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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Animals

Animals
THE CONFLICT - Elephants right on your doorstep

THE CONFLICT – Elephants Right on Your Doorstep

As a child growing up in the Mara, Wilson Sairowua was fascinated by the elephants. Today he works to strike the delicate balance between...
Capaul, the horned cow initiative founder holds the horn of one of his cows at a farm in Perrefitte

Swiss Voters Reject Proposal to End Dehorning of Cows

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to subsidise farmers who let the horns on their cows and goats grow rather...
Male mountain gorilla from the Mukiza group is seen at Bwindi National Park near the town of Kisoro

Mountain Gorillas Off ‘Critically Endangered’ List in Rare Recovery

GOMA, Congo (Reuters)  Central African mountain gorillas came off the 'critically endangered' species list on Thursday following a rare and dramatic recovery in numbers over...
A baby vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) is seen in a bicycle basket in Zanzibar

Monkey Business: Hungry ‘Vermin’ Steal Food from Ugandan Farmers

By Fredrick Mugira MBARARA, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three decades ago, he hoped his family would be able...
Buffalo carcasses are seen in the Chobe river, Nambia, on the country's border with Botswana

400 Buffalo Drown after Stampede into River between Botswana and Namibia

GABORONE (Reuters)  Around 400 buffaloes drowned after stampeding into the Chobe River along the border between Botswana and Namibia, possibly while running away from lions,...
A handout illustration of a hatching Deinonychus chick from a blue egg with brown spots

Some Dinosaurs Had Exquisite Eggs with Colours, Spots, Speckles

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters)  Some dinosaurs laid coloured, speckled and spotted eggs boasting exquisite hues of blue and brown, scientists said on Thursday, in a...
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