Read more about the article Female Tusker Dies Of Herpes Just Days After Her Brother
Female elephant Omysha drinking water at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (Zoo Zurich, Enzo Franchini/Newsflash)

Female Tusker Dies Of Herpes Just Days After Her Brother

A second elephant has died of a lethal strain of herpes just days after her younger brother was killed by the virus in a Swiss zoo. Omysha died on 10th July aged eight, just days after being allowed into an enclosure with her brother Umesh's body to mourn him. Keepers…

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Read more about the article Child, 5, Dies After Being Stung By Scorpion In Brazil Despite Being Given Serum Treatment
Felipe Barbosa Francisco, 5, pictured, died after being bitten by a scorpion while playing at his great-grandmother's residence, in Valparaiso, Brazil, on 15th December. (Newsflash)

Child, 5, Dies After Being Stung By Scorpion In Brazil Despite Being Given Serum Treatment

A five-year-old child has died in Brazil after being stung by a scorpion, despite being given an anti-scorpion serum. The incident took place in the town of Valparaiso, which is located in the state of Sao Paulo in south-eastern Brazil, on Wednesday 15th December. Young Felipe Barbosa Francisco was stung…

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Read more about the article Fundraiser To Buy Fridges To Keep Pregnant Female Bats Trapped In Skyscraper
The bats which were rescued from a skyscraper by animal rights activists in Austria. (Tierschutz Austria/Newsflash)

Fundraiser To Buy Fridges To Keep Pregnant Female Bats Trapped In Skyscraper

An Austrian animal charity has had to buy special fridges to keep starving bats in hibernation and stop pregnant females from giving birth after hundreds of them were trapped in the roof of a skyscraper. Hundreds of the rare, carnivorous greater noctule bats (Nyctalus lasiopterus) had travelled to Austria from…

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Read more about the article Jailbird Dads Record Christmas Audiobooks For Kids Unable To Visit During Lockdown
Freiburg prison

Jailbird Dads Record Christmas Audiobooks For Kids Unable To Visit During Lockdown

Jailbird fathers unable to spend time with their kids over Christmas are being given the chance to record audiobooks so that they can read their children a festive bedtime story during the pandemic. The bedtime story project is being organised by the JVA prison in Freiburg in Germany. The initiative…

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Read more about the article Son Scales Hospital Wall Daily To Sit Next To Dying Mum
The Palestian man who scaled in hospital every day to see his mother

Son Scales Hospital Wall Daily To Sit Next To Dying Mum

A Palestinian man scaled a hospital wall everyday to sit outside his mother’s window and spend time with her shortly before she died. The incident took place in Hebron, a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, when Jihad Al-Suwaiti, 30, was spotted scaling the hospital wall every day while…

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Read more about the article Raised Platform So Visitors Can Feed Giraffes At Zoo
Exclusive experience in Schonbrunn Zoo where you can feed the giraffes. Exclusive experience in Schonbrunn Zoo where you can feed the giraffes and be on an eye level with them

Raised Platform So Visitors Can Feed Giraffes At Zoo

This incredible close-up footage shows how visitors can now feed the giraffes at the world's oldest zoo thanks to an elevated platform that has been set up so people can spend time with them at eye level. The footage was made available to Newsflash by Schoenbrunn Zoo, the self-proclaimed world's…

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Read more about the article Mum Stole 25K To Help Spotty Gamer Son Get A Life
Nadezhda Amiraslanova

Mum Stole 25K To Help Spotty Gamer Son Get A Life

A mum who wanted her spotty son to stop playing computer games and find a girlfriend has narrowly avoided jail after stealing thousands from her employer to spend on expensive acne creams. According to the 40 year old woman, the money she stole from her employer did the trick, and…

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Read more about the article Internet Addicts Relax With Chair That Blocks Phones
Agata Nowak designer

Internet Addicts Relax With Chair That Blocks Phones

Internet addicts who spend several hours a day on their phones can get back to reality by using this ‘offline’ chair that blocks web access which has been created by a young Polish designer who studied in the UK. Agata Nowak, 28, started the project back in 2015 when the…

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Read more about the article Iceland To Spend 1M GBP To Keep Two Palm Trees Alive
Two palms worth nearly 1 million GBP to be planted in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik.

Iceland To Spend 1M GBP To Keep Two Palm Trees Alive

The Icelandic capital Reykjavik’s plan to spend almost a million GBP to plant two living palm trees needing expensive lights and heating to keep them alive in the freezing climate has been slammed by the opposition party. The palm trees will be out of their element in Iceland where there…

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