endangered species

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The oldest Matschie’s tree kangaroo in the country, Paul, has passed away due to complications from heart issues at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.

Center for Biological Diversity

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population took a big hit last year, with a record number killed by fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes. And researchers have so far been unable to find any evidence of new calves born this year.

Photo Courtesy of St. Michael's Country Day School

The bill to make the American burying beetle the official state insect heads to the governor’s desk. This was the result of steady lobbying by third graders in Newport.