Family raises dog for two years before realizing it’s a bear

According to Jim Halpert, it’s pretty much fact that bears eat beets. But apparently, it’s also a fact that bears look like dogs. So much so that one family actually raised a bear thinking it was a dog for two whole years. That’s right, when a family in China purchased a puppy two years ago … Continued

Is this the world's saddest polar bear?

Heartbreaking footage of a polar bear being kept in bleak and lonely captivity in a Chinese shopping mall, purely so passersby can peer in and take selfies with it, has been released by the activist group Animals Asia, who are calling for people to sign a petition demanding the ‘facility’ be shut down. ‘Trapped in … Continued

This disturbing video shows why you should never visit a wild animal circus

Warning: some will find the above video distressing. In 2015, an eyewitness visited Suzhou, China—which encompasses more than 300 circuses—to go undercover inside 10 different circuses and animal training facilities. What they documented is eye-opening, heart-wrenching and disturbing. Behind-the-scenes footage, published today for the first time by PETA, shows bears forced to stand on two legs or face … Continued

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Meet the real magic rabbit from Pokémon Go

As Pokémon Go gamers go bananas around the world, reportedly putting themselves and everyone else in danger by hunting for Jigglypuff and company whilst walking and even driving, Love Nature has attempted to track down a real life Pikachu. And regardless of your thoughts on Pokémon, we think you really might want to see this… According … Continued

Sad news for spoon-billed sandpipers

This was one half of a pair of critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper chicks—the first ever bred in captivity—but sadly neither survived for more than 60 hours. Each weighed only a few grammes and was barely bigger than a bumble bee. Seven eggs were laid in total at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, of which … Continued

Common markets. Exploring the ethics and idiosyncrasies of live animal markets, near and far, old and new

A friend of mine recently came across a live owl for sale in a market in Bali, South East Asia. The nocturnal bird was scrunched up in tiny cage, left out in the brutal heat and unforgiving sunlight of the day. Incensed at seeing such a magnificent creature being kept in the most miserable circumstances, … Continued

Everything you ever wanted to know about the illegal ivory trade, as explained by a leading elephant expert

Mary Rice has held a deep affinity with elephants for as long as she can remember. Today Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)—an independent campaigning organisation committed to protecting the natural world from environmental crime—and team leader of their Elephant Campaign, the author of Heat, Dust and Dreams has been fighting for the welfare of … Continued

Pandas Are Worse at Sex Than You

Pandas have seemingly done everything in their power to go extinct, should we just let them? From giraffes and gorillas to penguins and pandas, every animal is part of THE BIG FEED. This fascinating documentary takes you behind the enclosures, chronicling the challenges of feeding animals in the zoo. Everything pandas do seems to defy … Continued

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7 sacred animals from around the world

We share our planet with all kinds of amazing animals, but a few species have become particularly significant within our cultures and traditions. Whether we adore, admire, fear or respect these animals, each has come to represent an important aspect of humanity and our relationship with the planet.   Cow The humble cow is considered … Continued

Cute fix: Panda does somersaults

Looking for something to brighten your day? How about this adorable video of a panda bear doing somersaults. The video (from YouTube user iPanda) was shot at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a non profit research and breeding center for giant pandas, located in Sichuan, China.

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China promises to slash power sector emissions 60% by 2020

China has pledged to reduce emissions from the power sector’s key pollutants by 60% by 2020, the government announced on Wednesday, as world leaders meet this week in Paris to address global climate change. The economic superpower will also reduce yearly carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations by 180m tonnes within the next 14 … Continued