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JOHANNESBURG - Around 40 rhino horns worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the safe of a state tourism organisation in South Africa, a press report said Monday. Credit: Getty Creative The horns -- which are highly prized in some forms traditional medicine -- were taken from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) at the weekend, the Lowvelder newspaper reported. "The culprit, or culprits, cut open two steel safes fitted with double locks," a source from the agency said. Dex Kotze, conservationist and CEO of South African jeweller Jenna Clifford, which backs a campaign against rhino poaching, said the haul could be worth as much as $16 million (12 million euros). Neither...

TAIPEI - Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, officials said Monday. Credit: Flickr: GregTheBusker Local conservation groups say the dolphin numbers have halved to around 60 in the past decade, due to pollution, industrial development, and destruction of habitat. "Indo-Pacific dolphin population is a key index to measure the health of the maritime environment," said Tsai Chia-yang, the head of the Chuanghua Environmental Protection Union. The Council of Agriculture confirmed it will establish a vast 76,300 hectare (188,461 acres) sanctuary off the west coast of the country. "We're happy...

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Rare Zebra Born at English Zoo

A rare Grevy's zebra was born at the Chester Zoo in Cheshire county, England. It is the first Grevy's zebra born at the zoo in 34 years. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-794943{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-794943, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-794943{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} The newborn zebra's name is Merida. She was born to Nadine and Mac, and is their first offspring. The brown stripes with which Merida was born will turn black as she grows. "She [the foal] is a lively one but mum Nadine is doing a great job so far, particularly given that it's her first - she's certainly earning her parental stripes," said...

A Florida panther kitten found nearly frozen to death in Florida is recovering well thanks to the quick action of the scientists who found it. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discovered the kitten while conducting field research in January. The week-old male kitten was short of breath, and its body temperature was very low. It weighed less than a pound, and was close to death. The FWC biologists brought him to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida for medical treatment. "We want to give any panther kitten the best opportunity to survive in the wild," said Dr. Mark Cunningham, a FWC veterinarian. "But clearly this kitten was in poor condition and...