'Medo' is an abandoned baby brown bruin rescued by a family in Slovenia. Now they want to keep him, much to the chagrin of local animal experts.
Great white shark: Researchers have found that fewer great whites are in the Pacific ocean than previously believed. Other shark species from around the world have also suffered steep population declines like the great white shark's in recent years.
Runoff from unusual snowfall in Alabama caused water temperatures in Mobile Bay to drop suddenly, possibly leading to stillbirths of baby dolphins, researchers say. Poisoning as a result last year's oil spill is another possible culprit.
Eastern cougar: The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, saying occasional sightings were not the extinct ghost cat.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Qatar rejected protection for marine species, including sharks, bluefin tuna, and coral, disappointing the US, environmentalists, and marine scientists.
Protection for polar bears – including a ban on trade in their fur and parts – was rejected at a conference of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).
For more than 50 years, Ann van Dyk has championed cheetahs.
An effort to save the axolotl – a type of salamander – is also a bid to preserve an ancient culture.