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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...

PARIS - France fired the latest volley Thursday in the world's uphill battle against African elephant poaching, crushing three tonnes of illegal ivory in a ceremony at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The contraband, with an estimated street value of one million euros ($1.4 million), was fed into a giant crushing machine and ground into tiny fragments to be carted off and incinerated. It was the first major crushing ceremony of ivory in Europe since a global ivory ban was imposed in 1989. "With this destruction today... France is sending an unequivocal message to poachers, traffickers and consumers of illicit wildlife products," said French Environment Minister Philippe Martin who attended...