Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Death of rare Northern White Rhino leaves four alive

One of the last five Northern White Rhino left in the world has died. The BBC has the sad news.
Nabire, a 31-year-old female, died at the Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic on Monday evening of a ruptured cyst. Her death leaves just three females and one male alive; one of them at the San Diego Zoo and three at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy reserve in Kenya.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Last Male Northern White Rhino

Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino is not expected to be able to father any new calves. A recent article from the Mirror.
After 35-years in captivity Sudan is living out his final years at Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya's Laikipia, surrounded by a team of armed guards. With his back legs weakening and his sperm count lowering the chances of Sudan being able to mount a female and sire more offspring diminishes daily.

Elllie the Kakapo Found Dead

Sad news from New Zealand. Ellie the Kakapo has been found dead. Stuff.co.nz has the story.
Kakapo Recovery rangers found her body last week, although there was no obvious sign of illness or injury. Data from Ellie's transmitter confirmed she had died about June 23.