Mapping the genes of an endangered sea creature
Scientists at The University of Manchester are attempting to map the genes of an endangered British sea creature to aid a captive breeding programme.
Positive steps toward wild Siamese crocodile conservation
Building on an international partnership, the Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Project (CCCP) recently invited Nikhil Whitaker, curator at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) in India to help train keepers ...
Ebola vaccine success highlights dilemma of testing on captive chimps to save wild apes
A study illustrates 'high conservation potential' of vaccines for endangered wild primates devastated by viral disease, but highlights need for access to captive chimpanzees so vaccines can be trialled before ...
Study shows captive breeding no help to endangered woodrat
(Phys.org) —Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida ...
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 ...
Giant panda in Thailand pregnant, says zoo
A zoo in northern Thailand said Sunday that it was preparing for the birth of a second giant panda in the New Year thanks to artificial insemination.
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.
Three Bengal tigers born at Paraguay zoo
Three Bengal tigers were born at a zoo in the Paraguay capital Asuncion, its director said Tuesday.
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 ...
Breeding blow as Australian panda passions run low
It was back to the drawing board for Australian scientists Monday after another breeding season for giant pandas failed to produce results at the Adelaide Zoo.
The African fish that lives fast and dies young
African annual fish take the adage 'live fast, die young' to a whole new level with the discovery that their short lifespan is accompanied by the most rapid sexual maturation of any vertebrate species. The ...
Hibernating lemurs hint at the secrets of sleep
By studying hibernation, a Duke University team is providing a window into why humans sleep. Observations of a little-known primate called the fat-tailed dwarf lemur in captivity and the wild has revealed ...
Giant panda gives birth in Madrid zoo
A giant panda which is already a mother of twins gave birth again Friday in a Madrid zoo, welcoming the tiny new arrival with licks, zoo officials said.