Tag Archives: Mammals

17Nov/17

Elephant advocates trumpet outrage over new Trump hunting rule

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (NOVEMBER 2013) (REUTERS) – U.S. conservation groups lashed out this week against a White House decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African nations to bring home the endangered animals’ tusks or other body parts as souvenirs. Continue reading

30Apr/17

AfrikaBurn brings artwork to South African desert

China Central Television (CCTV) – A temporary city of art has been created in the desert of South Africa during the annual AfrikaBurn event in the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape.
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02Apr/17

China to shut down all ivory factories, retail stores in 2017

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.
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12Mar/17

Sometimes pandas are in no mood for panda playtime

Chengdu,Sichuan,China (China Central Television) – Giant pandas are usually captured being playful with one another at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, however two recently released video clips show that sometimes these pandas are in no mood to play. Continue reading

16Feb/17

Zoo prepares to say bye-bye to Bao Bao

Officials at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington prepare giant panda Bao Bao for her trip to China.

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08Dec/16

Giraffes suffer silent extinction in Africa, report

Giraffes suffer a “silent extinction” caused by illegal hunting and expansion of farmland in Africa according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature latest report.

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09Feb/16

Goat arrested in India for grazing on judge’s lawn

Grass is not always greener on the other side — the harsh reality dawned on Babli, a female goat, when she found herself in “police custody” in India for grazing on nearby lawns.

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09Oct/15

Scientists probe elephant genes for cancer clues

As dozens of circus elephants prepare to retire at a Central Florida preserve, researchers are studying their genes, believed to be the key to the species’ low incidence of cancer.

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