Good news! More pandas!

Animals
“House cat” was a cougar! A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat. It is known as P-22 and was found under a res... - Posted on April 17, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
A tiny bird and a marathon migration A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey. It was tracked from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean. It is part of the songbirds' winter migration to South America, ac... - Posted on April 9, 2015
Milwaukee fans are crazy for Hank the Dog The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' baseball spring training facility in Arizona last year. The dog later was adopted by a team executive. Now the fluffy white pooch has become a fan favorite. A kiosk of Hank-... - Posted on April 8, 2015
Where have all the seabirds gone? The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea. It is a possible consequence of warmer waters. That is according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys. U.S. Geol... - Posted on April 3, 2015
Wild horses may save threatened butterflies Twenty-five years ago, it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among local plants as well as save endangered species. A herd of 14 wild mares from Bri... - Posted on March 27, 2015
Ancient salamander was as long as a car! Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" have been found. The super salamander grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago. The fossil remains were found in southern Portugal. The spec... - Posted on March 27, 2015
Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel. That forced Iditarod organizers to move the start further north. That's where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Good news! More pandas! Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China's State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268. The total is 1,864. The last survey ended in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern province ... - Posted on March 5, 2015