Birth of Rare Eastern Black Rhino is Cause for Celebration–Watch the Amazing Birth Caught on Camera, With Only 600 in Wild

Birth of Rare Eastern Black Rhino is Cause for Celebration–Watch the Amazing Birth Caught on Camera, With Only 600 in Wild

Keepers at Chester Zoo were left thrilled following the safe arrival of a new eastern black rhino calf when mother Zuri gave birth in the daylight, allowing the staff to record the occasion. Rhino experts say it’s unusual for a calf to be born in daylight, which gave keepers the unique opportunity to witness its […]

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Global study of 71,000 animal species finds 48% are declining

Global study of 71,000 animal species finds 48% are declining

Two centuries ago, extinctions were rare. Islands were hotspots, losing flightless bird species like the dodo and other animals that were hunted out of existence by European traders and colonists or killed off by introduced rats and cats. The Industrial Revolution changed that: Extinction rates soared across continents, roughly paralleling the exponential growth in human […]

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The North Atlantic right whale is a critically endangered species with an estimated population of fewer than 350

The North Atlantic right whale is a critically endangered species with an estimated population of fewer than 350

Most North Atlantic right whales that are severely injured in fishing gear entanglements die within three years, a new study led by scientists at the New England Aquarium and Duke University finds. North Atlantic right whales are a critically endangered species whose population has shrunk in recent decades. Scientists estimate fewer than 350 of the […]

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Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

Indonesia teams up with Germany on Sumatran rhino breeding efforts

JAKARTA — Indonesian and German scientists are collaborating on assisted reproductive technologies for critically endangered species, with a primary focus on pulling the Sumatran rhino from the brink of extinction. Indonesia’s Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and Germany’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) signed the collaboration agreement in May. It calls for […]

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