Rare gorilla sighting in Africa

The World Conservation Society is sharing this glimpse of Cross River gorillas, the rarest of the great apes. They seldom make a public...

Rare sight of baby great horned owls

These adorable puffballs are being treated at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital after their nests were...

Newborn fawn delivered on doorstep

A fawn is discovered on a front porch in Pacific Grove, California. The animal is curled up on the Chang family’s welcome mat. James, a...

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Barney the Airedale cools off at the office

By Alex Smith Barney is one thirsty Airedale terrier. Owned by the managing director of RA Roberts office supplies in Sheffield, England,...

Plump rescue pooch gets put on a serious diet

Fluffy Pork Chop (before you lick YOUR chops we’re actually talking about a dog here), a corgi/cocker spaniel mix who was rescued last...

Plump rescue pooch gets put on a serious diet

Fluffy Pork Chop (before you lick YOUR chops we’re actually talking about a dog here), a corgi/cocker spaniel mix who was rescued last...

Sloth rehab thrives in Costa Rica

For two decades, Judy Avery Arroyo, has been helping Costa Rica’s local sloth population. Arroyo is the founder of a sanctuary that has...

Reporter rescues Brownie the puppy from tornado rubble

The dozen tornadoes that tore through Lancaster, Texas on Tuesday peeled roofs off homes and tossed big rigs into the air, but a puppy...

Penguin on the loose

In a Houdini-like move, penguin No. 337, escapes from Tokyo Sea Life Park. The one-year-old Humboldt penguin managed to scale a 13-foot...

All wrapped up! Baby sloth gets put in a onesie

Just look at that face! This adorable baby sloth had us all procrastinating — or, er, I mean, replaying the video repeatedly during our...

Trapped orca freed by diver

A diver in New Zealand frees a killer whale that was entangled in a fishing rope. Rhys Cochrane admits he was scared when he was cutting...

Fisherman on kayak rescues injured dog

Rory O’Connor was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when a dog swam up to his kayak. He pulled the injured pup out of the water and tried to...

Adorable pair of polar bear cubs welcomed in China

Watch TODAY.com's Dara Brown report on the newest baby bears to be welcomed at one special aquarium in China. This is the second set of...

Close up look at Javan rhinos

An amazing sight as cameras catch a rare look at Javan rhinos. The movements of at least 35 of the endangered animals, five of them...

Silver hair attracts Silverbacks

Up close and personal takes on a new meaning for wildlife photographer John King. He and his wife were traveling in East Africa when they...

Silver hair attracts Silverbacks

Up close and personal takes on a new meaning for wildlife photographer John King. He and his wife were traveling in East Africa when they...

A Christmas must-have: Rent a reindeer!

Looking for that special something for your holiday party? Try renting reindeer! Angie and Martin Flint run a reindeer rental business in...

Lone calf adopted by new elephant mom

An elephant calf is recuperating at Coochbehar Wild Life in India's eastern West Bengal state. The15-day-old calf was rescued after...

White House decks the halls with Bos

"Shine, Give, Share" is the theme for the White House's Christmas 2011, and one of its emphases is sharing time with family and loved...

Slow loris clings to 5th floor railing

A slow loris, suspected to have come down from the nearby mountains to forage for food, was rescued from the fifth floor of an apartment...

Dozens of beagles rescued from animal-testing lab

Forty beagles got to take their first walk outside in Los Angeles, Calif., after being rescued from a research laboratory in Spain, where...

Waiting for baby Beluga

The Georgia Aquarium announces that Maris, a 17-year-old Beluga whale, is expecting a calf in late 2012. Beluga whales are pregnant for...

Black bear visits Fla. campus

A black bear gives authorities a run for their money after roaming near Florida Gulf Coast University. The 100-pound bear has not only...

Surfing goat rides the waves

A goat owner takes his pet to the beach and lets her ride the waves. Dayna McGregor says his pet, named Goatee, is a natural after...

Amazing video of murmuration in Ireland

Sophie Windsor Clive and Liberty Smith experience one of nature's greatest and most fleeting phenomena, a murmuration on Ireland's...

Where in the World is there a preschool for apes?

On the third day of Matt Lauer’s Where in the World adventure, TODAY’s Amy Robach takes viewers on a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the...