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Cecil The Lion's Son Xanda Met The Same Fate As His Father

Xanda, son of Cecil — a famous wild lion — was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe. It appears to have been a legal hunt.

  Animals

0:58The mascots of Louisiana State, Missouri, Auburn and Clemson (clockwise from top left)
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NCAA Tigers Are Teaming Up To Protect Tigers In The Wild

0:56A woman holds a dog.
Humane Society International

Over 140 Dogs Were Rescued From A Meat Farm In South Korea

1:01T. rex in computer simulation
University of Manchester

T. Rex Was Probably Much Slower Than You Thought

0:48A jumping spider sits on top of a plant
Artur Rydzewski / CC BY 2.0

Some Spiders Mimic Ants To Avoid Being Devoured

0:55Corals on the Great Barrier Reef
Toby Hudson / CC by SA-3.0

Reef Fish Make Riskier Choices If They've Been Exposed To Oil

1:14A group of horses.
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Congress Is Working To Get Horses From Stables Onto Dinner Tables

1:10Close-up of tardigrade under a microscope
Goldstein Lab / CC by 4.0

Tardigrades Might Be The Sole Survivors Of The Apocalypse

1:10Raven
Will Brown / CC BY 2.0

Ravens Have The Rare Ability To Plan Ahead — Almost Like Humans

1:36Zebra fish embryo under the microscope
American Chemical Society

How To Freeze The Decline Of Earth's Endangered Species

1:24A tower of fire ants
Georgia Tech

Fire Ants Can Build Roiling Ant Towers To Get Around

1:04Bear walks through Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park
Neal Herbert / CC BY 1.0

Hunter Baits Might Be A Good Chunk Of Bears' Diets

0:46A black palm cockatoo perches on a branch
Laura Wolf / CC BY 2.0

These Percussive Cockatoos March To The Beat Of Their Own Drum

1:13A model of a woolly mammoth is displayed in the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada
Flying Puffin / CC by SA 2.0

PayPal Founder Invests $100,000 To Bring Back The Woolly Mammoth

1:04Honey bees
Polly Dot / CC0

Scientists Finally Know How One Common Pesticide Is Harming Our Bees

0:56A mosquito feeds on blood
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Scientists Are Inventing The Most Sci-Fi Ways To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

0:53Tilikum, the former SeaWorld orca and subject of the documentary "Blackfish."
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SeaWorld Is Being Investigated For Its Response To 'Blackfish'

1:22A grizzly bear
The National Park Service

Yellowstone Grizzlies Are Losing Their Endangered Species Protection

0:55Dogs in a cage
Humane Society International

Despite Ban Rumors, The Yulin Dog Meat Festival Is Still Happening

0:59Skippy the Maine Coon waits to be judged at the 'Supreme Championship Cat Show"
Getty Images / Matt Cardy

How Did Cats Become Domesticated? Ancient DNA Gives Us Some Clues

0:47A Great Dane puppy being rescued
The Humane Society of the United States

84 Great Danes Rescued From 'Squalid' Puppy Mill

1:26A chimpanzee sits in a cage on the back of a truck
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Only 72 Of Nearly 600 Lab Chimpanzees Have Been Moved To Sanctuaries

0:44A fossilized wooly mammoth skeleton standing in Summers Place Auctions in England
Getty Images / Peter Macdiarmid

Animals Can Be Declared De-Extinct ... But How Does That Work?

1:00A Galápagos tortoise faces the camera.
Paul Krawczuk / CC BY 2.0

A Galápagos Tortoise Species Thought To Be Extinct Has Resurfaced

0:45A man walks dogs through the street
Getty Images / Brian Harkin

A 'Highly Contagious' Dog Flu Has Re-emerged In The US

0:53Green sea turtle swims
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Turtles On The Great Barrier Reef Have Human Medication In Their Blood

1:19Wild horses
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Trump's Proposed Budget Could Threaten An American Icon

0:55An adult flamingo standing amongst chicks
Getty Images / Blazquez Dominguez

Scientists Tackle The Big Question: How Flamingos Sleep On One Leg

1:09A tray of fish on display
Getty Images / Ahmad Khateib

A Company's Plan To Fix Fisheries Has Scientists Feeling Skeptical

1:28Blue Whale in the water
Silverback Films / BBC

Blue Whales Weren't Always The Giants They Are Today

0:45Eastern black rhinoceros grazing in field
Michelle Gadd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

The Eastern Black Rhinoceros Has Officially Returned To Rwanda