Eastern black rhinos are one of the most endangered mammal groups, with large-scale poaching in the late 20th century leading to a significant decline in black rhino populations in Africa. There are estimated to be about 800 in the world today.
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The plight of a lonely elephant in a Pakistani zoo has inspired help from pop icon Cher, who has sent a representative to oversee improvements in his living conditions. Cher first became aware of 29-year-old Kavaan’s plight when pictures of the elephant in chains with only a dilapidated
By Jeffrey Moyo MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As prolonged drought dries up water holes and grass, Zimbabwe’s government is taking an unprecedented step to keep the wildlife in its game reserves alive: It is selling the animals to private owners. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority has invited bids to purchase the animals in
Islamabad: Today talk of the senate was the elephant which was kept in captivity in Marghazar Zoo.Gifted by Sri Lanka to Pakistan in the 80s, Kaavan’s only companion, Saheli, was only 22-years-old when she died in 2012 due to gross neglect and lack of proper veterinary care. Kaavan remained shackled for 27 years and got
The mother and babies were eating when they were targeted by gun-toting workers from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA). The animals were part of a pride of around 20 lions which had crawled under a perimeter fence of their home at the famous wildlife reserve in South Africa. It is understood that local
KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) – Thai police have charged 22 people, including three Buddhist monks, with wildlife trafficking and removed the dead animals including a bear and a leopard from the infamous Tiger Temple, authorities said on Friday. The temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of the capital, Bangkok, has been a major tourist attraction for more
(Reuters) – A male gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed by keepers on Saturday after he dragged around a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure, a zoo official said. The boy crawled through a barrier and fell about 12 feet (3.7-meters) into a moat surrounding the habitat, where Harambe, a 400-pound (181-kg) western
By Kizito Makoye DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Drought-afflicted herders have been ordered to remove their cattle from Tanzania’s national parks, where they had moved in a bid to find new food sources, the Tanzanian government said late on Monday. Thousands of heads of cattle, goats and sheep have crossed into Tanzania from