Poaching of vulnerable and endangered animals has increased in recent months because of a drought scorching Kenya and other nearby African countries.
More than 30 people have been convicted in connection to a poaching case involving a Nebraska hunting and guiding services company.
It took two hours to wrestle the 10 foot long sturgeon into the boat on Fraser River, British Columbia.
The big cat had stepped into the snare, which was becoming tighter and tighter.
They say the DNA map could clear up questions about apes' evolutionary past and be used to crack down on poachers and traffickers.
The elephant had been carrying 200 pounds of ivory in its tusks, and was the largest to be hunted in the country since 1996.
The iconic elk bull, known as "Kahuna" or "Bruno" was a popular attraction in northern Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.
Almost half of the 30 wolves illegally killed in Oregon since 2001 died in the last two years.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said the fish was out of the water for 90 minutes before it could be released.
Colorado's Operation Game Thief has received more than 2,400 reports of poaching, with more than 700 convictions for related offenses handed out.
Officials are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest or citation after the suspect fled the scene.
Conservationist Adam Bronstein described the latest in a series of wolf killings in Oregon as "heinous."
The bear's owner said she had kept him to protect him but failed to hand him over to authorities because her family life was too busy.
The killing is the latest in a series of similar incidents in the state.
"This was an opportunistic event that an individual or individuals took advantage of, and it will cause major harm to elk in the future," Tony Leonetti said.
Daisy the tiny rhino was found unable to stand and with the umbilical cord still attached, and in a weak condition.
Four suspects have been arrested for the killings of four of the 22 rhinos butchered in the last week.
Park rangers found the construction tycoon in February of 2018 with guns and several slain animals, including the black panther that was butchered and cooked.
Nile crocodiles, common in the iSimangaliso wildlife park, are the most deadly of all crocodilians, accounting for hundreds of human deaths every year.
"Her death was shocking ... because she looked fine after being amputated and actively moving," said Rika Marwati, a veterinarian.
Animals Asia said the cub likely watched his mother being killed before being stuffed in a birdcage by illegal wildlife traffickers.
Alligator snapping turtles can live 80 years, with males known to weigh up to 249 pounds and have jaws powerful enough to snap bone.
Thankfully rescuers deemed the young Amur tiger's injuries to be minor and expect it to have survived.
Park officials said it is dangerous to hunt illegally in the area, warning that "criminals stand to lose their lives and freedom."
Researchers report elephants are rapidly evolving to not have tusks, and they believe they know why.
"A rhino horn has supreme value only when it is intact to the living rhino," said Assam's chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Marcos Uzquiano is one of the subjects of new documentary "Tigre Gente" that casts light on the illegal trade of jaguar fangs in Bolivia.
Police saw him "throw the alligator over his shoulder and then throw it down to the ground as if he were trying to injure the alligator."
"As a society, we have yet to shake off the idea of human dominion over nonhuman animals and the self- proclaimed right to kill them for our interests, however trivial these may be," researcher Francisco Santiago-Ávila told Newsweek.
Approximately 80 severed bear paws were discovered in the Canadian province of British Columbia.