The closures include all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events, IDNR said in a statement.
Two of Kenya's three white giraffes were found dead Tuesday. Kenyan officials said armed poachers are responsible for their deaths.
A juvenile brown pelican is recovering down in the Florida Keys after using its beak to steal a cell phone from a woman’s hand and swallowing it. Wildlife officials said it probably thought it was food, which demonstrates the dangers of feeding wild animals.
NOAA and agency partners increase will reward more than $50,000 for any information leading to the deaths of two dolphins.
K9 Phi was assisting the FBI with the continued search for baby Andrew Caballeiro, when he was bitten by the snake in the Everglades.
Wildlife officials in Arkansas are searching for the person who shot and killed a bald eagle.
Drone video captured a boater harassing manatees in Pinellas County, but the man says the video doesn't tell the whole story.
The oldest son of President Donald Trump has received a permit to hunt and kill a grizzly bear in Alaska, officials said Monday.
After drug lord Pablo Escobar died, his four hippos were abandoned, and now they've spawned 80 more hippos that terrorize a small town.
A 60-year-old man fought back against a great white shark after he was attacked. He threw two punches at the nearly nine-foot shark and shouted profanities at it.
"And now you can see why I've been so spooked paddling out alone!" Jeremy Johnston said.
According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the wild giraffe population in Africa is estimated at 110,000.
A large bear was spotted early Friday morning in Monrovia, only a day after a bear was reported roaming around the nearby campus of Mayflower Elementary School.
A bowhunting organization says a 700-pound bear shot in New Jersey last fall has set a world record as the largest black bear killed with a bow and arrow in North America.
An orangutan named Sandra who has been granted legal personhood now has a new primate friend.
A dog and her litter of six puppies were found in a snowdrift earlier this winter, and now, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue shelter in northern Minnesota is thanking the family who spotted them.
The swarming snakes are really just mating snakes and nothing to worry about.
After locals tried and failed to trap an alligator in a Chicago lagoon last year, they called in an expert. Frank Robb, also known as "Alligator Robb," traveled from Florida to the Windy City to catch the 5 foot, 3 inch reptile named "Chance the Snapper."
A recent study warned that the nearly 2,000 species of fireflies in existence could soon face extinction from a variety of threats including habitat loss, pesticide use and light pollution.
A koala embodied happiness when it received a comprehensive belly scratch from an Australian Defence Force officer at a wildlife park on Kangaroo Island.