Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Coronavirus is a Threat to Endangered Primates

Research found that endangered primates including the Sumatran orangutan and western lowland gorilla are vulnerable to coronavirus infection because of shared genetic similarities to humans. Like the tigers at the Bronx zoo that likely caught the coronavirus from zookeepers, scientists say the potential for humans to give the virus to endangered animals is likely. Study […]

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Petition: Big Mammals Suffer Brain Damage in Captivity According to Research

Petition: Big Mammals Suffer Brain Damage in Captivity According to Research

Many animals, most notably big mammals, often exhibit signs of duress as a result of being held in zoos or aquariums. These activities can include behaving in an abnormally aggressive manner, pacing, or even engaging in self-destructive behaviors. One expert in this field is Shubhobroto Ghosh, the Wildlife Projects Manager for Animals in the Wild, […]

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Beheaded tiger is discovered among grim haul of pelts and animal corpses during wildlife trafficking raid on a private zoo in Thailand

Beheaded tiger is discovered among grim haul of pelts and animal corpses during wildlife trafficking raid on a private zoo in Thailand

A beheaded tiger has been discovered among several other animal corpses during a wildlife trafficking raid at a private zoo in Thailand. Thai wildlife officials made the shocking discovery at the Mukda Tiger Park and Farm in the northeastern province of Mukdahan. They found a severed tiger head and other tiger carcasses, including body parts, in […]

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