Conservation work in zoos is too random, scientists warn
The world's zoos work hard and spend enormous resources on the conservation of endangered species, but the resources are not always optimally spent. One big problem is international legislation and the need ...
Study finds contented males more attractive
(Phys.org) —Happy, sane males have better love lives – at least for mink.
The evolution of personality
Reintroduction programs are key initiatives for re-establishing or re-stocking animal populations, and while some are successful, many, unfortunately, are not.
Are zoos really a setting for ecotourism?
According to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, over 700 million people visit zoos each year (WAZA, 2012) and with the growing popularity amongst tourist the debate continues whether it is moral for animals to be ...
Baby panda born at Vienna zoo by natural conception
The Vienna zoo on Thursday made a birth announcement: Yang Yang and her mate Long Hui are the proud parents of another baby panda, the third one born by natural conception.
Further restrictions proposed on using chimpanzees for research
The federal government moved Tuesday to further protect chimpanzees, proposing to change the animals' endangered status and increase oversight of their use in research.
Endangered Sumatran elephant born in captivity
A baby Sumatran elephant peeps out timidly from between the legs of its mother at an Indonesian zoo, where her birth has given a boost to the critically endangered animal.
Scientists make progress in fight against virus killing captive elephants
(Phys.org) —Scientists may be a step closer towards the development of a vaccine against a virus that is killing scores of Asian elephants, many of them in captivity.
British zoo sends six endangered macaws to Bolivia
(AP)—Six endangered macaws have been flown from Britain to Bolivia in hopes that they can help save a species devastated by the trade in wild animals, international conservation experts said Tuesday.
Tooth development and weaning in chimpanzees not as closely related as once thought
For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution ...
Captive hyenas outfox wild relatives
(Phys.org)—When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren.
German convicted of smuggling Galapagos iguanas
A court in Ecuador has convicted a German tourist of trying to smuggle four threatened iguanas out of the Galapagos Islands in his luggage, authorities said Sunday.
Captive animals show signs of boredom, study finds
Wondering if your caged hamster gets bored? It's highly likely if the critter has nothing to do all day.
Chinese scientist says prehistoric man ate pandas
China's beloved national symbol—the panda—may have been seen quite differently by ancient humans: as food.