Third Tusker Dies From Herpes Virus At Swiss Zoo

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Ruwani (front) with her grandmother Ceyla-Himali (left) and her mother Farha in undated photo at the Zurich Zoo, Switzerland. (Zurich Zoo, Enzo Franchini/Newsflash)

A third elephant has lost its life to the herpes virus within a month at Zoo Zurich. Five-year-old elephant cow Ruwani is the latest animal to die in the zoo’s…

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Warhols Blue Marilyn Set For Record In USD 300 Million Auction

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An Andy Warhol for an estimated 200 to 300 million dollars: 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' from the collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann. (2022 Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation, Zurich/Newsflash)

A super-rare Andy Warhols work could become the most expensive 20th century artwork to go under the hammer in a sale of more than 100 paintings from one of the…

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German Farmer Gets Plough Embedded In Unexploded British World War II Bomb During Fieldwork

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The British INC30 World War II grenade that a farmer found during fieldwork in the German town of Viersen. (Stadt Viersen/Newsflash)

These images show how a German farmer got his plough embedded in an unexploded British World War II bomb while working his field. Newsflash obtained the images and a statement…

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Turkish Cops Seize Highly Radioactive Californium From Man Trying To Flog It For GBP 380K

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Mersin Provincial Gendarmerie Command seized 102 grams of californium with an estimated market value of USD 500,000 and 46 mobile phones in an operation in Mersin, Turkey. (Mersin Jandarma Komutanligi/Newsflash)

Turkish cops have seized 102 grammes of highly radioactive Californium from a man trying to sell it on for GBP 380,000. The incident took place in the town of Turgutreis,…

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Cops Take Selfie With Cute Escaped Zoo Penguin Arrested For Jumping Out In Front Of Police Car

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Police in Budapest, Hungary caught a lost penguin that escaped from the city's zoo. (BRFK Information Portal/Newsflash)

This is the cute penguin that escaped from the Budapest zoo and was caught when it waddled out in front of a patrol car. The Budapest Police Headquarters (Budapesti Rendor…

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Prehistoric Giant Sloths Had A Chainmail Armour Made Of A Bone Mesh To Stop Predators Sinking Their Teeth Into Them

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Palaeontologists found hundreds of pieces of bone that were immersed inside the dermis of certain large extinct mammals, between 2 and 12 millimetres in diameter, whose age for the area is estimated to be greater than 20,000 years, in San Pedro , Argentina. (Newsflash)

Prehistoric giant sloths had a chainmail-like armour made of a bone mesh embedded in their skin to stop predators sinking their teeth and claws into them, according to new research.…

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Customs Seize Skinned And Roasted Protected Pangolin That Woman Wanted To Eat

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The roasted pangolin, listed by the IUCN as vulnerable, which was seized by German customs officers. (Hauptzollamt Dusseldorf/Newsflash)

Customs officers at Duesseldorf Airport have seized a skinned and roasted protected pangolin that a woman from Ghana was planning to eat. The incident took place at Duesseldorf Airport, which…

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British Expert Declares Vienna Zoo Best In Europe For Sixth Time

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Polar bear cup Finja with mother Nora at the Vienna Zoo in Austria. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

A famous British zoo expert has declared Vienna Zoo the best in Europe for the sixth time. British zoo expert Anthony Sheridan has voted Schoenbrunn Zoo, the self-proclaimed world's oldest…

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Swiss Zoo Opens New Conservation Centre For Threatened Bird Species

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The new centre for species protection named Ornis located in the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. (L3P Architekten/Newsflash)

A Swiss zoo has opened a new conservation centre for threatened bird species. The zoo in Zurich in northern Switzerland said in a statement that it is "stepping up its…

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Experts Study Rare African Parchment In Search Of Clues About The Evolution Of Writing

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The transformation of indigenous symbols into Vai letters. (Momolu Massaquoi (1911)/Newsflash)

Experts have studied a rare African parchment in their search for clues about the evolution of writing, which they say has evolved "to become simpler and more efficient". The Max…

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