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Fat Malaysian orangutan put on diet An obese orangutan has been put on a strict diet by Malaysian wildlife authorities after two decades of gorging on junk food handed out by tourists.
05 июля 2013
Cane toads wiping out crocodiles Down Under: study Australia's noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears the warty, toxic creature could extinguish the rare reptile.
03 июля 2013
Nearly 21,000 species at risk of extinction: conservationists A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out.
02 июля 2013 file photo Saiga population doubles in Kazakhstan in 5 years The population growth has not been affected even by poachers who hunt saiga for its horns used in Chinese medicine.
24 июня 2013
The $20,000 pet lion that lives on a Kabul rooftop For Kabul's wealthy elite some things are de rigueur: armed guards, a marble-clad mansion, a blacked-out SUV. But one man has taken the flamboyant lifestyle a step further and bought a lion.
08 июня 2013
Warming to hit half of plants, a third of animals More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions.
13 мая 2013
©REUTERS/Mike Blake Sea lion pup waddles into California hotel A sea lion pup startled guests after waddling from a California beach into a nearby luxury hotel, where it pitched up at the patio bar.
28 марта 2013
Rare find: two new species join primate club Scientists Tuesday made a rare live addition to the order of primates, unveiling two new species of mouse lemur -- tiny, big-eyed animals that inhabit the forests of Madagascar.
26 марта 2013
Britain's giant pandas get in the mood He is performing handstands and eating constantly, and she is spraying her home with alluring scents -- all the signs point to mating season for Britain's giant pandas.
14 марта 2013
Ruthless crime gangs driving global wildlife trade Ruthless and heavily armed "criminal syndicates" linked to drug smugglers and militias are running the global wildlife trade and turning their guns on the park rangers tasked with protecting endangered species.
09 марта 2013
Australia's nocturnal bilby under threat after floods The future of Australia's desert-dwelling bilby is under threat after floods destroyed a predator fence which allowed feral cats to kill 150 of the newborn marsupials.
07 марта 2013
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.
02 марта 2013
Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other.
02 марта 2013
©REUTERS/Phil Noble Poachers kill 13 rare rhinos in India Poachers in northeast India have slaughtered 13 endangered one-horned rhinos in the last two months, officials said Friday as another death added to worries about a recent surge in killings.
01 марта 2013
Sequins, beer, robberies at Rio's pet Carnival parade Hundreds of pets decked out with sequins, ruffles and hats paraded on Rio's famed Copacabana beach Sunday in an annual pre-Carnival extravaganza briefly interrupted by a spate of robberies.
04 февраля 2013
Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts.
01 февраля 2013
©RIA Novosti EU inaction escalates risk of Schmallenberg virus spread to Kazakhstan Russian agricultural authority states that the risk of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) spilling from EU to the Customs Union is increasing.
28 января 2013
©Vladimir Prokopenko Giraffe calf born in Almaty Zoo The newborn calf was named Khan Tengri.
18 января 2013
Reprieve for bear rescue centre in Vietnam A sanctuary for bears rescued from the Asian bile trade which has been at the centre of a high-profile land dispute has been spared eviction by Vietnam's government.
17 января 2013
Mexico City steps up dog neutering drive after killings - Hundreds of Mexico City residents brought poodles, labradors and chihuahuas to mobile sterilization units Thursday as the city stepped up a campaign to reduce the number of street dogs after a string of deadly attacks.
12 января 2013

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