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# endangered - Friday 22 May, 2020

Limerick man accused of trafficking rhino horns is extradited to US
# Endangered
# Endangered

Limerick man accused of trafficking rhino horns is extradited to US

May 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 22,303 Views 0 Comments

A barrister for John Slattery expressed concern about his client’s transfer to a Texas prison because he is in a high-risk category in respect of Covid-19.

# endangered - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat
# Nature
# Nature

Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat

Nov 29th 2018, 11:02 AM 12,000 Views 27 Comments

A three-year survey of the duck-billed animal suggested its numbers had fallen by 30%.

# endangered - Friday 13 July, 2018

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park
# Kenya Wildlife Service
# Kenya Wildlife Service

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,651 Views 33 Comments

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

# endangered - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Bollywood superstar jailed for five years for killing endangered antelopes 20 years ago
# Salman Khan
# Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar jailed for five years for killing endangered antelopes 20 years ago

Apr 5th 2018, 10:24 AM 22,766 Views 15 Comments

Bad boy actor Salman Khan had earlier been found guilty of killing endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago.

# endangered - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Dec 13th 2017, 8:33 AM 9,985 Views 12 Comments

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.

# endangered - Thursday 2 November, 2017

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered
# Research
# Research

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered

Nov 2nd 2017, 9:58 PM 13,013 Views 19 Comments

Until recently, scientists thought there were only two genetically distinct types of orangutan.

# endangered - Friday 9 June, 2017

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
# National Park
# National Park

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

Jun 9th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,592 Views 12 Comments

Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi had been helping reintroduce the black rhino to Akagera National Park.

# endangered - Monday 1 May, 2017

Tiny Mexican porpoise on the brink of extinction can only be saved by captivity
# Vaquita
# Vaquita

Tiny Mexican porpoise on the brink of extinction can only be saved by captivity

May 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 10,424 Views 14 Comments

Captivity is the only thing that can save the Mexican vaquita, who are already extremely genetically inbred.

# endangered - Friday 9 December, 2016

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites
# Orchids
# Orchids

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Dec 9th 2016, 4:29 PM 22,643 Views 18 Comments

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

# endangered - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Call to euthanise feral cats as faeces leads to deaths of endangered seal species
# Hawaiian Monk Seals
# Hawaiian Monk Seals

Call to euthanise feral cats as faeces leads to deaths of endangered seal species

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:30 AM 10,746 Views 10 Comments

Federal researchers believe faeces from the legions of feral cats roaming Hawaii is spreading a disease that is killing Hawaiian monk seals.

# endangered - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium
# Endangered
# Endangered

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium

Sep 28th 2016, 8:08 PM 14,178 Views 16 Comments

The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.

# endangered - Sunday 7 August, 2016

New study shows tigers, lions and other carnivores becoming endangered as prey dwindles
# Carnivores
# Carnivores

New study shows tigers, lions and other carnivores becoming endangered as prey dwindles

Aug 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 8,274 Views 16 Comments

A quarter of the main land carnivores’ prey are now threatened themselves.

# endangered - Thursday 4 August, 2016

A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota
# Spider Baby
# Spider Baby

A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota

Aug 4th 2016, 4:29 PM 15,683 Views 26 Comments

Colombian spider monkeys are critically endangered in the wild.

# endangered - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Check out these beautiful, super-rare photos of mountain lions up close
# Rawr
# Rawr

Check out these beautiful, super-rare photos of mountain lions up close

Mar 22nd 2015, 4:00 PM 19,675 Views 17 Comments

A bit *too* close.

# endangered - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Extremely rare (and cute) animal photographed for the first time in 20 years
# Pika
# Pika

Extremely rare (and cute) animal photographed for the first time in 20 years

Mar 21st 2015, 12:33 PM 46,179 Views 19 Comments

Meet the Ili pika.

# endangered - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas
# Endangered
# Endangered

Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas

Sep 18th 2014, 7:31 AM 8,082 Views 4 Comments

The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.

# endangered - Monday 8 September, 2014

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed

Sep 8th 2014, 12:59 PM 11,326 Views 22 Comments

There are fewer than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild.

