Most of the animals being rescued and provided medical care "have suffered cuts, bruises, infected wounds, infected eyes, dehydration, starvation and shock," says animal charity.
Around 205 Kenyan elephants, 512 wildebeest, 381 common zebra, 12 giraffes, and 51 buffalo have succumbed to the drought in the last 10 months, officials say.
Dida was famed for her long tusks and aged between 60 and 65 years, the upper reaches of life expectancy for an elephant in the wild.
Historically, white elephants were considered extremely auspicious in south-east Asian culture and the region's ancient rulers acquired as many as they could to boost their fortunes.
Simba, which has garnered both local and international media attention, also won a beauty contest.
A colourless cavefish and an iridescent snake are among the species discovered in the area that is home to some of the world's most endangered species.
The elephants have already walked 500 km (300 miles) from a nature reserve in Yunnan’s mountainous southwest and have reached the Jinning district on the edge of Kunming city.
The band was best known for its 1964 hit House of the Rising Sun, which rose to the top of the charts in both Britain and the United States.
Pakistan's Islamabad High Court has ordered the zoo to close earlier this year because of the facility's outrageous conditions blamed on systemic negligence.
Thousands of blazes are sweeping through the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
Authorities have sent a team of 40 gendarmes, backed up by police dogs and a helicopter, to one crime scene but so far have not found any culprits.
Court gives no reason for dismissing concerns raised by activists over cramped spaces and extreme heat that lead to some animals being "cooked alive" on voyages across the Equator during the summer months.
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