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Watch A Tiger Save His Handler From A Charging Leopard’s Sneak Attack

Posted on August 18, 2016

 

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This illegal practice has overtaken trophy poaching in depleting wildlife in Zambia

Posted on July 15, 2016

south africa animalsWhen Synody Mulibehzi woke up June 27, 2012, he had two good arms. By nightfall, he would have just one.

Back then, Mulibehzi and his brother were employed on an anti-poaching team on a conservancy in Zambia, according to accounts made to photographer Benjamin Rutherford. Such teams are employed on game reserves, conservancies and farms, to protect animals from being poached and sold as bushmeat. On that day, Mulibehzi and seven others responded to a report of an early morning gunshot on the conservancy that he regularly patrolled. Armed only with a big stick, Mulibehzi charged headlong into the thick bush.

 

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Reserve with rare gorillas finally protected

Posted on June 28, 2016

Punched by a gorillaLast Thursday, on June 23, the provincial governor of South Kivu formally approved the boundaries of the Itombwe Reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the last strongholds of the Grauer’s gorilla. Conservationists have cheered this move.

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Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2016

An incredible chance encounter with a troop of wild Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

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Jane Goodall: Slain Zoo Gorilla Was ‘Putting an Arm Round the Child’

Posted on June 2, 2016

Punched by a gorillaAn interesting Zoo Case!

Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned primatologists, wrote an email on Tuesday to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo, saying she thought the slain gorilla may have been protecting the boy who fell into the animal’s exhibit.

The scientist and animal rights activist extended her sympathies to the zoo’s director, Thane Maynard, amid national backlash over the shooting death of a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla named Harambe.

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Gorilla Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo After Child Climbs in Enclosure

Posted on May 29, 2016

Punched by a gorillaSad story today:

A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday by a Cincinnati Zoo employee who feared the animal would harm a child who had climbed into its enclosure, according to officials.

The 4-year-old boy climbed under a railing and through wires and fell about 10 feet into the enclosure at about 4 p.m., said Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard.

First responders “witnessed a gorilla who was violently dragging and throwing the child,” Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan wrote in a statement.

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Rescued Elephant Gets Hold of Ribbon and Dances Her Heart Out

Posted on May 16, 2016

elephant-photo-drunk-on-fruitHapy Day for THIS elephant!

Baby elephants love to play and this little elephant, Faa Mai certainly has a reason to kick back and enjoy herself because she lives at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Elephants are greatly threatened by poachers and the tourism industry in Thailand, so while it is unfortunate that Faa Mai can’t live freely out in the wild, residing in the safe bounds of this amazing animal sanctuary is a pretty close second. The elephants of Elephant Nature Park are all rescued animals, either orphaned or in need of other care, but at the sanctuary they are able to form their own family herd and enjoy each other’s company. If you missed this adorable video of two of Elephant Nature Park babies play fighting, check it out here.

 

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Poachers destroyed this rhino’s face. Veterinarians are trying to fix it.

Posted on May 14, 2016

rhino-hidden-cameraThe white rhino was left to die last spring.

Poachers had entered the reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, sedated the female with a dart tranquilizer, and hacked off her horns and part of the skull under them. When the reserve’s owners found the rhino days later, news reports said, the gruesome hole in her face was riddled with maggots. But she was alive.

Last week, the rhino — who has since been dubbed Hope — underwent facial reconstruction surgery intended to close up that wound. It was the sixth major surgery she has had since her horns were cut off, according to the Independent Online, and it’s unclear whether it will work.

 

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Elephant poachers kill rangers, wound Swedish park manager in Congo

Posted on April 25, 2016

ElephantsDAKAR (Reuters) – Elephant poachers killed three rangers in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Garamba wildlife park and wounded two other people including the Swedish park manager, environmental officials said.

One of the rangers was found dead near the site of the Saturday attack, said African Parks, which manages the UNESCO world heritage site.

 

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