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

May 22nd 2020, 3:24 PM 22,302 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.

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

Nov 29th 2018, 11:02 AM 11,977 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

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

Dec 13th 2017, 8:33 AM 9,969 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 9:58 PM 13,007 Views 19 Comments

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

Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
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Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

Jun 9th 2017, 1:54 PM 13,590 Views 12 Comments

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

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

May 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 10,422 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2016, 4:29 PM 22,118 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.

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

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:30 AM 10,743 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.

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

Sep 28th 2016, 8:08 PM 14,177 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2016, 11:15 AM 8,262 Views 16 Comments

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

A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota
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A new cute baby spider monkey has been born at Fota

Aug 4th 2016, 4:29 PM 15,667 Views 26 Comments

Colombian spider monkeys are critically endangered in the wild.

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 4:00 PM 19,670 Views 17 Comments

A bit *too* close.

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

Mar 21st 2015, 12:33 PM 46,131 Views 19 Comments

Meet the Ili pika.

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

Sep 18th 2014, 7:31 AM 8,070 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2014, 12:59 PM 11,324 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2014, 2:35 PM 31,559 Views 29 Comments

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

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

Jan 31st 2014, 5:24 PM 13,137 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2014, 1:50 PM 6,446 Views 37 Comments

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

Scientists discover new species of dolphin
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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.

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

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,033 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.

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets
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Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

Aug 28th 2013, 9:30 PM 5,841 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.

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

US wildlife agency to list all chimpanzees as endangered
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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.

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

Jan 30th 2013, 1:05 PM 6,669 Views 16 Comments

Police are investigating suspicions that the elephants were poisoned.

Whale beached in New York neighbourhood dies
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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.

Introducing three creatures you may never have heard of...
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# Work Can Wait

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

Nov 9th 2012, 2:41 PM 3,500 Views 2 Comments

Are you sick of cats?

Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years
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# Happy Birthday

Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years

Sep 10th 2012, 2:00 PM 6,647 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
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Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants

Sep 10th 2012, 1:17 PM 15,033 Views 33 Comments

Ouch.

Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"
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Lemurs are "the world's most threatened mammal"

Jul 14th 2012, 6:34 PM 4,291 Views 10 Comments

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
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# 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.

Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises
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Four accused of eating endangered Zimbabwe tortoises

Feb 16th 2012, 2:06 PM 3,446 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 Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos
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Endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos

Aug 26th 2011, 7:50 PM 803 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.

Gallery: 615 new species discovered in Madagascar since 1999
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# 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.