With South Africa just emerging from a coronavirus-induced lockdown, and global tourism at a standstill, the country is concerned that there could be an increase in poaching.In the image: A veterinarian attends to a tranqulised rhino before it is de-horned.
Grevy’s zebras are native to Ethiopia and northern Kenya. The species is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with about 2,500 adults in the wild. Both Ethiopia and Kenya have laws protecting the species.
Of these total tiger mortalities, 369 were due to natural causes, 168 due to poaching, 70 deaths are under scrutiny and 42 due to unnatural reasons, including accident or conflicts events, according to an official data.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered its most extensive coral bleaching event in March, with scientists fearing the coral recovers less each time after the third bleaching in five years.
The imposing 130-kilogram tigress was sedated and transported in a cage by truck to her new home in Culiacan zoo in Sinaloa state.Her owner had responded to a campaign by Mexico's Association of Zoos, Nurseries and Aquariums (AZCARM) to avoid abandoning wild animals during the lockdown.
Historically, Steller sea lions were plentiful throughout the coastal North Pacific Ocean. But their numbers started declining as they were hunted for their meat, hides, oil, and other products. Today sea lions are an important subsistence resource for Alaska Natives.
Baobab trees are the true giants of the African bush. Their distinctive silhouettes loom over the acacia scrubland, with Medusa-like branches spreading chaotically above a bulbous body.
Macaws are monogamous, remaining bonded for life. The species is listed on the IUCN Red List as critically endangered. Recent population and range estimates suggest that only about 350–400 individuals remain in the wild. This species is one of the rarest in the world.
This is a solitary species that is most often seen alone or in pairs, and rarely in parties of 4-5, which perhaps are family groups. It feeds characteristically by standing in fast flowing rivers.
Farmers in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus outbreak.
The clanwilliam cedar is found throughout the Western Cape Province of South Africa, especially in the Cederberg Mountains. Young trees have conical crowns, and old trees have massive gnarled trunks and spreading branches. The bark is reddish grey, thin and fibrous, flaking in scale-like plates.
The state forest department has reserved certain areas at Morjim and Mandrem in North Goa district and Agonda and Galjibag in South Goa district as turtle nesting sites, in a bid to protect the sea animal from any human intervention.
A Canadian zoo is shipping two pandas home to China after the coronavirus pandemic left it struggling to source the massive bamboo stockpiles needed to feed the giant creatures.
It’s a flowering tree known for its sprays of long white, bell-shaped flowers. The tree gets its common name: Bois Dentelle or “Lace Wood” from the delicate patterns of the flowers.
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