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Maria Island is full of wombats.

An Australian national park is asking people to stop taking selfies with wombats and take a pledge to be a ‘respectful traveler’

Anyone who goes to Maria Island will see a sign that reads 'I take this pledge to respect and protect the furred and feathered residents of Maria.'
A bite from a puppy (not the one pictured) left a Virginia woman infected with rabies.

A woman died of rabies after she was bitten by a puppy during a yoga retreat in India. Here’s what travelers should know about the risk.

A Virginia woman died of rabies after bog bite sustained during a trip to India. Here's what travelers can do to reduce their risks of contracting this when traveling.
The northern white rhino subspecies is almost extinct.

23 animals that are in danger of disappearing forever

The world's last male northern white rhino recently died this past March — but that's not the only animal in danger of going extinct.
The dog is expected to recover.

A police officer was fired after shooting a chihuahua

Wallace didn't violate any laws in shooting the animal, but he has been "relieved of his duties," Sheriff Tim Ryals said in a statement.
Preston Junior High School in Preston, Idaho.

A teacher who fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students to put ‘it out of its misery’ is found not guilty of animal cruel...

Robert Crosland, a teacher at Preston Junior High School in Preston, Idaho, never disputed that he fed the puppy to his classroom's pet turtle.
Lion House is a rentable cottage in South Africa.

A small cottage in South Africa lets you sleep near 77 lions for $100 a night

Lion House is a small cottage in South Africa with over 70 lions just steps from the front door. You could stay the night for just $104.
Lion House is a rentable cottage in South Africa.

A small cottage in South Africa lets you sleep near 77 lions for $100 a night

Lion House is a small cottage in South Africa with over 70 lions just steps from the front door. You could stay the night for just $104.
What a catch!

People are obsessed with an 88-pound ‘river monster’ catfish

Paula Cathey Smith of Waverly, Tennessee, caught and released the animal on Sunday.
Ringed seals have faced negative life-altering conditions because of climate change.

8 aquatic animals that might be extinct in 100 years

From krill to blue whales, here are some aquatic animals that could become extinct as a result of climate change's impact.