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Conservation project to translocate 80 rhinos from Africa to Australia to save species from poaching

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.

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Leuser’s Legacy: how rescued orangutans help assure species survival

The adolescent orangutan was captured in the forests of Sumatra by a soldier at the height of the Aceh province civil war for independence.

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Endangered bonobo ape born at Twycross Zoo

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.

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New phase in Scottish polar bear breeding project

An attempt to breed polar bears in Scotland looks set to go ahead this year.

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Lab-bred corals reproduce in the wild, a first

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.

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Tuatara: Chester Zoo celebrate breeding 'living fossil'

A reptile believed to have pre-dated most species of dinosaur has hatched at Chester Zoo for the first time

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Rare Philippine eagle chick born in captivity; boosts hope for the species

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.

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Entebbe Zoo wins Waza Biodiversity award

The Uganda Wildlife Education centre (Entebbe Zoo) has scooped a biodiversity award from The World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA).

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Keep elephants in the wild where they belong

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.

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Adorable echidna babies boost hope for critically endangered cousins

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).

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Bald ibis chicks shipped to Spain

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.

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Aquariums 'deliver significant health benefits'

People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested.

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Highly endangered 100-year-old turtle given last chance to breed

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.

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Fairytale frog: London Zoo breeds bizarre amphibian for the first time

In a world first, the Zoological Society of London hatches and rears Lake Oku clawed frogs as an insurance population against extinction.

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Study reveals value of zoos and aquariums in boosting biodiversity understanding

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.

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First step in plan to save northern white rhino

Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

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Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

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.

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First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

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The quiet zoo revolution

What is a zoo? Is it a place of entertainment or education? Of

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South Africa elephant park accused of 'horrific' cruelty

Cruelty charges laid with police against Elephants of Eden park after video of animals' spirit being broken by abuse

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Riddled with tumors: another blow to the Sumatran rhino species

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.

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Orangutan latest animal to die at Indonesia's Surabaya zoo

Animal welfare concerns mount after death of 12-year-old female ape adds to concerns about Indonesia's largest zoo

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Search is on for artificial 'formula milk' to help panda cubs survive

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.

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Closing zoos opens controversy in Costa Rica

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.

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Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species

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.

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Stimulating environment 'boosts brainpower' of fish

Captive-bred fish will do better when released into the wild if they are reared in an interesting environment, according to a Norwegian study.

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Zoo tigers 'won't save species from extinction'

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.

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Rhino incest: Zoo breeds rhino siblings to save species

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.

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Tasmania hopes foreign zoo breeding program will help save devils

The state has launched a pilot program to send Tasmanian devils to zoos in New Zealand and the US

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