Tuesday, April 20, 2021

animals

Russia registers world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals

Mass production of the Carnivac-Cov vaccine could begin in April.

In India, 71kg of garbage found in stray cow’s stomach

Previous surgeries done by the People For Animals Trust Faridabad organisation have found up to 50kg of waste in cows' stomachs.

Fewer rhinos poached in South African Covid-19 lockdown

Most illegally poached rhino horns are smuggled to Asia where they are an ingredient in medicine and herbal remedies. 

Pandemic season at the zoo

The Melaka Zoo has been empty of human chatter for a long time since its closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, and the loss of income from ticket sales means it's a struggle to keep the animals healthy. That task now rests on the shoulders of these committed zoo workers, who feed, wash, and treat the adorable and the fierce alike every day.

Tiger euthanised in Covid-19 outbreak at Swedish zoo

Three gorillas at a California zoo are recovering from the virus in what experts believe is the first known case of transmission to primates.

Drug king’s escaped hippos poisoning Colombia’s waterways

The water animals have been adopted by local villagers but are poisoning local waterways with their toxic urine and faeces.

Let the show go on at Zoo Negara

Closing the zoo throughout the MCO would endanger the both the finances of the zoo and the lives of the animals within.

Australia to kill American pigeon who successfully crossed Pacific Ocean

Stop that pigeon: officials are now hunting fugitive flyer Joe, who has disappeared once again

Divers trying to ride sharks off Israel find themselves in hot water

Dusky sharks are considered dangerous and authorities recommend swimmers not attempt to ride them.

Bali’s pickpocketing macaques know exactly what tourists value most, new study shows

Temple monkeys learn what will bring them the tastiest ransoms, and are expert negotiators.

Malaysians happily cough up for ‘exotic’ foreign zoo animals but ignore ‘humdrum’ local ones

People wrongly think local animals are safe and secure and don’t need their help, say naturalists.

China animal rescuer shares home with 1,300 dogs

Wen Junhong says she was driven by worries about what strays face on the streets in China, from accidents to being snatched up for the dog meat trade.

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