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From TheJournal.ie Australia's egg-laying duck-billed platypus population is under threat Nature

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bollywood superstar jailed for five years for killing endangered antelopes 20 years ago Salman Khan

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered Research

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda National Park

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

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

From TheJournal.ie Tiny Mexican porpoise on the brink of extinction can only be saved by captivity Vaquita

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites Orchids

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Call to euthanise feral cats as faeces leads to deaths of endangered seal species Hawaiian Monk Seals

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium Endangered

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium

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

From TheJournal.ie New study shows tigers, lions and other carnivores becoming endangered as prey dwindles Carnivores

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota Spider Baby

A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota

Colombian spider monkeys are critically endangered in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these beautiful, super-rare photos of mountain lions up close Rawr
From TheJournal.ie Extremely rare (and cute) animal photographed for the first time in 20 years Pika
From TheJournal.ie Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas Endangered

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed Indonesia

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea Lucky Shot

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

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

From TheJournal.ie Environmental groups want to know if Flatley has a licence for that horn of his Horn Of The Dance

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over one million people visited Dublin Zoo in 2013 Dublin Zoo

Over one million people visited Dublin Zoo in 2013

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover new species of dolphin Dolphins

Scientists discover new species of dolphin

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

From TheJournal.ie Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird Endangered

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets The Future

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered Endangered

US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered

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

From TheJournal.ie 13 endangered Borneo elephants found dead in one month Endangered

13 endangered Borneo elephants found dead in one month

Police are investigating suspicions that the elephants were poisoned.

From TheJournal.ie Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies Whale

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies

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

Introducing three creatures you may never have heard of... Work Can Wait This post contains videos

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

Are you sick of cats?

Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years

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

From TheJournal.ie Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants Monkey Business

Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"

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

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia Koalas This post contains images

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia

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

From TheJournal.ie Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises Animals

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises

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

From TheJournal.ie Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos Endangered This post contains images

Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos

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.

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999 New Species This post contains images

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999

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.