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Pygmy hog, Hispid hare found in Manas National Park

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:19

A survey carried out in the Manas National Park in western Assam last week has yielded results with the detection of the two highly endangered as well as elusive species like Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) and Hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus).

Makeshift egg repairs help survival of rare parrot

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 18:49

Tape and a bit of glue have helped save the life of a hatching chick of one of the world`s rarest birds, New Zealand conservation officials said Monday.

Endangered Lemurs on verge of extinction

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:23

Scientists have revealed lemurs are on the verge of extinction as impoverished local people are hunting them, and also because their habitat is being destroyed.

Elephant poaching on the rise in Zambia

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 15:52

Zambia is losing its elephants rapidly due to rising incidents of poaching.

Elephant escorts, special teams fail to save injured rhino

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:26

Elephant escorts stood guard and special teams monitored his wounds but the injuries inflicted by other rhinos during a fight proved too much for a 11-year-old rhino that died in Salukapur area here.

Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:23

The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil`s tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself, Brazilian scientists warned Monday.

Endangered snow leopards spotted in Uzbekistan

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:23

The endangered snow leopard has been spotted, for the first time in Uzbekistan.

Two white tiger cubs born in Chhattisgarh zoo

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 20:59

Two cubs have been born to white tiger couple Sunder and Kamla at the Maitri Bagh Zoo in Chhattisgarh`s steel city Bhilai, officials said Monday.

Gujarat to undertake census of Great Indian Bustard

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:49

The Gujarat government will soon undertake a census of the Great Indian Bustard, one of the most critically endangered flying bird species in the world, to ascertain its exact population.

Kenya sounds alarm over extinction of Grevy`s zebra

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:09

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says Grevy`s zebra, a rare species, is in danger of becoming extinct if urgent measures are not taken to reverse the trend.

Fears for dingoes as Australia`s wild dog faces extinction

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:36

Marle and Digger may be small and cute puppies, but make no mistake, warns their handler Matt Williams: these 18-week-old dingoes are wild animals that would never make suitable pets.

Environmentalists hail China`s banquet ban on shark fin

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:52

Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark`s fin, bird`s nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.