Florida safari park is slammed for shooting and killing 2,000 pound white rhino that had escaped from its enclosure – days before it was due to be unveiled to the public

Florida safari park is slammed for shooting and killing 2,000 pound white rhino that had escaped from its enclosure – days before it was due to be unveiled to the public

A 2,000-pound white rhinoceros has been shot and killed at a Florida safari park after it ‘aggressively’ escaped from its enclosure – staff claiming it could have ‘killed other animals.’ Bodycam footage in the moments after the shooting shows Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park general manager Jordan Munns explaining that the behavior of the rhino […]

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Mountain gorilla reproduction slows with female transfers, study shows

Mountain gorilla reproduction slows with female transfers, study shows

Mountain gorillas are currently the only nonhuman great ape whose population is not declining. Thanks to successful conservation interventions, the species’ population has increased from 620 in 1989 to more than 1,000 today, enabling the International Union for Conservation of Nature to change the species’ conservation status from critically endangered to endangered. However, with mountain […]

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Technology makes studying wildlife easier, but access isn’t equal

Technology makes studying wildlife easier, but access isn’t equal

Studying primates in the wild has historically been a tough task. Alexander Piel knows the challenges too well. Since 2005, the biological anthropologist has been studying primates in countries like Tanzania, Madagascar, Kenya and Senegal. For one, the vastly diverse habitats made it difficult to track them: while some live in dense tropical forests, many […]

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