Animals in the News

It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include an elephant with a prosthetic leg, a Hungarian horseman, a glass squid from Hawaii, fireflies in Mexico, pangolins in Indonesia, rescue operations for a number of animals, a fennec fox in a Bangkok cafe, and much more. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from recent months, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, as part of an ongoing series on animals in the news.

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  • Alex Brandon / AP

    Photos From the March for Our Lives

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  • Shamil Zhumatov / Reuters

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    The Luminale festival in Germany,  Space Needle renovations in Seattle, pointy boots in Mexico, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, and much more.

  • Reuters

    The Bike-Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles

    Gigantic piles of impounded, abandoned, and broken bicycles have become a familiar sight in many Chinese cities, after a rush to build up its new bike-sharing industry vastly overreached.

  • Chris Gunn / NASA

    Building the World's Most Powerful Telescope

    Photos of the long, painstaking construction process of the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in early 2019.