World Elephant Day was marked in South Africa, educating tourists about elephants

Marking the World Elephant Day, the elephant handlers educated the tourists in South Africa, demonstrating elephants’ behaviour, habits and how they respond to handler’s commands.

Source: Africa News

Interesting trivia about Lions as the world marks Lion Day

August 10th marked the World Lion Day. GMFER shares some interesting trivia about lions and what makes a lion the King of the Jungle.

Source: ZeeBiz

Climate change kills 20 times more elephants than poaching

Kenya’s wildlife authorities say that they have overlooked investing into biodiversity management and ecosystems.

Source: BBC

Infamous wildlife trophy hunter gunned down in South Africa

Riaan Naude, an infamous wildlife trophy hunter was found murdered in Limpopo, South Africa.

Source: Independent

A study on elephant biomechanics suggests a new approach to soft robotics

A new study carried out suggests that elephant trunk gives them versatility that enables grabbing delicate vegetation and ripping apart tree trunks. The research suggests that wrapping soft robotics with structure similar to a skin could enhance protection and strengths of machines while maintaining their flexibility.

Source: Science Daily

The tiger population in Nepal increases by 290% while human-tiger conflicts rise

Marking the International Tiger Day that fell on July 29, the authorities of Nepal expressed concern over the increased number of conflicts with humans although the tiger population far exceeding global conservation expectations.

Source: ABC News

Re-introduction of white rhinos in Zimbabwe community-owned land makes history

Villagers in western Zimbabwe voluntarily donate land nearby the southern boundary of Hwange National Park enabling the release of white rhinos. The community will retain ownership of the land while securing well-compensated jobs.

Source: Mongabay

Wild cheetahs, declared extinct in 1952, to be reintroduced to their natural habitat in India

India’s supreme court announced that African Cheetahs – a vital part of the country’s ecosystem could be brought back to a safe location in India.

Source: The Guardian

African leaders’ summit identifies strategy to conserve protected areas on land and sea

African leaders meet for the first time at Africa’s first continent-wide summit in Kigali. Strategies for nature conservation of protected areas on land and sea with plans to halt and reverse habitat and species loss are scheduled to be discussed.

Source: The Guardian

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Incredibly rare video captures hostility between rhinos and lions

Incredibly rare and thrilling footage, showing a pack of lions in an stand-off with rhinos outside Kruger National Park

Source: Independent

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