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A face mask was discovered inside the stomach of a dead penguin that washed up on a beach in Brazil, according to a local environmental conservation group. The Magellanic penguin was found on Juqueí... beach in São Paulo on Sept. 9, the Instituto Argonauta announced in a press release last Tuesday. "This case is unequivocal...
It was the Ides of March for this adorable alpaca named Ceasar. A brown bear broke into the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage killing the popular, white-furred alpaca with tufted ears, officials said Wednesday.... The bear managed to tunnel under the zoo’s fencing early Sunday before the facility had opened to the public, knocking over bins...
A dog was found tied to a tree with a heartbreaking note from her owner, who said he had lost his job and was about to also lose his home due to the coronavirus pandemic — and could no longer keep... her, according to a report. “My name is Roadie. I was a rescued puppy...
A second pod was sighted by helicopter on Wednesday morning, likely making it the worst whale stranding in Australia's history Rescuers fighting to save a pod of 270 whales stranded in Tasmania's west... have discovered a further 200 whales about 10km away in the same harbour, which all appear to be dead. The stranding is likely one of the largest on record globally and the worst in Australia's history. The sighting was made by helicopter over Macquarie Harbour on Wednesday morning and brings the total number of dead long-finned pilot whales in the stranding to about 290.
An Atlanta man was attacked by a shark while snorkeling in the Florida Keys, sheriff officials said. The victim, Andrew Charles Eddy, 30, was bitten in the shoulder "almost immediately" after entering... the water while snorkeling with his relatives from a private vessel at Sombrero Key Light off Marathon early Sunday, according to the Monroe...
Marine conservation experts are being deployed to Tasmania's West Coast where a pod of about 70 whales has reportedly been stranded.
Ignominious footnote in career of ex-trainer Colt tested positive after winning race in 2018 A final, ignominious footnote was added to the Classic-winning career of former trainer Jeremy Noseda on... Tuesday when Walk In The Sun, a winner at Lingfield in February 2018, was disqualified for returning a post-race positive for cocaine and one of the performance-enhancing drug's metabolites. Noseda, who announced his retirement from training "with immediate effect" in June 2019, was also fined £1,500. Walk In The Sun was a red-hot 1-12 favourite for a novice stakes on 27 February and won by seven lengths. Rumours started to circulate in March 2018 that the colt had failed a post-race dope test and Walk In The Sun joined Martyn Meade before his next start in a Group Three at Royal Ascot in June...
Endangered species are being pushed to the brink of extinction on Kangaroo Island by feral cats, with the deadly summer bushfires making the problem much more serious, conservationists have warned.
Large seizure of pangolin scales also carried out, government says, as four suspects are arrested At least 26 great apes illegally removed from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been seized in... Zimbabwe, where four suspected traffickers have been arrested. Congo's environment minister, Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe, also announced a large seizure of pangolin scales from the country's north-east.
Scientists are concerned for the welfare of a humpback whale sighted upriver in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park. It's the first time the species has been recorded in the area.
The oldest snake in captivity - known only as 361003 - hasn't been near a male python for two decades Experts at a US zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite... not being near a male python for at least two decades. Three of the eggs from the snake in St Louis zoo remain in an incubator, two were used for genetic sampling and snakes in the other two eggs did not survive, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The eggs were laid on 23 July and should hatch in about a month.
World Wildlife Fund says species in Latin America and the Caribbean were disproportionately affected, declining 94% on average -- and humans are to blame.
Tragedy cut short celebrations at a New Orleans zoo this week when a newborn gorilla, the first welcomed to the facility in more than two decades, died after six days. "We are heartbroken over the... loss," Ron Forman, the president and CEO of the Audubon Nature Institute, said in a statement Thursday. The baby didn’t...
A man was fatally attacked Tuesday by a shark while surfing along Australia's Gold Coast, officials said. The victim, a 46-year-old man who was not immediately identified, was pulled to shore by other... surfers at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta, where he was pronounced dead with severe leg injuries, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. A witness...
Some 30 horses have been attacked in France in recent months, prompting public outcry.
Law enforcement agents documented the harvest of more than six tons of shark fins, officials said.
Hundreds of animals perished in Botswana and new deaths are reported in Zimbabwe - now scientists are trying to find the cause Earlier this year, more than 350 elephants mysteriously died in the... Okavango delta in Botswana. Individuals of all ages and both sexes were affected, with many walking in circles before dying suddenly, collapsing on their faces. The mass die-off in May and June was described as a "conservation disaster". Three months later, most surviving elephants have fled. Last week a plane flew over the Okavango Panhandle, an area in the north-west of the delta where most of the deaths occurred, and eight elephants were spotted, when normally you would see hundreds, says Dr Niall McCann, director of conservation at UK-based charity National Park Rescue. "It is understandable,...
New evidence suggests the Lystrosaurus species that roamed the Earth with the dinosaurs went into a state of hibernation to survive what is modern day Antarctica.
At least 40 dolphins have been found dead near Mauritius, an island off of East Africa, after an oil spill from a Japanese ship polluted the waters.
Causes of death yet to be confirmed as witness describes last moments of one dolphin At least 40 dolphins have died mysteriously in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat,... officials and witnesses have said, as a witness described the moment one mother dolphin died in front of him. Residents who had ventured out in a boat alerted Reuben Pillay to a dolphin swimming around her dying baby. He went to try to find them but the baby had died by the time he arrived, he said on Friday, but the mother initially looked normal.
A paralyzed rescue dog has been stranded in quarantine at JFK Airport for three days -- and could soon be euthanized -- because Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials wrongly assumed... she's sick, animal advocates told The Post Thursday. The adorable border collie-mix, Berry, was flown on Monday from Jordan to the Big Apple,...
West Mathewson was attacked without warning by lions during one of their regular walks A South African conservationist has been killed by lions he hand-reared. West Mathewson, 69, was walking two... white lionesses on Wednesday when one of the animals attacked and killed him without warning, his family said on Thursday. The incident took place on the premises of the family-owned Lion Tree Top Lodge, in South Africa's northern Limpopo province.
The owners of an animal farm and market are outraged after discovering on social media that a group of teenagers broke into their farm and stole from their market.
Giant panda May-Shong gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Friday. Panda births are rare since giant pandas can only become pregnant one to three days out of the year.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park says Victor was euthanised after kidney failure diagnosis The UK's oldest polar bear has died at Yorkshire Wildlife Park after a short illness. Victor, 22, became ill on Friday... and "despite the best efforts of the veterinary team" had to be euthanised after being diagnosed with terminal kidney failure.