Animals

The mystery of mutilated seals

TOM ROWLEY The Sun 19.08.2010
The mystery of mutilated seals

DESPERATE boffins are trying to discover why dozens of mutilated seals are washing up on British beaches with their skin horrifically ripped off.

China zoos in 'barbaric' animal abuse: report

Chinese zoos and safari parks treat their animals "barbarically," including abusing them to perform tricks and depriving them of proper food and shelter, an animal welfare group said.


Cold kills more than 6 million fish, thousands of alligators, dolphins in Bolivia

Over 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles, dolphins and other river wildlife are floating dead in numerous Bolivian rivers in the three eastern/southern departments of Santa Cruz, Beni and Tarija. The extreme cold front that hit Bol...

Giant Panda Accidently Gassed in China

This just might be the saddest news you will hear today—a giant panda, living in China's Jinan Zoo, died after accidently being gassed with carbon monoxide and chlorine.


Spain's Catalonia on verge of banning bullfighting

Bullfighting in Spain could suffer its biggest setback to date on Wednesday when the local parliament in Catalonia votes on whether to ban the practice in the separatist-minded northeastern region.

Hong Kong celeb croc still popular

A crocodile that evaded capture for seven months in urban Hong Kong six years ago is still in the spotlight as it nears its 10th birthday, a news report said Sunday.


10-foot gator bites off man's hand in Fla. canal

Florida wildlife officials say a 10-foot alligator bit off a man's hand while he was swimming in a canal with friends.

Baghdad kills 58,000 stray dogs in 3-month span

BUSHRA JUHI Yahoo! News 12.07.2010
Baghdad kills 58,000 stray dogs in 3-month span

Teams of veterinarians and police shooters have killed some 58,000 stray dogs in and around the Iraqi capital over the past three months as part of a campaign to curb an increasing number of strays blamed for attacks on residents.


Tiger population 'falls to lowest level since records began'

Tiger numbers are at lowest level since records began, with conservationists warning that the world has 12 years to save the species.

Fish talk to each other, researcher finds

The undersea world isn't as quiet as we thought, according to a New Zealand researcher who found fish can "talk" to each other.


Environmental Cost of Shark Finning Is Getting Attention in Hong Kong

When Christine and Constant Tang, both avid scuba divers, got married in 2003, they did something unusual: They did not serve shark’s fin soup at their wedding reception in Hong Kong. “The waiter who took our banquet order gave us a pretty strange...

Arizona Spends $1.25M to Save 250 Squirrels

JOHN WETENHALL ABC News 18.06.2010
Arizona Spends $1.25M to Save 250 Squirrels

Arizona is spending $1.25 million to build bridges for endangered squirrels over a mountain road so they don't become roadkill and then monitor their health.


Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel

The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years.

Hong Kong's rising conservationists fight to save pink dolphins

The triangle of busy, brackish water that separates Hong Kong from the industrial belt of southern China seems an unlikely place to look for rare wildlife. But every week conservationist Janet Walker brings tourists out among the tall ships and co...


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SEATTLE - A cougar that apparently lived in Seattle for more than two weeks and forced the city’s largest park to close was captured early yesterday and returned to the wild, state wildlife officials said.

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Leggy models shared the catwalk with a porcupine, a python and a yak on Sunday at a fashion show to raise public awareness of animal welfare and Saint Petersburg's zoo.


Firefoxes set to blaze a trail at Ocean Park

Nickkita Lau The Standard 30.04.2009
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Four cuddly red pandas from Sichuan were the stars of the show at the launch of Ocean Park's Amazing Asian Animals attraction yesterday.

Spokane parks to detonate squirrels

NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS KOMO News 14.04.2009
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Finch Arboretum is being overrun by ground squirrels, and Spokane Parks and Recreation is bringing in some special artillery.


Wild boar attacks pensioner in Tai Po

Nickkita Lau The Standard 08.04.2009
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A 77-year-old man was in hospital last night after a rampaging wild boar pinned him to the ground and bit him in the groin in Tai Po yesterday.

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There's been another sighting of the humpback whale that has become lost in Hong Kong waters - this time in the eastern part of Victoria Harbour.



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