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Zimbabwe is set to reintroduce rhinos into its second largest national park despite the fact that elephant poaching in the Gonarhezhou reserve surges. The park which measures 5,053 square-kilometers will introduce 40 black rhinos over two years according to , Hugo van der Westhuizen of the Frankfurt Zoological Society which is working with the Zimbabwean authorities on the project.
After an absence of over two decades lions are set to return to Rwanda according to wildlife officials. The country’s population of the endangered species was completely wiped out following the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The first intake of lions will include five females and two males which are being transported from South Africa to the Eastern Akagera National Park.
A top conservation body is warning that there are almost 23,000 species that are at risk of going extinct including the world’s rarest sea lion as well the mighty African lion. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated its “Red List” of threatened species which has also shown some clear improvements in conservation of endangered species such as the Iberian Lynx. However the agency is warning that the number of successes has been dwarfed by a large number of declines in a range of species.
A new study suggests that kangaroos in the wild tend to prefer using their left hands when performing common tasks such as feeding and grooming. The researchers arrived at their conclusion after spending many hours observing multiple wild species. They found two kangaroo species and one species of wallaby displaying a left handed tendency. Other species of marsupials which walk on all fours did not display the same tendency.
Despite intense criticism of the hunting technique used, a news report says that roughly half of the live dolphins captured in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji were exported to China and other countries. The method is known as the “drive hunt” and has been criticised around the world as cruel. The criticism was so intense that many Japanese zoos and aquariums were forced to pledge to refrain from buying animals captured through the controversial technique.