Tag: endangered species

Slam dunk for otter health!

Training animals in zoos is not just about enrichment – although that is certainly a worthy aim. Increasingly, trainers are working with veterinarians to condition animals for medical examinations and even therapy. The benefits are obvious – being able to undergo diagnostic tests and treatments without the need for sedation […]

Javan rhino confirmed extinct in Vietnam

The Vietnamese subspecies of the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) was declared extinct in a report critical of Vietnam’s ‘poor protection and law enforcement’ that was jointly produced by the International Rhino Foundation and World Wildlife Fund. Although widely believed to have perished during the Vietnam War, a rhino was […]