The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Bronx Zoo just set a weird, colorful world record in the name of elephant conservation.

A lot of wild elephants are in danger. Habitat loss and ivory poaching have been pushing their numbers lower and lower.

In an effort to support elephant conservation, the Bronx Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society's 96 elephants campaign joined together. They wanted to make an impactful statement by collecting as many origami elephants as possible to show that people really do care about these animals.

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The Indonesian government just busted a high-level criminal ring in a story that reads like some sort of awesome Hollywood spy thriller.

It began with a tip-off that something was amiss back in late 2014; the cast was an international coalition of crime-busters; the plot follows an 18-month investigation; and it ended with an epic conclusion: a bust and the recovery of stolen goods.

What stolen goods were being recovered, exactly? It wasn't famous paintings, diamonds, sunken treasure, or even a certain golden falcon statue.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society just released their favorite animal photos of the year.

The WCS is an organization dedicated to conserving the world's largest "wild places" and promoting biodiversity. They do some amazing stuff, not the least of which is taking amazing photos of wildlife from around the world.

So, as you can imagine, their top photos of 2015 from global conservation programs are pretty great:

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