New Mexico Wolf Pack Destroyed After Alpha Female Killed, Yearling Flees

New Mexico Wolf Pack Destroyed After Alpha Female Killed, Yearling Flees

SILVER CITY, N.M.— A pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves has been eliminated in the Gila National Forest through a combination of private trapping and federal shooting on behalf of the livestock industry. Conservationists learned today that the Prieto pack’s nine-year-old alpha female died in federal custody on April 25 and that a yearling has […]

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South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari […]

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