A caterpillar recently discovered in Peru wears a leafy tube of protective "armor."
Conservation is a major issue around the world with the impacts that humans have on natural ecosystems through activities from mining, building new cities and global warming. There are many conservation groups and efforts that lobby for the conservation of particular species (for example, the polar bear) or groups of animals (for example, tigers), while others are aimed at entire habitats, such as the Amazon rainforest. Conservation efforts can also aim to protect natural resources. Some conservation is done by setting aside national parks and wildlife preserves, while other conservation works targets specific threats to particular species. Read about various conservation efforts and issues below.
Born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Colo, the oldest gorilla in the world, celebrates her 60th birthday on December 22, 2016.
The first gorilla born in human care turned 60 years old on Dec. 22 at her home in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.
A "Klingon newt" and a "Ziggy Stardust" snake are two of 163 new species recently discovered in Southeast Asia.
Giraffe populations have taken a nose dive, leading to their new designation as "threatened with extinction," by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
From lush wetlands to vast cave networks, the island of Cuba hosts ecosystems that are teeming with life.
From toxic toads to brilliant butterflies, Cuba hosts a diverse array of animals, many of which are unique to its island ecosystems.
On Sept. 28, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed a new addition: a male western lowland gorilla, born at 1:18 a.m. ET.
Scientists recently traveled thousands of feet below the ocean's surface to explore mysterious marine mountain environments as close as 70 miles off the Hawaiian coast.
Deep underwater off the coast of Hawaii, a mysterious, mountainous world hosts rare and unusual creatures.
Whale sharks, the largest fish alive today, are capable of far deeper dives than previously suspected.
A tree familiar to players of the computer game "Minecraft" could also be the tallest tree in the tropics, conservationists have found.
This conservationist will stop at nothing to save the Sierra de la Giganta, a landscape of heart-stopping variegated cliffs, abutments, mesas, canyons and spires.