State Just Decided To Kill Endangered Wolves — While They’re Still Raising Their Babies

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  Even though the gray wolf is classified as an endangered species in Washington State, the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) just signed a death sentence for members of the Smackout wolf pack because cattle ranchers are complaining. “The purpose of this action is to change the pack’s behavior, while also meeting the state’s…

This Incredible Footage Of A Massive Great White Shark Caught In Shallow Water Is Going Viral

By: Bridget Sharkey/Simple Most  This video of a great white shark thrashing around in shallow water has the internet taking a collective gasp. It’s not often that we see such up-close-and-personal video of a great white shark in action, and when we do, it’s generally hundreds of feet under the water via a brave soul holding a camera in…

Undercover Investigation Reveals How A Single Chinese Town Is The World’s Largest Hub For Illegal Ivory

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science   An undercover investigation has revealed how a single small Chinese town has become the world’s largest hub for illegal ivory trafficking. The anonymous settlement in the backwaters of southern China has silently developed into a major center for smuggling ivory from Africa, with up to 20 criminal gangs now operating in the…

Thanks To Contraceptive Pills Being Flushed Down The Toilet, Male Fish Are Laying EGGS

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  There are certain things that you simply should never flush down the toilet. Plastic wrappers. Condoms. Beloved yet expired childhood pets. These things get stuck and cause several plumbing issues. The toilet is not a magical waste disposal portal; it is not a wardrobe into a Narnia-like dumping ground. As some rather…

Grizzly Bears In Yellowstone National Park Lose Their Endangered Species Protection

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science  Grizzly bears that inhabit the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park may now want to tread carefully if they ever leave the reserve’s boundaries. The apex predators have just lost their endangered species status, which means it will now be legal to hunt the animals as trophies outside of the park. The decision was announced…

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