Tuesday, November 30, 2021

animals

US surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

The procedure involved use of a pig whose genes had been altered so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule known to trigger almost immediate rejection.

Not just survival of the fittest for orangutans in Sarawak reserve

The park rangers are also taking extra precautions to keep the primates safe from Covid-19.

Sabah swabs orangutans for Covid after park staff test positive

All 30 antigen tests which were conducted last Tuesday came back negative.

Ailing tourism spells hairy times for cat hotels, too

Owners have nowhere to go, which means pets have no need of hotels either.

Giant panda twins born in French zoo

Last month, China said giant pandas are no longer seen as endangered but are still vulnerable.

Sumatran tigers infected with coronavirus at Indonesian zoo

Authorities are still trying to find the source of infection as none of the nurses or zookeepers in contact with the animals were sick at the time.

Snow leopard tests positive for Covid-19, now in quarantine with 3 other leopards

Zoo vets are currently administering doses of non-human vaccine to the animals most at risk of contracting the virus.

Chimps recorded killing and eating gorillas in the wild for the first time

In two battles, the chimps separated an infant gorilla from its mother and killed it, and in the second fight the chimps ate the baby gorilla.

Sarawak livestock traders brace for low-key Eid

Between the Covid-19 restrictions and plunging livestock prices, they say they are struggling to survive.

A day ‘at the zoo’ in pandemic times

Like many other activities, even trips to the zoo must now be done online.

Forget Jaws: sensitive shark advocates want to rename violent attacks ‘interactions’

Shark researchers say the change to more sensitive language will help 'dispel assumptions that sharks are ravenous, mindless monsters'.

Woman dragged from tent and killed by grizzly bear in US

Fatal grizzly attacks are rare and wildlife officials are hunting the animal in order to kill it because of the nature of the attack.

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