Photo of Joshua Tree National Park

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

LOS ANGELES — A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. The request comes amid rising concern about the futu...
Photo of gray wolf pups at the Oakland Zoo

Adorable Wolf Pups Make Debut at Oakland Zoo

OAKLAND — Four new gray wolf pups have come out of their den at the Oakland Zoo. The pups were born on May 13. This month, the 6-week-old pups have started to explore the two-acre habitat. The pups were b...

Intern Killed by Lion had a Passion for Working with Animals

BURLINGTON, N.C. — An intern was cleaning an animal enclosure at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion escaped from a nearby pen and attacked her, killing the young woman and sending visitors out of the zoo, authorities said. Deputies shot and killed...