The Los Angeles Zoo welcomed three new babies earlier this month. Triplet peccaries, or javelinas, were born in captivity to a set of first-time piggy parents.
Javelinas were once thought to be extinct until some were found in Paraguay in the early 1970s. As a result of habitat loss in Central, South and southern North America, as well as hunting, the species is critically endangered. Fewer than 4,000 are believed to exist today.
The species is adaptable to environments and are able to thrive in deserts and the rain forest. As a result, they may be less threatened by elements like the ongoing drought in the Southwest than other species.
These baby javelinas are now able to be viewed in their zoo habitat. They are being raised by their parents, as well as an aunt and a grandmother at the zoo.
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for potential impacts from Typhoon Noul, which will be a powerful typhoon when it approaches the Philippines this weekend.
While a few showers will pass east of the Bay Area, seasonable weather and sunshine will hold in place through the weekend.
Following a dip in temperature during the middle of the week, summerlike warmth will rebound across much of the Northeast by this weekend.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could eventually become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States late this week.
The map will depict the threat levels for the four main storm hazards: wind, storm surge, flooding rain and tornadoes.
Record cold moved into the Great Lakes. New records set at Grand Rapids (28 degrees) and Marquette (21 degrees).
Moscow, Russia (1987)
Excess pollen caused rain to turn green in some parts of the city.
Chesnee, SC (1989)
A 700-yard-wide tornado lifts a 1,000 pound bale of hay and carries it for five miles. Two people killed by the storm.