With a tally of 6,000, officials said this year's manatee count is about a thousand more than the previous high in 2010.
Footage from an eagle's-eye view captures the majestic bird of prey soaring toward its handler far below.
A camera trap meant to record chimpanzees makes a chance discovery.
With just 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild, the iconic creature needs all the help it can get from conservation efforts.
The good news that giant pandas are increasing in number benefits not only the iconic black and white bears, but also animals that share their habitat.
Camera trap pictures capture a mother watching over her new bundles of energy.
With only about 30 left, the amur leopard is on the brink of disappearing, due to loss of habitat forcing them to live in closer proximity to people.
Thanks to a strong recovery, the small minnow has been removed from the federal list of endangered and threatened animals.
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