Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone.

Endangered Cuban crocodiles released into the wild

Experts from WCS's Global Conservation Programs and WCS's Bronx Zoo assisted Cuban conservationists in the recent release of 10 Cuban crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) into Cuba's Zapata Swamp as part of an ongoing recovery ...

Highly endangered 100-year-old turtle given last chance to breed

A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) - potentially the last female of her species - has been artificially inseminated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The procedure, an international effort, brought together ...

US tiger kills Malayan female on first mate

Zoo keepers are probing why a male Malayan tiger killed a four-year-old female tiger it had only just met, when they were brought together for breeding purposes in California.

The extraordinary evolution of REVs

A new study by Anna Maria Niewiadomska and Robert Gifford, of The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, reveals that reticuloendotheliosis viruses (REVs), which originated in mammals, spread to birds as a result of ...

Researchers help 'extinct in the wild' toad return home

(Phys.org)—Scientists from the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory have helped to reintroduce a species of toad declared extinct in the wild to its native range-the world's first reintroduction of an ...

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