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10 07, 2016

Will 3D-Printed Rhino Horns Change the Trade?

By | 2016-11-29T08:23:37+00:00 July 10, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A variety of last-ditch efforts have been proposed to save rhinos from poachers greedy for their valuable horns, from airlifting them to safety, to farming and de-horning them. Perhaps one of the most buzzed-about options of late comes from Seattle-based biotech company Pembient, which wants to 3D-print synthetic rhino horns to flood the market and [...]

9 07, 2016

World Saola Day

By | 2016-07-09T13:28:40+00:00 July 9, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today marks the first annual World Saola Day, a day to encourage conversation of a species unknown to most of us. The saola, which resembles an antelope and is in the cattle family, was discovered in Vietman in 1992. When scientists found a skull of a deceased saola, they knew they had stumbled upon something [...]

2 07, 2016

One Year After Cecil the Lion

By | 2016-07-02T08:16:37+00:00 July 2, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One year ago, this week, traditional news and social media went wild after the story of the killing of a lion in Africa. American hunter, Walter Palmer and his crew were said to have lured the lion out of its protected area so they could track and kill it “legally”. Blurring the lines between legal [...]

30 06, 2016

Lionfish in the Mediterranean

By | 2016-06-30T16:30:06+00:00 June 30, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , |0 Comments

The invasive Lionfish are on the move, and they've arrived in the Mediterranean, the first record of the species in the area. The beautiful, venomous fish have caught the attention of scientists recently because of their devastating and invasive behavior. Invasive species are particularly dangerous, because they go to new ecosystems where they have no [...]

30 06, 2016

Adelie Penguins Face Climate Change Threat

By | 2016-11-29T23:50:47+00:00 June 30, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New research coming from the University of Delaware suggests that man-made climate change will be a significant threat to the Adelie penguins of Antarctica. This species has been around for 45,000 years, and have adapted through thousands of years of climate change, but the rate at which the change has occurred in the last 100 [...]

29 06, 2016

Aquarium Won’t Accept Wild Dolphins, Whales

By | 2016-06-29T10:28:52+00:00 June 29, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's more good news this week for marine mammals. The Georgia Aquarium has announced it will no longer take in dolphins or whales that are caught in the wild. This is just the latest in the list of aquariums and zoos who have changed their policy in response to the continuing backlash from activists concerned [...]

24 06, 2016

Here Comes the New England Cottontail

By | 2016-06-24T11:04:49+00:00 June 24, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In New Hampshire, scientists are working to restore the habitat of the New England cottontail. The bunnies are currently being bred and raised in captivity at local zoos, but soon they will be part of a reintroduction plan to release 500 of the bunnies yearly. The cottontails are expected to find homes in the farms [...]

22 06, 2016

Yulin Dog Meat Festival Underway

By | 2016-11-30T00:50:45+00:00 June 22, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Despite opposition and protests, the yearly Dog Meat festival opened on Tuesday this week. The residents of Yulin, however, kept the festival “low-key” in response to increased government restrictions. The yearly festival features the consumption of dog meat and each year, thousands of animals are killed. A petition with 11 million signatures was presented to [...]

17 06, 2016

Disney’s Response to Alligator Attack

By | 2016-06-17T17:29:32+00:00 June 17, 2016|Categories: , , |Tags: , , , |2 Comments

After the death of Lane Graves this week at a resort beach, Disney World responds with plans for alligator warning signs to be put up at all of their waterfront resorts. The move will happen as soon as possible. Divers recovered the toddler’s body Wednesday afternoon and death was ruled as drowning and traumatic injuries. [...]

17 06, 2016

Talking About Animal Attacks

By | 2016-11-30T00:43:37+00:00 June 17, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , |0 Comments

If you’re a parent, recent incidents between children and animals have likely left you shaken to the core. A two-year-old boy died this week after an alligator dragged him into a large, man-made lake near a Disney hotel outside of Orlando, Florida. The death comes just weeks after another young boy fell into an enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, compelling officials to kill a western lowland gorilla out of fear [...]