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A tiger cub. (zeekwong Chan/flickr)

Photos: On Global Tiger Day, a Look at Legendary Animal's Role in Asian Cultures

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. more
One-day-old baby Jamilah at Chester Zoo, in Chester, England, on January 24, 2011. Because the gestation period for elephants is nearly two years, babies are born already able to stand and walk, though gaining full control of their feet and trunks can take up to nine months. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: Asian Elephants! Awe-Inspiring, Adorable, and Endangered

The Asian elephant can be awe-inspiring and adorable, but human activity threatens its habitat. more
The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save an animal on the brink of extinction. more
A cat quietly watches hidden between a barrel and a wheel in Koh Chang, Thailand on March 18, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Peeking from a Corner in Thailand

A cat quietly watches hidden between a barrel and a wheel in Koh Chang, Thailand on March 18, 2013. (mr. Wood/Flickr) more
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)

Photo of the Day: Standing Guard in Taipei

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) more
A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)

Photo of the Day: Magnificently Sacred in India

A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha) more

Video: Baikonur, We Have A Problem

Caught on camera: inquisitive gopher lives under active rocket launch facility in Kazakhstan. more
 A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Playing Peekaboo in Tokyo

A cat peeks out from behind some stone steps in Tokyo on July 8, 2012. (pouchin/Flickr) more
Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. more
A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

Back behind bars, Tokyo's intrepid runaway will have finally earned a name for him- or herself. more