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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.