September 13, 2012 Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, about a quarter of the world's total. In recent months, a new insurgent group has taken over gorilla habitat. Despite it all, the gorilla population has been rising.
September 12, 2012 Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
September 11, 2012 A center for scientists to study what helps dogs succeed in search-and-rescue operations opens Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cynthia Otto, who created the center, and Annemarie DeAngelo, the center's training director, tell Fresh Air why they depend on their canine companions.
September 6, 2012 Some birds respond to dead companions in interesting ways. Is it insightful or inappropriately anthropomorphic to conclude that these birds hold funerals? Commentator and anthropologist Barbara J. King considers this question in light of a new scientific report.
September 6, 2012 In just the past 24 hours he has mused about why group sex might be better than "one-on-one" and has been video taped flying a motorized hang glider in an attempt to lead some cranes on their migration south.
September 6, 2012 It's not unheard of in the animal kingdom for males to bear the brunt of early child rearing. But in one species of snail found off the coast of Baja California, many of the eggs the males lug around on their shells aren't even their own offspring.
August 31, 2012 Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
August 29, 2012 WBURA federal law that protects gray and harbor seals has led to a population boom off the coast of Cape Cod. Fishermen and residents say the seals have become a nuisance, and the first shark attack in Massachusetts in 76 years is now fueling a contentious debate.