A tropical fish vendor in New York City illegally imported 39,548 piranhas in 2011 and 2012 and resold them to fish retailers in several states. Only 850 were recovered. The piranha smuggler has agreed to pay $73,000 in fines.
Penguins in Punta Tombo, Argentina, have a new foe to contend with – global climate change. Heavy rains and high temperatures are endangering the world's largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins.
The number of black-and-orange butterflies, popularly known as Monarch butterflies, wintering in Mexico have hit its lowest this year since studies began in 1993. The insects' annual migration is on the verge of disappearing, say experts.