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.
A koala bear in Oji zoo, Kobe, Japan on April 30, 2012. (pelican/Flickr)
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