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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - Shadow - 08-21-2019

One (at least so far) successful project, what comes to species, which had been extinct in the wild and was then revived from the captive population.
Przewalski´s horse.

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"In the meantime, deadly winters killed thousands of horses, and overgrazed pastures left others starved. Mongolia’s last group of takhi was spotted around 1969. Then, as far as anyone could tell, the creature ceased to exist in the wild. Mongolians who were born and reared in the 1970s and 1980s knew the takhi only through stories and pictures."


“The example of Przewalski’s horse conservation shows us that extinction events may be difficult to predict and how important it is to have a captive population to draw upon should re­introductions become necessary.”


Whole story: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remarkable-comeback-przewalski-horse-180961142/


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 08-22-2019

From snakes with 2 heads or 3 eyes, now for a trout with 2 mouths in a New York lake: https://abcnews.go.com/US/york-woman-catches-crazy-fish-mouths/story?id=65108402https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/woman-catches-crazylooking-fish-with-two-mouths-on-us-lake-a4218961.htmlhttps://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-woman-reels-in-fish-with-two-mouths-in-new-york-lake-20190821-somhxglby5ehdioeqgltwpjgkq-story.html

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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 08-24-2019

On one hand, the Brazilian Government is trying to tackle the Amazonian fires, on the other hand, see what its new policy on pesticides has meant for the lives of millions of bees: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-man-animal-interaction-conflict-coexistance?pid=90034#pid90034


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - Shadow - 08-24-2019

(08-21-2019, 01:38 PM)Shadow Wrote: One (at least so far) successful project, what comes to species, which had been extinct in the wild and was then revived from the captive population.
Przewalski´s horse.

Quotes: 
"In the meantime, deadly winters killed thousands of horses, and overgrazed pastures left others starved. Mongolia’s last group of takhi was spotted around 1969. Then, as far as anyone could tell, the creature ceased to exist in the wild. Mongolians who were born and reared in the 1970s and 1980s knew the takhi only through stories and pictures."


“The example of Przewalski’s horse conservation shows us that extinction events may be difficult to predict and how important it is to have a captive population to draw upon should re­introductions become necessary.”


Whole story: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remarkable-comeback-przewalski-horse-180961142/

Two Przewalski´s horses, Helmi and Hanna (mares), which were sent in February 2018 from Finnish zoo Korkeasaari  to Prague, Czech Republic. In photo they are already in Mongolia, where they arrived June 6th 2018. In Czech Republic, at Dolní Dobřejov was a "camp" for horses to get accustomed with other horses before releasing to the wild. Photo July 11th 2019.



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Here:  Spes, Hanna, Hustai (stallion), Helmi and Yanja. Photo: Jaroslav Simek (photo around July 17th 2019 or close to that date)
When still getting accustomed, Yanja was the leading mare, but in wild Hanna seems to be taken that position. Interesting development. Spes is already pregnant, so things are looking quite good for this herd. 


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These horses are same species, which was one key element in success of Genghis Khan.... hopefully this project is a success in future too!!


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - Ashutosh - 08-28-2019

Gharial or Gavialis Gangeticus is a fish eating crocodilian native to the Indian subcontinent, more specifically to the Northern Indian subcontinent. They are the most aquatic of all crocodilians. In recent years because of sand mining, degrading habitats and rare cases of poaching plus hunting (thinking it’s a mugger crocodile and can be dangerous to humans, when they aren’t), there numbers fell 98% in the last 50 years. Since 2007, there have been concerted efforts for the Gharial to get their numbers back. There has been some good positive news on this critically endangered species.

Once found across all major river systems of northern India, today the Chambal river holds the largest population.

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/wildlife-biodiversity/more-than-5-000-gharials-born-in-chambal-sanctuary-66277

Gharials are also found in the Gandak river which flows from Nepal into Bihar. In 2010, there were only 15 recorded, while those numbers have increased to 210 this time with specimens of various age groups. But, with increasing numbers comes a different sort of challenge. The government is aware of this issue though, so let us see what steps will be taken.

https://india.mongabay.com/2019/01/gharials-of-gandak-a-population-back-from-the-brink-faces-development-pressures/

PS: If you look up gharial, and find pictures of 50-100 gharial hatchlings piggybacking on one of the adults, that is very common.


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-04-2019

7 rare wildcats born at a Scottish park for preserving wildlife: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/discover/rare-wildcats-born-at-wildlife-park-948045.html

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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-11-2019

When I saw this, I was like "What the heck?" Elephant mothers would typically be protective of their calves.






RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-11-2019

Could Schomburgk's deer from central Thailand, which was considered to be extinct, still be around? https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20190907/12053060/Rare-Extinct-Deer-Might-Still-Be-Around-Today.htm


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-13-2019

New encounter could be clue to Vatersay orca pod 'enigma': https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-49083576/new-encounter-could-be-clue-to-vatersay-orca-pod-enigma

Researchers hope to finally identify a pod of nine orca seen off the Western Isles a year ago. Experts say their struggle to match the animals' markings against databases shows there is still much to discover about orcas that appear off Scotland. Researchers hope to encounter the pod again during surveys this summer.


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-18-2019

This angler got the shock of his life when he caught a ratfish (a distant relative of sharks which lives in deep waters) with eyes this big: https://news.sky.com/story/fisherman-gets-shock-as-he-reels-in-dinosaur-like-fish-with-huge-eyes-11811035

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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-18-2019

A popular giant panda in a Thai zoo suddenly died: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-bear-species-and-subspecies?pid=90988#pid90988


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-25-2019

Paignton Zoo put down Urias, a male Hartmann's mountain zebra which had deformed hooves: https://www.devonlive.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/paignton-zoo-confirm-zebra-deformed-3353722https://news.yahoo.com/zebra-put-sleep-zoo-animal-lovers-deformed-hooves-140953499.html

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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 09-25-2019

Tikiri the Sri Lankan elephant, which performed despite being emaciated, and had received the attention of animal rights activists, has died at the age of 70: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49821415https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/70-year-old-frail-elephant-tikiri-in-sri-lanka-whose-photos-sparked-outrage-dies-2106810https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/24/emaciated-elderly-elephant-dies-70-years-slave-10799109/

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RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - BorneanTiger - 10-01-2019

2 teens go deer-hunting with guns in Georgia State, and then 1 of them mistakes the other for a deer and shoots him. Before anyone of you can celebrate this as 'karma', consider the reaction of the slain teen's mother: https://nypost.com/2019/09/30/teen-hunter-fatally-shot-after-friend-mistakes-him-for-deer-cops/
“My son is now my angel. Rest in peace my baby boy walk with Tyler every step. Till we meet again I love you always.”


RE: Animal News (Except Bigcats) - Spalea - 10-01-2019

Take care: painful to watch, these pictures can be disturbing... Young elephant badly hurt by an intercity express train.