Thursday, January 20, 2022

wildlife

A plea for better management of human-tiger conflict

The Malayan tiger is standing precariously close to the brink of extinction.

California lawmakers aim to ban offshore drilling after spill

About 3,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean, killing wildlife, soiling the coastline and forcing officials to close beaches in several cities in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles.

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.

Alligator in Hurricane Ida attack found with human remains in stomach

The animal's capture ended a two-week search for a 71-year-old man, whose attack outside his home was witnessed by his wife.

Sabah swabs orangutans for Covid after park staff test positive

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

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.

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