Tilikum vs J34 A Tale of two Killer Whales

Original article: Tilikum vs J34 A Tale of two Killer Whales The Southern Resident Killer Whales are dying. It is happening now, it is happening quickly, and it is happening before our eyes. In 2016, the number of Southern Residents plummeted from 83 to 78, one of the smallest populations since record keeping on the whales began in the early 1970s. One of these whales, J-34, or “Doublestuf,” a well known member of the J-22 matriline, washed ashore in British Continue reading

James Borrell: Eight reasons why zoos are good for conservation

Original article: James Borrell: Eight reasons why zoos are good for conservation The shooting of a gorilla earlier this year reignited the debate about whether animals should be kept in captivity, but we must remember the essential work that good zoos do. The Biologist 63(5) p9 This summer, a child fell into an enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo with a western lowland gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot. This tragic and much-discussed event rekindled the Continue reading

Loro Parque releases a turtle found injured in Gran Canaria to the sea after recovering in the Aquarium

Loro Parque Fundación recently returned a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) to the sea that had been recovering at the zoo’s Aquarium for the last two months after being rescued on a beach in Gran Canaria with a fishhook inside its throat. Once the animal was transferred to the Wildlife Recovery Centre of Tafira, experts concluded that the most adequate place for its rehabilitation was Loro Parque, which has ensured a successful recovery and later reinsertion to the sea. During the Continue reading

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