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Tilikum, the former SeaWorld orca and subject of the documentary "Blackfish."

SeaWorld Is Being Investigated For Its Response To 'Blackfish'

Two government agencies have subpoenaed SeaWorld officials about how they responded to the fallout from the "Blackfish" documentary.

  Animals

1:22A grizzly bear
The National Park Service

Yellowstone Grizzlies Are Losing Their Endangered Species Protection

0:55Dogs in a cage
Humane Society International

Despite Ban Rumors, The Yulin Dog Meat Festival Is Still Happening

0:59Skippy the Maine Coon waits to be judged at the 'Supreme Championship Cat Show"
Getty Images / Matt Cardy

How Did Cats Become Domesticated? Ancient DNA Gives Us Some Clues

0:47A Great Dane puppy being rescued
The Humane Society of the United States

84 Great Danes Rescued From 'Squalid' Puppy Mill

1:26A chimpanzee sits in a cage on the back of a truck
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Only 72 Of Nearly 600 Lab Chimpanzees Have Been Moved To Sanctuaries

0:44A fossilized wooly mammoth skeleton standing in Summers Place Auctions in England
Getty Images / Peter Macdiarmid

Animals Can Be Declared De-Extinct ... But How Does That Work?

1:00A Galápagos tortoise faces the camera.
Paul Krawczuk / CC BY 2.0

A Galápagos Tortoise Species Thought To Be Extinct Has Resurfaced

0:45A man walks dogs through the street
Getty Images / Brian Harkin

A 'Highly Contagious' Dog Flu Has Re-emerged In The US

0:53Green sea turtle swims
Getty Images

Turtles On The Great Barrier Reef Have Human Medication In Their Blood

1:19Wild horses
Getty Images

Trump's Proposed Budget Could Threaten An American Icon

0:55An adult flamingo standing amongst chicks
Getty Images / Blazquez Dominguez

Scientists Tackle The Big Question: How Flamingos Sleep On One Leg

1:09A tray of fish on display
Getty Images / Ahmad Khateib

A Company's Plan To Fix Fisheries Has Scientists Feeling Skeptical

1:28Blue Whale in the water
Silverback Films / BBC

Blue Whales Weren't Always The Giants They Are Today

0:45Eastern black rhinoceros grazing in field
Michelle Gadd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

The Eastern Black Rhinoceros Has Officially Returned To Rwanda

0:59Big cats and their handler perform during a Ringling Bros. show.
Getty Images

The 'Greatest' (Or 'Cruelest') Show On Earth Is About To End

1:01Fake caterpillar on a leaf
Chung Yu Tak

Worried About Predator Attacks? Stay Away From The Equator

0:49A parrotlet hops to a new perch
Diana Chin, Lentink Lab

Before Birds Could Fly, Dinosaurs Had To Learn To Hop

0:47Close-up of a bumblebee covered in pollen
Kalle Gustafsson / CC BY 2.0

When Choosing Flowers, Bees Go For Their Nicotine Fix

1:02Townsend's warbler sitting in a tree
Stephen Lester

Climate Change Is Screwing Up Birds' Migratory Patterns

0:57A wild snow leopard in India
Snow Leopard Conservancy

How Harsh Habitats Shaped Snow Leopards' Genes

0:38Always Dreaming and his jockey John Velazquez.
Getty Images

On A Sloppy Track, A Last-Minute Favorite Wins The Kentucky Derby

1:08Otters play a pipe organ
Smithsonian's National Zoo

Music Keeps The Mind Sharp — Even If You're An Animal In A Zoo

1:10A giant larvacean
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Filter-Feeding Plankton Clean Carbon Out Of The Oceans

0:50A cat high-fives a human
Getty Images

Your Cat Probably Loves You. Science Says So.

1:15Devil's Hole Pupfish, Newcomb's Tree Snail, Fender's Blue butterfly
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A New Bill Could Completely Upend The Endangered Species Act

0:44Lua, a two-toed sloth born at the Memphis Zoo.
Memphis Zoo

This Two-Toed Sloth Is The Memphis Zoo's Newest Addition

1:03Three sea lions
Getty Images

Marine Mammals In California Are Falling Victim To Brain-Rotting Toxin

1:05A naked mole rat
Tim Evanson / CC BY SA 2.0

The World's Weirdest Mammal Keeps Surprising Scientists

0:44Takara and her calf
SeaWorld

The Last Orca To Be Born At SeaWorld Just Arrived

1:07Young giraffe in Botswana
Getty Images

Giraffes Are Dying Out, But US Still Doesn't Label Them 'Endangered'