09:18 AM EDT 07/03/2015
Animals & Pets
Originally posted 06/30/2015 04:45PM
Please consider this my official motion to make tiger cub pictures a mandatory part of everyone's Tuesday.
The stunners above are Sumatran tiger triplets Dari, Indah and Kirana with their mom Jaya, making their debut at the Point Defiance Zoo's new "waterfall exhibit."
Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:30PM
This raccoon matriarch appears to be of the latter sect. Now that her baby is getting bigger, she is eager to get him out of her mouth and on to the trees. Lugging a furry bandit around between your teeth all day is hard work – and doesn't do the breath any favors – so it's climbing time.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:15PM
Talk about animal magnetism.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:00PM
Lupita Nyong'o, on a return visit to her native Kenya, announced that she would be partnering with international conservation organization WildAid to advocate for a variety of issues, including elephant conservation and women's issues, as well as acting and the arts in Kenya.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 02:10PM
The kangaroo is the first of his kind to be raised by a surrogate wallaby, according to Australia's Adelaide Zoo.
At just five weeks old, the Goodfellow's tree kangaroo's mother died suddenly when she was crushed by a falling branch at the zoo.
"Acting on pure adrenaline," according to the zoo's website, zookeepers decided to try something that had never been done with a tree kangaroo before: cross-fostering. The staff placed the joey (who was too young to hand raise) with a surrogate wallaby mother.
"We've had great success over the years' cross-fostering between wallaby species, but the specialized breeding technique has never been used on a tree kangaroo," said Adelaide Zoo veterinarian, Dr. David McLelland. "We had no idea if the yellow-foot would accept the tree kangaroo joey, but if we wanted to save the joey we had to try our luck."
Originally posted 06/30/2015 02:00PM
David and Valerie Peters, their niece Sage and young friend Elise had a jaw-dropping encounter with a grizzly bear on the aptly-named "Beartooth Highway" in Yellowstone National Park earlier this month.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 02:00PM
A teenage humpback whale got into a mess of trouble on Sunday when he got stuck in an entanglement of 50 prawn traps and ropes near Powell River, British Columbia.
According to CBC News, boaters alerted Fisheries and Oceans Canada after spotting the distressed 1,100 pound juvenile male, which was being anchored to the ocean floor by the traps.
A rescue video shows the three-man team cutting away the ropes – which were wrapped around the animal's tail, body, fins and mouth and apparently caused wounds. CBC News says the group worked toward the tail to ensure the whale wasn't able to swim away until he was completely free.
Originally posted 06/30/2015 02:40AM
[YOUTUBE "ncNwe13rguE"] Who knew that putting a flower on a cat's head makes the animal just turn off?
Originally posted 06/29/2015 05:40PM
Local authorities are searching for a man and woman who severely damaged five sea turtle nests, each with around 100 eggs, and killed two black skimmer chicks with a high-powered vehicle at a Florida beach on Saturday.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Scott Disick Cozies up to Another Woman in France While Kourtney Kardashian Minds the Kids Back Home
Ben Affleck's Mad Men Mentality Caused Problems in Marriage: Source
Woman Shot Dead in Front of Her Family in Random Attack on San Francisco Pier: 'Dad, Help me! Help me!'
Ben Affleck Is Leaning on His Mom for Support After Jennifer Garner Split
Father and Sons Poisoned on Caribbean Vacation Remain Paralyzed
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!