African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

The spread of ASF on pig farms and in wild boars in western Poland is a concern for Germany, Europe’s top pork producer with approximately 26 million pigs. Germany is also the EU’s second largest pork exporter to non-EU markets, after Spain. Most German exports go to China, South Korea and Japan. Should any of […]

Shocking video shows tourists feeding caged tigers with FISHING POLES at a Chinese zoo

Viral video emerged on Monday shows a group of tourists – some are children – leaning against a balcony while swinging their fishing poles attached with raw meat to attract the tigers on the ground. It remains unknown when the video was filmed

Poaching, not coronavirus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert

But a senior official said Kodagu, Shivamogga, Chikkamagalur and villages near MM Hills and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuaries had a history of poaching. The ban on domestic meat sale early in the lockdown may have added to poaching. But the meat sale ban had been lifted and protection stepped up.

Southern Resident Killer Whale Population Drops to 73 as 3 Orcas Are Presumed Dead

“We are saddened to report that three adult killer whales (orca) are missing and presumed dead as of July 1, 2019,” the center explained in a release on Tuesday. “These whales are from the extremely endangered Southern Resident killer whale population, that historically frequent the Salish Sea almost daily in summer months.”

Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important

But this leads to another, equally important question. Will our pets thrive emotionally? Or will they get sick of us being around them so much? We will need to get better at spotting indicators of pet stress, says vet and animal scientist Sean McCormack. “In dogs, signs of stress include aimless pacing, licking the skin […]

Professor Josh Davis answers your questions on the fight against COVID-19

A. A small non-randomised study from France gave some people with COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine (also called Plaquenil) and some hydroxychloroquine plus an antibiotic called azithromycin, and a third group got no drug. They reported that the combination group cleared the virus much faster. BUT this was a small (about 36 patients) and very flawed study. For […]

Why riding to Everest Base Camp in Tibet is the ride of a lifetime

There are demons in my room or so it seems because they assume the forms of animals, objects and people at a whim. I open my eyes and they are gone and I realise that I have been hallucinating. It is a result of exhaustion, a lack of oxygen and the bitter cold. The demons […]

Courtney Stodden does drag with her dogs and dresses like Joe ‘Exotic’ from Netflix hit Tiger King

Casting challenge: Men are lining up to play Exotic in UCP’s upcoming small-screen adaptation of Robert Moor’s Wondery podcast, Over My Dead Body, which will be produced by and star SNL’s Kate McKinnon (L) as Carole (R)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin chilling secret gesture when asked about missing husband

“There is no short, simple way to refute so many lies. If you do want to know the truth, it requires understanding the history of events in the years before my husband’s disappearance and the roles and behaviors of the people interviewed in the series, which I have tried to do as concisely as I […]

Winery helps wildlife impacted by bushfires with smoke-tainted grape donation

“A lot of the wildlife survived the fires but died from starvation. It was like that in so many places, there was no emergency response other than what was coordinated by grassroot groups,” she said.