# endangered - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea
# Lucky Shot
# Lucky Shot

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Aug 2nd 2014, 2:35 PM 31,568 Views 29 Comments

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

# endangered - Friday 31 January, 2014

Environmental groups want to know if Flatley has a licence for that horn of his
# Horn Of The Dance
# Horn Of The Dance

Environmental groups want to know if Flatley has a licence for that horn of his

Jan 31st 2014, 5:24 PM 13,143 Views 70 Comments

The rhino horn was stolen from the dancer’s house in Cork last week.

# endangered - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Over one million people visited Dublin Zoo in 2013
# Dublin Zoo
# Dublin Zoo

Over one million people visited Dublin Zoo in 2013

Jan 8th 2014, 1:50 PM 6,453 Views 37 Comments

A number of high profile additions helped the numbers including an Asian lion and two snow leopards.

# endangered - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Scientists discover new species of dolphin
# Dolphins
# Dolphins

Scientists discover new species of dolphin

Oct 31st 2013, 7:46 PM 8,428 Views 13 Comments

The Wildlife Conservation Society said it was a significant finding as identifying a new mammal species is rare.

# endangered - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
# Endangered
# Endangered

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,062 Views 188 Comments

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

# endangered - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets
# The Future
# The Future

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

Aug 28th 2013, 9:30 PM 5,847 Views 24 Comments

The scientists in Japan were quick to stress that there is presently no human application for the technology but this may be explored in the future.

# endangered - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Ah would ya look, two endangered baby mangabeys born at Dublin Zoo
# Hairy Babies
From The Daily Edge
# Hairy Babies

Ah would ya look, two endangered baby mangabeys born at Dublin Zoo

Jun 27th 2013, 1:05 PM 6,409 Views 15 Comments

The half-brother and sister are thriving and actually get on very well as brother and sister – take note you guys.

# endangered - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered
# Endangered
# Endangered

US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered

Jun 12th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,742 Views 11 Comments

The move, hailed by primatologists, would afford all chimpanzees protected status and affect their use in medical research.

# endangered - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

13 endangered Borneo elephants found dead in one month
# Endangered
# Endangered

13 endangered Borneo elephants found dead in one month

Jan 30th 2013, 1:05 PM 6,670 Views 16 Comments

Police are investigating suspicions that the elephants were poisoned.

# endangered - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies
# Whale
# Whale

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies

Dec 27th 2012, 8:45 PM 9,426 Views 6 Comments

The endangered fin whale was found in the Breezy Point neighbourhood of Queens yesterday.

# endangered - Friday 9 November, 2012

Introducing three creatures you may never have heard of...
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

Introducing three creatures you may never have heard of...

Nov 9th 2012, 2:41 PM 3,507 Views 2 Comments

Are you sick of cats?

# endangered - Monday 10 September, 2012

Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years
# Happy Birthday
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Birthday

Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years

Sep 10th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,654 Views 2 Comments

As part of the celebrations, Dublin Zoo will be offering free entry to all those aged 50 or over on Wednesday.

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants

Sep 10th 2012, 1:17 PM 15,049 Views 33 Comments

Ouch.

# endangered - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"
# Endangered
From The Daily Edge
# Endangered

Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"

Jul 14th 2012, 6:34 PM 4,292 Views 10 Comments

The destruction of their tropical forest habitat and an upsurge in hunting has been blamed for depleting lemur numbers.

# endangered - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia
# Koalas
From The Daily Edge
# Koalas

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia

May 1st 2012, 2:40 PM 1,797 Views 3 Comments

Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.

# endangered - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises
# Animals
# Animals

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises

Feb 16th 2012, 2:06 PM 3,447 Views 18 Comments

The men admitted killing 40 of the endangered animals, while another 13 live tortoises were found in a house raised by invesetigators.

# endangered - Friday 26 August, 2011

Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos
# Endangered
# Endangered

Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos

Aug 26th 2011, 7:50 PM 804 Views 2 Comments

Experts say there could be as few as 300 of the crocodiles left in the wild. These baby crocs will be released when they’re about 18 months old.

# endangered - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999
# New Species
From The Daily Edge
# New Species

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

Jun 7th 2011, 12:16 PM 899 Views 70 Comments

Look through some of the World Wildlife Fund’s photos of new lemurs, chameleons and snakes discovered on the fourth-largest island in the world.