Wild Life

A Legendary Turtle Dies, Leaving Only Three Others In The World To Assure The Survival Of Their Species

A Legendary Turtle Dies, Leaving Only Three Others In The World To Assure The Survival Of Their Species

The people of Hanoi and the rest of Vietnam mourned the recent death of Cu Rua, one of the last four surviving Yangtze giant soft-shelled turtles in the world. Cu Rua has always been thought to be auspicious to the nation along with her historical and cultural significance. The gentle, 200-kilogram giant was hailed by […]

This Country Is Setting a Powerful Example Against The Illegal Ivory Trade

By: CHIQUI PEREZ   This Asian country sets a precedent by destroying over 300 tusks, offering funeral rites to elephants, and formally apologizing for being part of the illegal ivory trade, making it the first country to do so.  The public ceremony held at the Galle Face promenade in Colombo, in the country of Sri Lanka, […]

Breaking: Hong Kong Announces Plan To Ban The Ivory Trade

Breaking: Hong Kong Announces Plan To Ban The Ivory Trade

Finally! On Wednesday, the city of Hong Kong announced that it plans to ban the domestic ivory trade.  The Guardian reports that Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, stated during his annual policy address: ” The government is very concerned about the illegal poaching of elephants in Africa. It will kickstart legislative procedures as […]

Sir Richard Branson Bites Fingernails In Campaign To Warn Against Rhino Poaching

Did you know? A rhinoceros’ horn is comprised of almost entirely of keratin, the same substance we produce in our nails and hair. Despite that, the product is highly sought-after – especially in China and Vietnam, where it is ground up into a powder form and touted as a recreational drug, an aphrodisiac and even […]

Minnesota Professor Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Ivory Into The U.S.

Minnesota Professor Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Ivory Into The U.S.

On January 13th, Yiwei Zheng, a 43-year-old professor of philosophy in Minnesota, pleaded guilty to trafficking in rhinoceros horn and elephant ivory into the United States. The actions, according to the prosecutors, are in violation of U.S. laws that protect endangered species. Zheng, who was a professor at St. Cloud State University, was accused of […]

In 2017, Admission To ALL Of Canada’s National Parks Will Be Free

In 2017, Admission To ALL Of Canada’s National Parks Will Be Free

Did you know? In 2017, Canada will turn 150 years old. To celebrate the landmark achievement, the country’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has brought forward an initiative for all of Canada’s national parks to waive their entrance fee for the entire year of 2017. The Huffington Post reports that prospective annual pass holders who […]

[Watch] Orphaned Orangutan Rescued From Cardboard Box Meets First Friend

In October of last year, a crusty, young orangutan was found abandoned and close to his death in West Borneo. International Animal Rescue, located in West Kalimantan, happened upon the poor baby who was dumped in the filthy, urine-covered box and left out in the sun to die. As the organization reported, the young orangutan, […]

Koko The Gorilla Has An Important Message For Humanity

Koko The Gorilla Has An Important Message For Humanity

Koko the gorilla isn’t any ordinary primate. Born in the San Francisco Zoo in 1971, Koko was taught how to communicate American Sign Language at an early age. According to her trainers, she was able to learn vocabulary at the same rate as a child with learning disabilities and now knows around 1,100 signs.  Of course, […]

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