As rhino numbers continue to plunge with over a 1000 killed for their horns last year in Africa, Australia is stepping in to save the animal. In a first-time conservation effort, around 80 African rhinos will be translocated to Australia over four years, beginning with six this August.
The adolescent orangutan was captured in the forests of Sumatra by a soldier at the height of the Aceh province civil war for independence.
A UK zoo has announced the birth of a bonobo ape - one of only 11 births of the endangered animal in zoos across the world in the last year.
An attempt to breed polar bears in Scotland looks set to go ahead this year.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rising ocean temperatures are a significant threat to coral. Perhaps second only to phytoplankton, healthy coral communities are one of the most vital components of marine biodiversity.
A reptile believed to have pre-dated most species of dinosaur has hatched at Chester Zoo for the first time
On December 7, a tiny Philippine eagle hatchling was born at the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s (PEF) conservation center in the Philippines. This is the twenty sixth eaglet born at the center in 23 years, and the first offspring of a female named Go Phoenix and a male named MVP Eagle.
The Uganda Wildlife Education centre (Entebbe Zoo) has scooped a biodiversity award from The World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA).
US wildlife officials are considering an application for a permit to import 18 elephants from the southern African nation of Swaziland to three American zoos.
There’s an echidna baby boom in Australia. In the last five years, an echidna captive breeding partnership between the University of Queensland and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia has produced 14 cute short-beaked echidna puggles (or babies).
Four captive-bred northern bald ibis chicks have been sent from Chester Zoo to Jerez in Spain, where they will soon be released into the wild as part of an effort to reintroduce the species.
People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested.
A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) - potentially the last female of her species - has been artificially inseminated at the Suzhou Zoo in China.
In a world first, the Zoological Society of London hatches and rears Lake Oku clawed frogs as an insurance population against extinction.
Zoos and aquariums around the world have a crucial role to play in helping people understand how they can protect animals and their natural habitats, new research from the University of Warwick, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and Chester Zoo has found.
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Once on the brink of extinction with only a few fish remaining, Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness they need to rebuild wild populations.
First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy
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Cruelty charges laid with police against Elephants of Eden park after video of animals' spirit being broken by abuse
Conservation for Sumatran rhinos suffered another blow last week, only days after Suci—one of only ten rhinos in captive breeding efforts—died at Cincinnati Zoo.
Animal welfare concerns mount after death of 12-year-old female ape adds to concerns about Indonesia's largest zoo
GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scottish researchers say they're hoping to develop an artificial "formula milk" for pandas that could help cubs survive in in captive breeding programs.
Costa Rican officials want to close down public zoos and set the animals free. But releasing zoo animals into the wild is not quite so simple as it may seem.
WASHINGTON - Like an online dating site for endangered species, many zoos use computerized matchmaking to mate animals in captivity in hopes of saving some of the world's most vulnerable creatures.
Captive-bred fish will do better when released into the wild if they are reared in an interesting environment, according to a Norwegian study.
On International Tiger Day zoo breeding programs for tigers are in the spotlight again. One conservation charity argues they’re doomed to fail and that saving the animals’ natural habitat is the only way forward.
a recent crisis summit in Singapore, conservationists concluded that as few as 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in their native Southeast Asia -- an estimated decline of up to 90 percent since the 1980s.
The state has launched a pilot program to send Tasmanian devils to zoos in New Zealand and the US