Environment

Tipping the scales at London Zoo

London Zoo begins the mammoth task of weighing and measuring all its animals as part of the annual weigh-in to check on the creatures’ health.

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All hands on deck for panda pregnancy watch

Zookeepers at Washington’s Smithsonian National Zoo go on panda watch for a possible pregnancy.

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Wonky donkey gets pink casts

A donkey foal born prematurely has pink casts put on her front legs to support them until they strengthen.

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Get your greens through fashion

PETA dresses a model in a gown made of lettuce leaves to promote vegetarianism in Vietnam.

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Rare sand kittens born in Israel

Four sand kittens, considered extinct in Israel, delight the crowds at Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv.

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World’s first rhino orphanage opens its doors

Africa’s first specialist, non commercial centre to care for baby rhinos, has officially opened at the Entabeni Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa.

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Dalmatian adopts spotted lamb

A Dalmatian dog has adopted an orphaned spotted lamb on a farm in Australia’s Barossa Valley.

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New images from Mars

NASA releases new images of Mars from its Curiosity Rover, comparing landscape to the Mojave Desert.

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NASA’s Curiosity Lands on Mars

Mission controllers cheer after the Mars science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity’ lands on Mars to begin surface exploration.

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Ocean acidification threatens global shellfish stocks

Global shellfish populations, including oysters, mussels and crabs, are under increasing pressure, brought about by ocean acidification.

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Nasa’s Mars Rover on target for landing

The Mars Rover Curiosity hurtles closer to the Red Planet, on track “to fly through the eye of the needle” for a precise, safe landing. It’s hoping to unlock clues about possible life on Mars.

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Sea turtles swim to freedom

The Thai Navy releases nearly 1000 turtles into the sea, part of a campaign aimed at protecting them from extinction.

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Scores killed in North Korea floods

North Korea’s state media reports that 88 people have been killed in floods brought on by heavy downpours.

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Tiger cubs entertain zoo visitors

Four tiger cubs delight visitors as a Japanese park prepares for a baby feline boom. If your pets chew your furniture … then count your lucky stars you don’t have one of these furry felines.

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Rare white lion cubs surprise Mexico zoo

A zoo in Puebla, Mexico, has welcomed two rare white lion cubs, though their chances of survival in the wild are slim. MiNDFOOD Reports.

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Unlikely Couple:The Moose and the Zookeeper

An unlikely couple, a Norwegian zookeeper and a wild moose form a lifelong family bond.

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Puffing primate has to quit

An orangutan in Indonesia’s zoo is to be relocated in an attempt to end her smoking addiction.

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Marine scientists seek solutions to global reef decline

The world’s foremost marine scientists are warning of dire consequences for coral reef systems if the issue of climate change is not addressed on a global level.

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Lolong is world’s largest croc

A saltwater crocodile weighing more than one ton is declared the world’s largest by Guinness.

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Panda Awareness Week: It’s Panda-monium!

To mark the start of Panda Awareness Week, 108 performers dressed as giant pandas do tai chi in Trafalgar Square in London. MiNDFOOD Reports.

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Marooned in Bangladesh

Floods triggered by heavy rains spread across north-western Bangladesh, marooning hundreds of thousands of people. At least 100 have been confirmed dead.

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Last Pinta giant tortoise dies

Lonesome George, the last-of-his-kind giant tortoise and a symbol of the Galapagos Islands, dies at about 100 years of age.

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The Great Waddle

A 70-year old Chinese farmer takes 5,000 of his ducks for a trip through the streets of Taizhou in eastern China, several times a year.

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White rhino born in Israel zoo

A rare white rhinoceros is born in a zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv after a long 18-month wait. Over 400 of the endangered species were slaughtered by poachers in South Africa last year.

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