Read more about the article 20 Per Cent Of Animal Species Face Extinction
Image shows a Vietnamese sika deer at the Vienna Zoo, Austria, undated photo. The IUCN reported that about 20 per cent of all animal species that they recorded are threatened with extinction as of October 2022. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

20 Per Cent Of Animal Species Face Extinction

Wildlife experts have used Halloween pumpkins to reveal the real-life horror of animal extinction. New figures show that 20 per cent of all animal species are under threat of dying out, says International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). https://youtu.be/DUajFpWClG8 Tiergarten Schonbrunn/Newsflash Working with Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo in Austria, they…

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Read more about the article Vienna Zoo Species Protection Project Ensures Survival Of One Of The Rarest Turtle Species In The World
Image shows a northern river terrapin, undated photo. The Vienna Zoo in Austria began the conservation project for the northern river terrapin in 2010. (Rupert Kainradl/Newsflash)

Vienna Zoo Species Protection Project Ensures Survival Of One Of The Rarest Turtle Species In The World

The oldest zoo in the world has celebrated Reptile Awareness Day by highlighting a conservation project aimed to ensure the survival of one of the rarest turtle species in the world. Officials from the Tiergarten Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria initiated the project to rescue the northern river terrapin (Batagur…

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Read more about the article Adorable Newborn Twin Giant Panda Cubs Thrill Fans
Picture shows the two giant panda twins at Chongqing Zoo in China. (Chongqing Zoo/AsiaWire)

Adorable Newborn Twin Giant Panda Cubs Thrill Fans

These images show twin giant panda cubs in their first public appearance to the delight of their adoring fans. The cubs first appeared before visitors at Chongqing Zoo, Chongqing, southwest China, on Saturday, 1st October. Picture shows the two giant panda twins at Chongqing Zoo in China, undated. The giant…

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Read more about the article Tarni The Randy New Koala Wastes No Time Looking For A Date
Image shows koala Uki in his new plant paradise, undated photo. (Zoo Zurich, Maria Schmid/Newsflash)

Tarni The Randy New Koala Wastes No Time Looking For A Date

These images show a male koala joining other members of its species at a zoo in Switzerland that include a female, with the cute animal apparently wasting no time to call out to its potential mate Maisy. The randy koala can be seen being released into its new surroundings, before…

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Read more about the article Rare Macaw Chicks Delights Conservationists
Image shows a bird pair in their nest box in the Ornis species protection center, undated. (Zoo Zurich, Jennifer Schwere/Newsflash)

Rare Macaw Chicks Delights Conservationists

Two rare hyacinth macaw hatchlings spring to life from their eggs for the first time in a Swiss zoo. A midnight blue breeding pair of hyacinth macaws can be seen singing before their hatchlings are born almost entirely naked and helpless in new footage obtained from the Zurich Zoo. https://youtu.be/cEjRqxvXt4s…

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Read more about the article Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) on Centaurea nigra. (Pieter Haringsma/Newsflash)

Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. Researchers at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh, used 10 years…

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Read more about the article Beloved Zebra Dies After Being Gored By Antelope
Picture shows Puga - the zebra that lived in the San Juan de Aragn Zoo, Mexico, undated. It died due to an injury suffered when gored by an antelope with whom it shared its habitat. (SEDEMA/Newsflash)

Beloved Zebra Dies After Being Gored By Antelope

A beloved zebra named Puga has died after it was gored by an antelope in its zoo enclosure. Puga the zebra died after zookeepers found him with a deep wound that had caused extensive damage to his left thigh and had been inflicted by one of the world’s largest horned…

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Read more about the article Mayan Ruler Reincarnated As The God Of Corn In New Discovery
The stone disc with the iconographic representation of the young maize god, undated. It was recovered in 2021, in the Temple of the Sun of the Archaeological Zone of Tonina, Mexico. (INAH/Newsflash)

Mayan Ruler Reincarnated As The God Of Corn In New Discovery

An ancient ruler embodied by the Mayan god of corn in the underworld can be seen on an astonishingly well-preserved stone disk recently extracted from the Temple of the Sun in Mexico. The figure appears to be seated on a throne and is wearing a jade beaded skirt along with…

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Read more about the article Rare Two-Headed Mutant Baby Tortoise
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Rare Two-Headed Mutant Baby Tortoise

A rare two-headed baby tortoise has baffled experts, who predict it's likely to live a long, healthy life. The mutant tortoise has two heads and four front legs but only one set of internal organs, a CT scan has revealed. The African spurred tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) is listed as endangered…

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Read more about the article Experts Find Four New Mini Orchids
Lepanthes davidii, the new orchid species discovered in an undated photo. It was found in the area of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. (PNN/Newsflash)

Experts Find Four New Mini Orchids

Conservation plant hunters have discovered four new species of mini orchids in a Colombian nature reserve. The discoveries were made in the Cauca valley between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Officials say the new blooms were found thanks to collaboration between academic experts and conservationists. The tiny flowers,…

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