Today is Global Tiger Day. In honor of the occasion, we took a look at the tiger's role in three different Asian cultures and what needs to be done to ensure this legendary beast's survival.
Human activity increasingly threatens the Asian elephant's habitat. Expert Raman Sukumar speaks about this extraordinary creature at Asia Society Texas Center this Thursday, July 18.
From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.
A cat quietly watches hidden between a barrel and a wheel in Koh Chang, Thailand on March 18, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)
A striped cat sits stock-still and watchful on May 6, 2012 in Taipei. (今 ゆっくりと 歩いていこう/Flickr)
A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)
Caught on camera: inquisitive gopher lives under active rocket launch facility in Kazakhstan.
A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)
Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets.
A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.
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