A trio of men faces charges after allegedly stealing a penguin from Sea World on the Gold Coast of Australia's Queensland and then bragging about it online.
An emperor penguin that lost its way from Antarctica more than two months ago was released back into his native Southern Ocean waters Sunday.
The U.S. Coast Guard and several California state agencies are investigating how five Brown Pelicans turned up partially covered in oil near Santa Barbara this week.
With the season of backyard barbecues upon us, we thought you could use a history lesson on everyone's favorite lawn ornament. From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here's the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.
An emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from Antarctica with a bellyful of sand is recovering after an endoscopy Monday, a New Zealand zoo official said.
The emperor penguin that made its way to New Zealand survived a surgery to remove twigs, stones and sand from its belly.
A young emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from its home might survive ingesting a bellyful of sand, New Zealand zoo officials said.
No comedian of the past two decades has stretched himself -- and I don't just mean his face -- as much as Jim Carrey. Yet recently, it feels as if the karmic entertainment forces have been stretching him back to earlier days.
Almost 25 years after the California condor went extinct in the wild and dwindled to just 27 birds in captivity, North America's largest flying bird is on the verge of a watershed moment: Its total population is projected to hit 400 this spring, including 200 birds thriving in the wild.
On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.
Rescuers try saving tens of thousands of Northern Rockhopper penguins after an oil spill in the south Atlantic.
The famed albatrosses of Midway Atoll took a beating from the tsunami, but their population will survive, say biologists on the islands.
CNN's Gary Tuchman describes the scene in Kesennuma, Japan, more than a week after the quake and tsunami.
The massive waves that churned across the Pacific after the Japan earthquake last week swept away nests protecting seabird chicks unable to fly, leaving scores dead west of Hawaii.
The popular fantasy series has inspired families to keep the birds as pets, say animal-rights groups
He's feathered, fast and the newest recruit to Great Britain's Olympic sailing team.
Biologists in California are celebrating a benchmark in the recovery of an iconic North American bird.
With oil levels seemingly low in the Gulf, will oil cleanup resources be pulled out prematurely?
The blowout is stopped. The oil disaster that began with an explosion 100 days ago has not ended by any means. But we seem to be seeing a murky ending to the beginning of the crisis.
Brazilian authorities are rescuing stranded penguins on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Biologists suspect that unusually cold waters off the coast of Brazil were responsible for the deaths of more than 550 penguins that washed up on shore in the past 10 days.
Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn's Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York's airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Crews cleaning up the oil in one Louisiana parish have trampled the nests and eggs of birds including the brown pelican, which came off the endangered species list last year, the head of the parish said Wednesday.
Long before the brown pelican came to symbolize the tragedy of the Gulf oil spill, the giant bird stood for something much greater: survival against all odds.
There's a state-of-the-art hospital in Abu Dhabi where pampered patients stay in air-conditioned rooms and are fed a daily diet of quail -- and occasionally, mice.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how birds and other sea life drenched in oil are being cared for.
In some ways, a catastrophe of this magnitude could not have happened in a worse place. Or at a worse time of year.
The Alaotra Grebe, a small diving bird native to Madagascar has been officially classified extinct, according to a leading bird conservation organization.
Just how much is a dead pelican worth? BP is about to find out.
Humans have always looked to birds for joy, inspiration and comfort, but if we look toward the birds of the Gulf Coast today, we feel no comfort, only a deep and growing unease.
CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to Zoo Atlanta's Sam Rivera about what happens to birds during and after an oil slick.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. has pleaded guilty and will pay $600,000 in fines for the deaths of 85 protected migratory birds in the company's wastewater ponds in five states.
Research shows the benefits of being a night owl vs. a morning person.
You can blame it on out-of-towners.
Call it a case of high tech meeting low tech, really the lowest of tech.
Venezuela will give a 300-acre island in the Delaware River to the state of New Jersey, the governor's office announced.
More than 100 years ago, J.A. Loring had his eyes on the California sky and his hand on a pen.
Bird populations native to several areas of the globe are in decline, with some teetering on the brink of extinction, according to a multi-agency report, the first of its kind, released Thursday.
The problem of planes hitting birds comes down to a key fact: "We're competing for airspace," says Richard Dolbeer, a biologist who spent 20 years studying the problem at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
More than 370 penguins that mysteriously washed up on Brazil's equatorial beaches were flown south on a huge air force cargo plane and released closer to the frigid waters they call home
The search for victims of Hurricane Ike continues in Texas. KHOU's Kevin Reece reports.
One of North America's renowned bird migration and bird watching areas is strangely silent. Blame Hurricane Ike
A mountain lion entered a family's home and killed their dog right beside their bed. KUSA reports.
Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches, rescuers and penguin experts said Friday
In May 2008, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) published its Red List for birds.The latest research shows that one in eight bird species are at risk of extinction. Climate change, the report says, is firmly established as an accelerant to many of the factors contributing to loss in the number of species.
The dwindling march of the penguins is signaling that the world's oceans are in trouble, scientists now say
Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife? CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports
Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.
The pilot of the oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco Bay Bridge, causing a major oil spill last year, has been charged in federal court with criminal negligence in the accident.
A new study finds that rising temperatures are in danger of wiping out the king penguins of Antarctica
Pounded and strained by heavy traffic and weakened by missing bolts and cracking steel, the failed Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River also faced a less obvious enemy: pigeons
Eagles under new threat
The bald eagle, America's national symbol, is flying high after spending three decades in recovery. On Thursday, the government took the eagle off the Endangered Species Act's "threatened" list.
Picture this: A giant penguin with a long, peculiar beak, lounging in the warm sun.
Some of the most common birds seen and heard in American back yards are becoming a less frequent sight and sound in much of the United States, according to a study released by the National Audubon Society.
The bald eagle is officially about to become a "conservation success story" for the U.S. government, which has worked for more than three decades to help the national symbol recover from habitat destruction, illegal shooting and contamination of its food source.
A West Coast school teaches the ancient art of handling birds of prey.
A peregrine falcon shrieked from above as scientists snatched three eggs from a precarious nest under a bridge, to save the chicks from a possible deadly fall or car collision when they hatch.
On your next mini-vacation, head for one of the Coastal Living staff's favorite destinations. These spots have etched a special place in our hearts and we'd like to share them with you.
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Vultures and space shuttles do not fly together well.
British authorities have begun deploying emergency measures to control the spread of bird flu after the country's first case of the deadly H5N1 virus was confirmed in a dead swan found in a Scottish village.
Detection of the highly pathogenic avian flu virus H5N1 inside the United States could come as early as this year, as government officials unveiled plans to increase monitoring and expand screening of migratory birds that could bring it.
The Tower of London, home to Britain's Crown Jewels, has decided to keep its ravens indoors to protect them from the threat of bird flu.
European Union veterinary experts have backed plans to boost surveillance of migratory birds and impose stricter bans on imports as officials desperately tried to find ways to curb the spread of deadly bird flu on the continent.
A 43-year-old man at first thought to have possibly been infected with the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus is in fact suffering from another type of flu, French authorities said Thursday.
The dangerous H5N1 strain of bird flu that has killed more than 60 people in Asia, has now been found in Croatia, the European Union has announced.
Indonesia said on Tuesday testing had confirmed that a man who died in September was positive for bird flu, raising the number of deaths from the virus in the country to four.
The European Commission has announced a ban on imports of live birds as China announces its third outbreak of bird flu in a week and Indonesia confirms its fourth human death from the virus.
Britain has confirmed that the bird flu virus that killed a parrot in quarantine was the same deadly strain that has devastated poultry stocks and killed more than 60 people in Asia.
Another region in European Russia, Tambov, located 400 kilometers (250 miles) southeast of Moscow, has confirmed an outbreak of deadly bird flu virus, a senior regional animal health official said.
European Union officials have imposed a temporary ban on imports of live poultry, game and feathers from Croatia after at least six swans died there from bird flu.
The British government says a parrot imported from Suriname that died in quarantine two days ago was infected with the "highly pathogenic" H5 strain of bird flu.
Turkish medical staff on Friday tested nine people for possible bird flu, a day after European health officials confirmed the arrival of the deadly H5N1 strain in the country.
What with terrorism anxieties, security snarls, flight cancellations, lost luggage, lost legroom, reduced meal service, and deadly Cinnabon calorie counts, air travel has never been more stressful.
More than a fifth of the world's bird species are threatened with extinction, according to an annual survey published on Wednesday.
An ivory-billed woodpecker -- widely believed to be extinct and whose last confirmed sighting was 60 years ago -- is alive in Arkansas, according to a research paper released Thursday.
Is the strutting sage grouse, iconic bird of the Western steppe, an endangered species? No doubt about it, say environmentalists, who petitioned for federal protection for the "cock of the prairie," as Lewis and Clark fondly dubbed it.
Why do scientists use ID bands?
Identification bands that scientists use to track and study penguins may hurt their chances of reproducing, according to new research.
A 110-pound mountain lion attacked two woman, critically wounding one, Thursday in California. The women were riding bikes on a trail in a wildlife preserve in Orange County, California, when, according to witnesses, the mountain lion attacked.
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