Endangered Animals

September 13, 2023

2,000 Rhinos Will Be Rewilded Over the Next 10 Years

White rhinos are among the many endangered species of animals facing extinction. That is why South African John Hume founded the Platinum Rhino project in 2009 and invested over $150 million into protecting and breeding rhinos. As a result of his efforts, the project grew to 2,000 rhinos, representing a stunning 15% of the entire population worldwide.

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August 21, 2023

IWC Releases First-Ever Extinction Alert for World’s Smallest Marine Mammal

Many people may be unfamiliar with the vaquita, a small porpoise that is the most petite marine mammal and only lives in the small northern corner of the Gulf of California. But this little relative of whales and dolphins is demonstrating the critical dangers many modern species face. Down from about 570 individuals in 1997 to only about 10 today, the species is the subject of the International Whaling Commissions’ (IWC) first-ever extinction alert.

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July 31, 2023

Zookeeper Cures Orangutan’s Morning Sickness With Pregnancy Tea

Anyone who has gone through pregnancy knows that it's not an easy time. This doesn't apply to just humans either. An orangutan named Eirina at the Denver Zoo was having difficulty with her first pregnancy and even experiencing morning sickness. Fortunately, a quick-thinking zookeeper had just the thing to help her feel better. Animal Care Specialist Cindy C. remembered that during her own pregnancy, a certain tea aided her upset stomach.

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June 5, 2023

Ultra Rare Albino Panda Spotted on Camera in China

There is only one albino panda known in the world, and recent video footage shows that it's alive and thriving. Infrared cameras in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China, recorded the panda, which was last spotted in 2019. The footage, which was captured in February 2023, shows the adult panda lumbering through the snowy mountains and even getting up close with another panda and her cubs.

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