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March 30, 2016 Comment

South African Lion Faces Death After Escaping Game Park

It’s the second time Sylvester has escaped from Karoo National Park. There has been public outcry not to kill him once he’s captured.

March 25, 2016 3 Comments

A Look At The Critically Endangered Asiatic Cheetahs

With only 50 left in the world, what can be done to save the Asiatic cheetah?

March 9, 2016 Comment

Nepal’s Population Of Greater One-Horned Rhinos Is Thriving

Efforts are now underway to relocate some of the rhinos from one national park to another, to reduce overcrowding.

February 3, 2016 3 Comments

Killer Whale Baby Boom Is Good News, But Why So Many Males?

Nine new calves have been spotted in and around Puget Sound, but there appears to be an imbalance in the sex ratio.

January 18, 2016 Comment

In A City That Welcomes Hyenas, An Anthropologist Makes Friends

Harar, Ethiopia, is one of the few places on earth where the human residents invite wild hyenas to enter their habitat.

January 11, 2016 2 Comments

Are Squirrels Getting Fatter?

Is something really going on, or have people just turned to “fat shaming” the furry mammals? WBUR’s The Wild Life blog investigates.

December 21, 2015 Comment

U.S. Adds African Lions To Endangered Species List

After the recent outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion, the Obama administration has given more robust protections to the species.

December 1, 2015 6 Comments

64-Year-Old Albatross Is Oldest Known Bird To Lay An Egg

Wisdom’s new egg was spotted over the weekend at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

November 19, 2015 8 Comments

U.S. Government To Retire Its Research Chimps

All of the remaining research chimpanzees at will be moved to a sanctuary as soon as space can be found.

October 23, 2015 9 Comments

Big Game Hunters Still Making Headlines

A hunter is suing Delta airlines over its ban on transporting game trophies, and the killing of a massive bull elephant has sparked outrage.

August 26, 2015 4 Comments

Cincinnati Rhino Being Sent To Indonesia

A rare rhino bred and raised in the Cincinnati Zoo is being sent to a rhino sanctuary in Indonesia, where it’s hoped he will mate.

July 28, 2015 36 Comments

What’s The Best Way To Deal With Feral Cats?

Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats’ impact on wildlife.

July 10, 2015 Comment

Baby Rhino Rescued In Northeast India

At a time when every rhino counts toward keeping the species going, what will happen next now that the days-old calf is safe?

June 25, 2015 11 Comments

Wild Animal Selfies Lead To Injuries, Charges

The trend of taking exciting selfies and videos has resulted in injured animals and animal harassment charges for the humans involved.

June 19, 2015 3 Comments

Chimpanzees Endangered, No Longer Eligible For Most Research

Chimps are the closely related to humans and have been the preferred animal for biomedical testing.

May 20, 2015 3 Comments

Pandas’ Bamboo Diet May Endanger Them

New research examining the genetics of panda waste shows they would be better suited to eat meat than plants.

April 22, 2015 Comment

India's Tiny Community Of Wild Asian Lions

Almost all the world’s lions live in Africa, but a small group of wild Asian lions in India is a remnant of a once much larger population.

April 9, 2015 Comment

Sea Lions, Bison And Sharks, Oh My!

Hundreds of sea lions are sick, there is a new population of bison and there is a massive presence of sharks in Florida waters.

March 25, 2015 2 Comments

Manatee Count Is Up And How Dogs Helped Take Neanderthals Down

Vicki Croke of WBUR’s The Wild Life discusses manatees and other animal news, including elephants and the downfall of Neanderthals.

March 12, 2015 13 Comments

How Smart Are Crows? Scary Smart.

An 8-year-old Seattle girl says she’s been receiving gifts from a group of crows she unintentionally befriended.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.