The cause of death was not known, but park officials found plastic bottles, bags, sandals, and a sack with more than 1,000 pieces of string in the whale's stomach.
A female tiger suspected of killing 13 people has become a flashpoint between authorities who refuse to rule out shooting and activists who say efforts must be made to capture the trio alive.
Prague zoo sends four more Przewalski's horses – a rare subspecies of wild horses – back to their homeland in bid to repopulate the arid desert and mountains along Mongolia's border with China.
Thai veterinarians remove close to 1,000 coins from a 25-year-old marine reptile in emergency surgery. Tourists and locals throw coins for good fortune and longevity in Omsin's pond at the conservation centre in Sriracha, Thailand.
Namibia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland failed to convince a UN body to let them legally sell existing stockpiles of ivory and rhino horn to fund conservation efforts.
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