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Entire Gorilla Family from Kent to be Released into the Wild

While zoos do serve as an attraction for tourists, there are some zoos and organizations take pride themselves on being able to encourage re-population of endangered species in the wild. The private Kent zoo, in collaboration with the John Aspinall Foundation, is just one of them.

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Bottlenose Dolphin with Deformed Spine ‘Adopted’ by a Pod of Sperm Whales

When you think about dolphins, you probably imagine highly social animals that enjoy basking in the lime light. For the most part, you’d be right. Sperm whales, on the other hand, tend to be on the opposite end of the socialization spectrum; they’re shy, reserved, and they rarely mingle with other sea creatures.

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Only 55 individuals remain of the World’s Smallest Dolphins

Maui’s Dolphins are the smallest dolphins in the world measuring just about a metre and a half. But a new study warns that these unique creatures are on the verge of extinction with only 55 individuals remaining in the wild.

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Rescued Black Bear Cub Could Be Euthanized

An abandoned black bear cub who was rescued from the side of a Manitoba highway nine days ago just can’t seem to get a break. Despite being nursed back to health by a local Rene Dubois, the cub could be euthanized by the Manitoba Conservation Department.

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Fire Engulfs Mount Kenya as Animals Flee

A fire has engulfed much of Mount Kenya with many wild animals including elephants fleeing for their lives. British troops and wildlife officials were trying hard to curb the fire till late Monday night.

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Passengers on Delta Airlines Get Penguins as Co-Passengers

Passengers on board the Delta Airlines flight bound for New York were in for a pleasant surprise when two special passengers suddenly began strolling inside the aircraft mid-air. The two were none other than Sea World bound penguins Pete and Penny!

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Ugandan Officials Seize Ivory worth USD 700,000

Uganda wildlife authority got a lucky break when they managed to seize nearly 360 pounds (160 Kilograms) of ivory and other animal parts from smugglers who intended to smuggle the products in and out of the country. The loot is worth $700,000.

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Deceased 40ft Whale Shark Found Floating Off The Coast of Karachi

It was a sad day in Pakistan after a 12 meter long Whale Shark was found floating off the coast of the port city of Karachi.

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First Baby Elephant to Undergo Heart Surgery

A baby elephant in Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich will be the first in the world to undergo heart surgery after vets in the zoo found that she is suffering from a congenital heart defect. If the animal is not operated upon, the vets say it might die within weeks.

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Extremely Rare Turtle Released back into Cambodian River

A female Southern River terrapin, one of the most endangered turtles of the world, was successfully released into a Cambodian River last Monday midst loud cheers from locals and in the presence of wildlife officials and conservationists. The turtle is also first of the species to have been satellite tagged.

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Stem Cell Researchers Aren’t Just Monkeying Around Anymore

Stem cell research has made a leap forward with the birth of three little monkeys.

Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center used early-stage stem cells from four-cell embryos to create genetically mixed or chimeric embryos.