Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward on Dec. 10, with the birth of Elizabeth Ann, created from the cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

It almost seems like a fluke that a rescued dog named Eba is helping save killer whales off the coast of Washington state.When the mixed-breed dog was just a few weeks old, someone dumped her outside of the Sacramento animal shelter in California.

Silicon Valley is turning away from gravestones towards trees

Silicon Valley is turning away from gravestones towards trees

“The death services market is very big – $20bn a year – and customer approval is low,” says Jon Callaghan, a partner at True Ventures, an investor in Better Places.

Freed! Critically endangered creatures destined for cruel lives as pet returned to forest

Freed! Critically endangered creatures destined for cruel lives as pet returned to forest

One small step for rescued Javan loris takes it back to the wild (Image: International Animal Rescue) Conservationists released 65 critically endangered Javan slow lorises back to the trees after rescuing them from poachers.

See Jimmy Fallon's hilarious reaction to meeting Robert Irwin's animals

See Jimmy Fallon's hilarious reaction to meeting Robert Irwin's animals

Jimmy Fallon with an aardvark and and animal expert Robert Irwin. When comedian Kevin Hart co-hosted "The Tonight Show" with Fallon, Irwin was a guest and brought some exotic animals to the set that caused Hart to run off the stage.

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

If he were to visit Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve on the edge of Lowestoft, he would learn how – with its dog ambassador scheme – it has managed to turn conversation into conservation.