Singapore Zoo

It has been a couple of years since I last visited the Singapore Zoo. It feels different trying to spot animals in the wild versus seeing animals that are captured and brought up by humans. Singapore Zoo is located at Mandai Lake Road that used to be a forest where wild animals made their home. […]

via Morning at Singapore Zoo — Living for Experiences

Multiple Tasmanian Tiger Sightings, Declared Extinct in 1936

Scientists in Australia are preparing to search for the Tasmanian tiger after a series of “sightings” of the species, which was declared extinct when the last one died in a zoo in 1936. As part of an expedition to begin next month, scientists plan to set up more than 50 camera traps to try to…

via Back from the dead? Thought to be extinct, multiple ‘sightings’ have scientists searching for Tasmanian tiger — National Post – Top Stories

Guest Review by Josie! Natumi Takes the Lead by Gerry Ellis — This Kid Reviews Books

Natumi Takes the Lead: The True Story of an Orphan Elephant Who Finds Family By Gerry Ellis with Amy Novesky 32 pages – ages 4+ Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on November 8, 2016 Summary by Josie: The story tells about an elephant that was orphaned when hunters killed off the rest of her […]

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Oh Deer! Hunter’s Highway Prank Goes Viral — Fort Smith/Fayetteville Newys | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – As Jeremy Roomsburg jetted down I-96 on his way back from a high school football game in Michigan on Saturday, he had to do a double take. After all, it’s not often you see a deer cruising down a major highway. “We were all stunned and were like, ‘did we really…

via Oh Deer! Hunter’s Highway Prank Goes Viral — Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

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Zookeepers monitor rare white rhino’s swollen hip

SAN DIEGO — The last remaining northern white rhinoceros in North America is undergoing veterinary treatment Monday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The 41-year-old rhino, one of only five of its species in the world, was examined Saturday after keepers noticed swelling in her right hip.

“We found the swelling was consistent with a large abscess, filled with pus,” said Meredith Clancy, an associate veterinarian at the Safari Park. “We were able to flush the area with sterile saline and will wait on tests results to determine what is going on with Nola.”

Since Nola didn’t show any other signs of being sick, keepers are hoping the abscess is isolated. They said they plan to monitor her and flush the wound daily. She’s also been put on antibiotics.

Results from testing should be available in a week or two, according to park officials.

Nola’s companion at the Safari Park, Angalifu, died in December. According to the Safari Park, the remaining northern white rhinos are beyond their breeding age.

Safari park officials said the population of the species was reduced by poachers, who killed them for their horns.

The Safari Park will host “Rally 4 Rhinos” on Saturday, May 15.

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