Animals
Australia’s Koala Numbers Down 30% in 3 Years

Australia’s Koala Numbers Down 30% in 3 Years

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor According to the Australian Koala Foundation, 30% of the nation’s Koalas have been lost to drought, bushfires, and logging in just three years. The population has dropped to 58,000 from more than 80,000 in 2018, and no regions saw positive population growth. These findings arrive just days after the […]

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Researchers Record Rare Maned Wolf Pups in Argentina

Researchers Record Rare Maned Wolf Pups in Argentina

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The maned wolf is certainly a unique animal, with long legs, massive ears, and bright red fur. Many might compare it to a fox, but it’s actually South America’s largest canid species.  And not only is the maned wolf elusive — it’s endangered. Researchers working with Rewilding Argentina and […]

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One Cool Thing: International Red Panda Day

One Cool Thing: International Red Panda Day

Today is International Red Panda Day! These iconic and adorable creatures are worth celebrating for many reasons, but they’re also in need of serious protection. This cat-sized, fluffy-tailed animal is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list.    Climate change and rising temperatures are reducing the red panda’s […]

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IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

IFAW and Leonard Joel Host ‘Art to Roam” Virtual Art Auction to Benefit African Wildlife

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In honor of World Animal Day on October 4th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is hosting a virtual auction called “Art to Roam” in collaboration with Australian auction house Leonard Joel and creative studios worldwide. The event will raise funds for international artists, and also for the […]

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Komodo Dragons Threatened to Extinction by Climate Change

Komodo Dragons Threatened to Extinction by Climate Change

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, has been added to the IUCN “red list” — a sign that the species is near extinction. The cause? Climate change. Komodo dragons live on land very close to sea level, so the rising water levels could flood or destroy 30% […]

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One Cool Thing: A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

One Cool Thing: A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

As fires, hurricanes, and drought continue to sweep through the nation and the world, we don’t need to be reminded that nature can be violent and destructive, especially as climate change intensifies. But sometimes, we do need a reminder that it’s also incredibly resilient. That’s just what many of the amazing entries to the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award […]

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