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Scores of pilot whales die in NZ stranding

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

Almost 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands, conservation officials said yesterday. Most of the marine mammals beached themselves over the weekend but rescue efforts were hampered by the area's isolated location, about 800km east of the South Island, the Department of Conservation (DOC) said, reported Agence France-Presse. By the time wildlife officers reached the area, 69 whales had already died, and others had to be euthanised, said DOC biodiversity ranger Jemma Welch. The causes of mass strandings remain unknown despite scientists studying the phenomenon for decades.

Giant panda cub born in Western Japan zoo, the 10th offspring of its parents

November 23, 2020 2:54 PM

TOKYO (XINHUA) - A male giant panda cub has been born at a zoo in Western Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, local media reported on Monday (Nov 23).

Japan faces worst wild bear attacks in five years

November 20, 2020 10:31 AM

Between April and September this year, wild bears were spotted 13,670 times across Japan.

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

October 19, 2020 4:03 PM

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Specialised drones are being tested in a programme to boost koala numbers on Australia's east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country's historic bushfires.

After 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils return to Australia's mainland

October 06, 2020 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia's mainland in what conservationists described as a "historic" step, 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there.

'Like wolves to Yellowstone': Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland

October 05, 2020 11:59 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia's mainland 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there, in what conservationists described Monday as a "historic" step.

Malaysia to bid farewell to panda cub Yi Yi soon

September 29, 2020 5:00 AM

PETALING JAYA • Malaysians will soon have to bid zai jian (farewell) to the second giant panda cub born in the country.

Australia plans disposal of hundreds of stranded whale carcasses

September 24, 2020 12:17 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian officials on Thursday (Sept 24) began planning the grim task of disposing of almost 400 whale carcasses as hopes faded there would be many more survivors of one of the world's biggest mass strandings of the mammals.

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