Need further proof on how smart and evolved gorillas are? Recently in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, a group of young mountain gorillas were spotted searching and destroying poacher’s traps.
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Jeff Fox is a long-time vegetarian and animal lover who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his two young sons and dog. An accomplished sports journalist, he can also be found writing at FIGHT! magazine and SLAM magazine.
The Asiatic Lion is an extremely rare and endangered species, so the news out of the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England is heartening. Four Asiatic Lion cubs were born at the zoo in May, and are thought to have a chance at survival now that they have made it through the first few months of their lives.
White lions are so rare that they are generally considered extinct in the wild. So zookeepers in the Ukraine were left flabbergasted a few weeks back when two pregnant female tawny lions (whose mates are also tawny) gave birth to five white lion cubs.
Three Toronto Zoo elephants’ retirement day is nearing, and trio plan to do what many retiring Canadians do – move to the sunny south. Iringa, 42, Toka, 41, and Thika, 31, will be leaving the Toronto Zoo and heading to the PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) sanctuary in San Andreas, California.
Pretty sure this isn’t what Steve Jobs had in mind when he introduced the iPad into the world, but he probably would approve nonetheless. The Toronto Zoo reports that they are close to acquiring an iPad for their Orangutans to use at their facility.
It was reported last week the the Toronto Zoo was close to acquiring a couple of pandas from China to exhibit at their zoo. The Toronto Star is now reporting that the deal is done and the zoo will have the pandas for five years, starting next year.
The much-maligned Toronto Zoo might have a couple of furry saviours on the way from the Far East. The zoo, which has suffered declining attendance the past two years along with budget cuts, seems to be on the verge of setting up a panda exhibit.
A forest fire that started on December 27th continues to ravage Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. So far 16,000 hectares of vegetation has been destroyed and it is estimated that it will take up to 80 years to recover from the fire’s devastation.
Harp seal pups are dying off at dramatic rates in Eastern Canada. The culprit? Climate change, once again. A recent report in the science journal PLoS One revealed that disappearing seal habitat has resulted in a spike in the mortality rate of harp seal pups.
Southern California isn’t just the place to be for beach bums, surfers and aspiring movie stars any more – it is also the new cool hangout for whales. December was a record month for gray whales spotted off the Southern California coast, and now a group of killer whales have been hanging out in the Redondo Beach area.