Rome’s zoo animals get refreshing frozen fruit on hot summer’s day
21 August 2021 | 10:45 am
Rome's zoo distributes frozen fruit to animals to help them cope with high temperatures and to ensure they get enough sugar in their diet.
Tortoise callipers and camel scales are put to good use at ZSL London Zoo, which is holding its annual animal weigh-in. While keepers put on a show for the cameras, it is important that the zoo keeps up-to-date size and weight information on its animals to compare them with animals in the wild and in other zoos, as well as to have an indication of which animals are pregnant.
The European Union should intensify efforts to phase out the use of animals in scientific research, lawmakers have said in a resolution.
Five Siberian tiger cubs, born on 27th June this year at a South Korean zoo, were shown to the public for the first time on Thursday. The Siberian tigers (also known as 'Korean tigers' in South Korea) are listed as endangered species and protected by the government. A zookeeper at Everland theme park in Yongin says it's 'rare' for five tiger cubs to be born at once. The cubs' names -- 'Areum', 'Daun', 'Oori', 'Nara', 'Gangsan' (which means 'Our country's beautiful landscape' when read together) were selected by an online vote.
The wild boars root through Rome's rotting rubbish, as furious residents cry foul: there are political fortunes at stake in Italy's mayoral elections this weekend, but in the Eternal City garbage is the biggest talking point. From the capital to Milan, Naples and Bologna, voters head to the urns Sunday and Monday for ballots being closely watched as a test ahead of the general election in 2023.
Rachele Mussolini said she wanted nothing to do with the "burden" of her surname. The far-right politician insisted her success was because of her hard work, not her family history.
A zoo in Guadalajara welcomes four Bengal tiger cubs that were born on July 3.
At Rome's ICC Casalpalocco Hospital, recent figures show that a vast majority of Covid-19 patients in the ICU are unvaccinated. Now patients who once were opposed to the vaccine and others who missed their vaccine appointments insist they will get the jab as soon as they are able.
ZooTampa in Florida vaccinates a skunk with a specific vaccine developed exclusively for animals. The zoo in Tampa has begun to vaccinate animals who have been identified as most susceptible to Covid-19. The use of the special vaccine, which was developed exclusively for animals by the Michigan-based veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis, has been used for vaccinating those species that are known to be more vulnerable to contracting the virus in other zoological organizations throughout the United States. ZooTampa says it has received a shipment of approximately 220 doses – enough to vaccinate roughly 19 species which includes 93 animals such as Florida panthers, skunks, otters and primates.
Advances in genetic engineering are reviving the idea of de-extinction, or whether to bring back extinct animals to try to save endangered ecosystems. But is it really a good idea? What would be the unforeseen consequences of such an act? We speak to Ben Lamm, CEO of the American startup Colossal, which has just raised $15 million to revive the woolly mammoth.
World leaders are gathering in Rome this weekend for the first in-person G20 summit since the pandemic. Thousands of protesters marched to demand climate action.
Jair Bolsonaro's bodyguards attacked reporters who were covering the president as he walked the streets of Rome talking to his supporters. The reporters said they will file a police complaint.
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