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The western black rhinoceros, last spotted in 2006, is now officially extinct. According to the Daily Mail U.K., the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the largest conservation network, declared this week that the subspecies is totally wiped out. Credit: Thinkstock Experts say the western black rhino fell victim to poachers and an overall lack of conservation efforts. Conservationists hope that this tragic news encourages people to protect other rhino species in danger of extinction. Both the northern white rhino and Javan rhino are at the brink of disappearing. "In the case of the western black rhino and the northern white rhino the situation could have had very different re...

Guinness World Records 2014: Colonel Meow, Tightrope Dog & More

The Guinness World Records has announced its 2014 additions and it's a big year for animals. Creatures of all kinds have spent the past 365 days breaking records and taking names. See what wowed the world this year and earned them a spot in the ultimate record tome.…

One of the nice things about diagnosing bladder stones (uroliths) in cats is that the three main types are amenable to prevention, and sometimes even treatment, through diet. Bladder stones are a collection of minerals and other materials that coalesce over time and can grow to astounding sizes and/or numbers. Cats with bladder stones typically have some or all of the following symptoms: Urinating outside the litter box Straining to urinate Having to "go" frequently but producing little urine at any one time Discolored urine Licking around the urinary opening Male cats are at risk for becoming "blocked" if a stone or sludge prevents the free flow of urine through the urethra. This is a ...

British Queen's Beloved Corgis 'Becoming Endangered'

Queen Elizabeth II's favorite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, is at risk of disappearing, Britain's Kennel Club breeders' association has warned. Known for their short legs and yappy voices, the herding dogs have been favored by the British monarchy since the 1930s and the queen, 87, has raised dozens…

Fishermen aren't out to catch everything in the sea. A group of three Alaskan anglers spent close to four hours freeing a killer whale from some treacherous rocks. Jason Vonick, a 42-year-old fisherman, spotted the needy animal while he was out preparing for the start of shrimp season with his partners Nick Segal and John Oakes. The group first noticed several killer whales attempting to hunt down seals near an inlet by the fishermen's boat. When the trio saw one of the females accidentally lodge herself in an outcropping of rocks, they knew they had to help. The men anchored their boat and set off on a smaller row boat to get closer. "She never fought us," Vonick told GoodMorningAmerica...

Least-Known Cat Caught on Camera

Hidden cameras have captured images of the world's least-known cat. The toothy feline – a bay cat – was snapped as it slinked through a Borneo rainforest, according to a paper in the latest issue of PLOS ONE. The bay cat, Pardofelis badia, was photographed for the first time in the wild in 2003, with just a handful of other images taken since then. Only 2,500 bay cats are thought to exist in the world, and that number comes from a probably outdated 2007 estimate. They are gorgeous wild felines, endemic to the island of Borneo where this latest image was snapped. Their fur is colored bright chestnut, and their white-streaked tails taper gracefully at the end. Top 10 Camera Trap Wildlife ...