Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’

Lions Eat Men Suspected of Poaching Rhinos. Some Saw ‘Karma.’

CAPE TOWN — In the chilly hours earlier than daybreak this week on a South African recreation reserve, a canine started barking. A particular breed of Belgian sheepdog, its job was to pay attention for poachers. The canine’s handler, skilled to protect rhinoceroses, may hear a delight of lions within the distance. He determined it […]

Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

ADDO, South Africa — Through the slim slit of the underground conceal in entrance of the water gap, an African morning revealed itself. The solar painted the earth orange. A lion stepped out of the bush and a small herd of completely camouflaged kudus, a big antelope-like animal, began and bolted away. Soon a single […]

Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years

Pigs don’t fly but, however rhinos do. Six black rhinoceroses have been flown from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad final week, reuniting the threatened animal with a land it has not roamed in practically 5 many years. Chad is certainly one of a number of African nations that has lately sought to […]

Listening to Elephants With Earthquake-Monitoring Tools

Listening to Elephants With Earthquake-Monitoring Tools

With a trunk that produces 110-decibel blasts that may be heard for miles, elephants are well-equipped for long-distance communication. But it seems they could be letting their toes do a number of the speaking, too. Using instruments designed for detecting earthquakes, researchers discovered that totally different elephant actions — strolling, working, snorting, grunting — create […]

That Python in the Pet Store? He May Have Been Snatched From the Wild

That Python within the Pet Store? He May Have Been Snatched From the Wild

Reptiles are particularly well-liked. Collectors typically have an virtually fanatical devotion to their animals and are prepared to pay handsomely, particularly for uncommon specimens, stated Sandra Altherr, co-founder of Pro Wildlife, a nonprofit conservation group in Munich. Unethical merchants know that snakes, lizards and turtles don’t rank as excessive priorities for regulation enforcement and customs […]

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BAYANGA, Central African Republic — The cutest primates on earth could also be Inguka and Inganda, gorilla toddler twins who playfully tumble over one another right here within the huge Dzanga Sangha rain forest, the most effective locations to see gorillas, antelopes and elephants play. The solely threat: They are so heedless and unafraid of […]

Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction

Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Gets Bail After Poaching Conviction

Locals mentioned that they heard gunshots simply after midnight on Oct. 1 and rushed to the forest, the place they thought they acknowledged the motive force of a car as Mr. Khan, who was additionally accused of killing a number of protected deer within the space. Reports of the searching journey set off protests — […]

How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

But cameras made for daylight can miss animals or poachers transferring via vegetation, and the units don’t work at evening. Infrared cameras may also help: Dr. Wich had been utilizing them for many years to review orangutans. These cameras yield massive quantities of footage that may’t be analyzed quick sufficient. So what do animals and […]

Divers Risk Drowning and Sharks to Poach Abalone Worth $200 a Pound

Divers Risk Drowning and Sharks to Poach Abalone Worth $200 a Pound

Formal employment is difficult to seek out within the township, a clutch of small authorities houses and metallic shacks on the finish of a dust monitor, and lots of males have begun diving for abalone, residents mentioned. “The work is very dangerous, but the men do it for the money,” mentioned a neighborhood priest, Jonathan […]