The animal will be rehabilitated and may be released back into the wild if it becomes strong enough, according to wildlife officials.
No humans or animals were injured in the process of wrangling the two zebras that escaped from the zoo.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that the overexploitation of nature comes at a heavy cost," Inger Andersen, the UNEP executive director, said.
Speculating on how the alligator found itself on Interstate 10 in the middle of a tropical storm, rescuers said: "I guess the alligator was trying to evacuate."
The black bear took a casual stroll across a picturesque street on Gatlinburg, sending people scrambling to get out its path.
Contractors discovered the snakes after they removed a ceiling cover only to find a snake's head.
The deer was apparently infected with fibromas, wart-like tumors that covered nearly every inch of its face.
The attack has prompted animal rights campaigners at PETA to call for a ban on keeping big cats.
The woman feared getting "kangaroo kicked to the face" as she came across the stampede while walking along a cliff in Australia.
According to educational website BearWise, there are more than 6,000 black bears living in Tennessee.
The man was alerted to the bear after he heard his car honking "7 or 8" times at 7am, and then saw his car "moving like crazy" outside.
"We saw that it was like a leopard ... At the moment, it was very weird. Like, why's this animal here?" one witness said.
The mom was having "tummy time" with her son outside, when his cries attracted an unexpected guest.
Wildlife officials said the animal was around two years old and may have been looking for shade or a source of food.
A small alligator was found being illegally held in a man's book bag during a routine traffic stop by local law enforcement.
The homeowner, Steve Farkas, took to Facebook to warn his neighbors and other area residents that the dangerous animal had been spotted.
A group of international researchers have named two new species of warblers with the help of previously-discovered specimens held in museums.
There have been two sightings of bears in southwest Florida in the past week, with bears spotted in South Naples and Bonita Springs Beach.
The animal was spotted chasing goats before it was scared off the property located in British Columbia, Canada.
An enormous alligator was caught on video on Sunday walking around a neighborhood, seemingly trying to find the perfect patch of grass to sunbathe on.
In police body camera footage, one officer grabs a rope in an attempt to lasso the animal, telling onlookers: "I've roped a couple horses in my day."
One of six African Painted Dogs being raised by an Australian zoo has gone viral for its adorable vet check-up video.
A long-thought-extinct giant river otter was discovered swimming happily in the rivers of Argentina earlier this month.
A massive python weighing a whopping 88 pounds was discovered by a startled butcher as he set up shop for the day.
The woman was thought to be feeding the three semi-wild wolfdogs in their pen when they attacked her.
Footage of a massive alligator making its way to the front of a Florida house has elicited some humorous responses from teen viewers.
The animals are considered a pest by farmers and some academics. However, proposals to cull them have been controversial.
The elementary school posted a warning about the loose animal on Facebook, but for some locals, it was the kind of thing they had to see to believe.