shark Gills Might Be Why You Can Walk

1:12A close-up of a red-eyed cicada on a leaf.
Nick Harris / CC BY ND 2.0

Get Some Earplugs; The Cicadas Are Coming

1:01Trainer who died after the tiger incident at the Palm Beach Zoo.
WPTV

Zookeeper Dies After Being Injured By A Tiger

2:39A tardigrade, or water bear, is shown under a microscope.
Frank Fox / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Water Bears Aren't As Cute As The Internet Thinks

0:45A chimp puts its fingers through a fence.
Kitty Terwolbeck / CC BY 2.0

A Chimp Escaped From A Zoo And Evaded Authorities For 2 Hours

1:56A small white mouse stands with its paws against the side of a cage.
Giang Hồ Thị Hoàng / CC BY 2.0

Scientists Created Stuttering Mice To Help People Who Stutter

:38Firefighters rescue a cat stuck in a car's fender.
Oceanside Fire Department

Watch These Firefighters Rescue A Cat Trapped Inside A Car's Fender

1:18Inky the octopus escaped from his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
National Aquarium of New Zealand

Meet Inky: Octopus, 'Curious Boy' And Aquarium Escapee

1:01A cast of red crabs swarms along the sea floor.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

When Rocks Aren't Rocks Because They're Actually A Pile Of Crabs

:53Woman cuddles with a puppy.
Getty Images / Amanda Edwards

LA's Dog Cafe Hopes To Revolutionize Adoption (And Serve Coffee)

4:05Top 3 Animals: A cat, an alpaca and a baby bear
 

Top 3 Weird (Yet Adorable) Animal Stories Of The Week