Tag: "Japan"


Japan Concerned About Safety of Rare Turtle

At the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Japan has submitted a proposal for the first time to provide protection to the rare Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle. The turtle is found only in three islands of the Okinawa group.


Six-Day-Old Baby Panda in Tokyo Dies of Pneumonia

It had been nearly a quarter of a century since Japan had seen a baby giant panda. The birth of the baby was a moment of joy. The news of the birth spread like wildfire via numerous media outlets. But just six days later, the news of the infant’s death has brought many to tears. Even the China Foreign Ministry offered their condolences.


Study: Manta Rays Can Breathe Inside The Womb

A rare ultrasound scan of a mother Manta Ray revealed that their babies can breathe in the womb. Researchers at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan found this and many other fascinating facts after they looked after a pregnant Manta Ray.


PETA: Shipment of 60 U.S. Lab Monkeys Cancelled by Air France

According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), efforts to stop a shipment of 60 lab monkeys from reaching a U.S. testing lab have been successful.


Chimpanzees give Birth like Humans

New video footage captured by a research team has shown that chimps give birth in a similar fashion as humans with the newborn coming out of the birth canal, facing away from the mother.


Baby Dolphin saved After Tsunami Dumps it into a Rice Field

While Japan still struggles to cope with the aftermath of the terrifying earthquake and tsunami of March 11, people of the country have not forgotten to shower their kindness to animals too.


Snow Monkeys Relax In The Hot Springs

While keeping warm in the hotsprings, a snow monkey appeared to have sprouted extra pair of hands. Photographer Eric Cheng, who snapped this shot in Yamanouchi, Japan, said he was initially baffled by the apparent mutation. But, on closer inspection, he realised the macaque monkey’s extra ‘hands’ were actually his feet.