The grand animals are killed for their horns, used as carving material and in traditional Chinese medicine. Groundbreaking work to keep alive the northern white rhino subspecies by in-vitro fertilization has been stalled by travel restrictions.
Social media is one way zoos worldwide are engaging with people who can no longer visit — their main source of income — and raise some much-needed cash.
The finding, which comes after positive tests in some tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo, adds to a small number of confirmed cases of the virus in animals worldwide.
Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles as most people remain indoors amid coronavirus lockdowns across the world.
Citing India's animal protection laws and the government's inclusion of animal feed as essential items permitted under the lockdown, the judges ruled in favour of a cat owner and said he should be allowed to buy biscuits for his cats.
Some scientists suspect wild animals sold in a market were the source of the coronavirus pandemic, that has killed more than 48,000 lives worldwide so far, while others argue it was in circulation elsewhere in Wuhan even earlier.
The move follows previous research into dogs' ability to sniff out malaria and is based on a belief that each disease triggers a distinct odour.
London Zoo, opened to scientists in 1828 and to the public in 1847, is one of the British capital’s most-loved attractions, but like everything else in the city it has been impacted by the ongoing crisis, raising concerns about the animals’ welfare.
Narayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, was arrested by West Bengal state police late Tuesday for "organising the cow urine consumption event and compelling a civic volunteer to drink cow urine", Kolkata police chief says.
The deaths of Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf leave just one remaining white giraffe alive – a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said.
William Brown, 59, was fined $715 (£550, 660 euros) under Section 19 of Scotland's Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006, after he admitted to causing unnecessary suffering to two rams on his farm in Penicuik, south of Edinburgh, in 2018.
A small prosthetic enables jellyfish to swim three times faster and more efficiently without causing any apparent stress to the animals, which have no brain, central nervous system or pain receptors, the researchers say.
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