Friday, July 30, 2021

wildlife

Jumbos jet ‘home’: African elephants born and raised in English zoo to fly to Kenya

After the mammoth task of getting them to Kenya, the herd will be rewilded in the bush 'where they belong'.

Two rare Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia

Javan rhinos once numbered in the thousands across Southeast Asia, but have been hard hit by rampant poaching and human encroachment on their habitats.

Business class bat on Air India flight causes a flap

An official for Air India speculated that the bat may have entered the aircraft when it was being loaded with in-flight catering.

Tigers kill zookeepers in separate attacks in China

One keeper was killed as he cleaned a tiger's cage, the other as he opened the cage at feeding time.

WHO seeks ban on sale of live wild mammals in food markets

It says wild animals pose a particular risk for the emergence of new diseases.

Illegal wildlife trade could trigger another pandemic, activists warn

With over 800,000 undiscovered viruses in animals and birds which could infect humans through close contact, they are calling for an immediate end to the illegal wildlife trade and deforestation.

Kenyan trafficker extradited to US after endangered animal poaching sting

He was arrested in Kenya after police intercepted two rhinoceros horns sold to an American cop posing as a buyer from New York.

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

Rangers protecting gorillas and tourists killed in Congo national park

Virunga, home to endangered mountain gorillas, is one of the most dangerous national parks in Africa.

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.

The Malayan tiger, from national icon to national shame?

With fewer than 200 remaining in the wild, the Malayan tiger is rapidly drawing close to extinction.

Smuggled parrots signal ever-growing conflict between wildlife and humans

Conservation experts say the coronavirus pandemic is a watershed moment for curbing the global wildlife trade, which can spread disease and lead to extinction.

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