Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds

Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds

Hero Dog Awards: Meet some of the heroic finalists defying the odds copied! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards air on Hallmark Channel on Oct. 24.

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans

How National Geographic filmmakers bring safari life to Americans copied! For our ongoing TODAY in the Wild series, NBC’s Keir Simmons and National Geographic filmmakers have been tracking the big cats of Africa, and how humans and climate change impact their world. Read More

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb meet endangered wolves, snakes and more!

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb meet endangered wolves, snakes and more!

Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina joins the fourth hour with animals from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Endangered Wolf Center. Currently there are only 100 Mexican wolves remaining in the wild, and Scardina shares how the wolf center is working to grow those numbers.

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive! Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, joins the fourth hour with a baby tiger named Olive, as well as a puppy who has been helping teach Olive about playing.

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, a gorilla who became famous for her ability to communicate through sign language, has died in her sleep at the age of 46, according to The Gorilla Foundation. Koko, in 1972 with her lifelong friend, animal psychologist Francine ''Penny'' Patterson, who taught the gorilla sign language.