‘No excuses’: limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered species

More than 40 Australian animals at the highest risk of extinction in the next two decades could be saved – and it would only take a small amount of extra conservation effort to achieve this, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe are most likely to … Read more

Rescuers Swoop In To Save Shelter Dog As He’s Being Euthanized

A big-eared pooch named Tiny reached the conclusion of his harrowing rescue story just one week after he narrowly avoided euthanasia at a Philadelphia shelter. A couple read his incredible story and were reminded of their previous dog who was also rescued just before being put to sleep. They fell in love with Tiny’s goofy … Read more

Coast Guardsman Dives Into A Louisiana River To Save His Dog From An Alligator

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, is home to the largest reptile in North America: the American Alligator. Females can grow to around nine feet long, and males can reach 13 feet in length and weigh almost 1,000 pounds. Imagine a 60-pound dog going up against one of those. You probably would not expect it to end … Read more

The case of the disappearing deer – and how a new corridor could save it | Conservation

Thet is twilight in Las Horquetas valley in Patagonia’s northern Aysén region. Several cars have pulled over beneath sandy cliffs on a wide paved road. Just meters away, three deer graze unperturbed in the glow of the car lights. The Patagonian huemul (Hippocamelus bisulcus), or South Andean deer, is the most endangered hoofed animal in … Read more

74-Year-Old Jumps On Top Of Alligator To Save Golden Retriever

Suzan Marciano, 74, did not have time to think when she saw an alligator approaching her Golden Retriever mix. They had walked at that Florida park hundreds of times with no issues, but this day was different. As the alligator grabbed the dog named Nalu, Marciano jumped forward to push the alligator away from the … Read more

Wildlife activists make 11th hour plea to save koalas before Victorian blue gums logged | Endangered species

Wildlife campaigners have made a last ditch plea to the Victorian government to save koalas in a blue gum plantation due to be logged on Friday. The Victorian government has approved the clear-felling of the Gordon plantation by owner Midway Pty Ltd without relocating the koalas, despite pleas from local carers and experts to protect … Read more

Lost Dog Was 2-Days From Being Put Down, But He Still Hoped Dad Would Save Him

When animal control officers brought a sombre-looking “abandoned” Pit Bull home, they knew there was little hope for this elderly puppy. Hank, a Pit Bull, was adopted and given a name. However, despite behavioral and socialization training, Hank did not “act” the way his new owners wanted. Hank was labeled a “failure” and put on … Read more

Kind Strangers Save 160-Pound Dog After Tragic Hit-And-Run

Not all heroes wear capes. While some families might turn away at the sight of tragedy, one couple turned towards it and saved the day. Merlin, the 160-pound Irish Wolfhound, was the victim of a hit-and-run in South Carolina. His dad, Zachary Corrado, sat beside him and cried out for someone to help. Drew Kreiling … Read more