Pakistani elite’s love of exotic wildlife

Pakistani elite's love of exotic wildlife

KARACHI: Bilal Mansoor Khawaja beams as he runs his palms over the ivory coat of a white lion, one of thousands of exotic animals at his personal “zoo” in Karachi, where a thriving wildlife trade caters to Pakistan’s gilded elite. “These are… (some) of the rarest animals I own,” boasts the 29-year-old industrialist of his … Read more

Australian couple raising 17 kangaroos

Australian couple raising 17 kangaroos

VICTORIA, Australia: An Australian couple has received global acclaim after taking a different turn by opting to raise 17 kangaroos, instead of human children. Theresa and Tony Matthew are owners of an animal rehabilitation center named ‘Our Haven Wildlife Shelter’, situated in Australia’s city of Victoria. Their sanctuary is not just a safe haven for … Read more

Big cats in evolutionary arms race with prey: study

Big cats in evolutionary arms race with prey: study

PARIS: Lions and cheetah are faster, stronger and no less agile than their prey, but zebras and impalas compensate with a surprising tactic, researchers said Wednesday: slow down, and keep the big cats guessing. Indeed, fleeing at top speed is a fatal mistake, making it easier for the fearsome felines to close in for the … Read more

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

This undated handout photo released on December 19, 2017 by the WWF and taken by researcher Dr. Alexei Abramov at the Joint Vietnam-Russian Tropical Research and Technological Centre in Vietnam shows a mole (Euroscaptor orlovi) found in Vietnam.-AFP This undated handout photo released on December 19, 2017 by the WWF and taken by Dr. Montri … Read more

Panda enjoys snowfall

Panda enjoys snowfall

Despite freezing temperature and heavy snow, a fuzzy black and white giant panda enjoyed itself by rolling in the cold white flakes that have accumulated in Yabuli, a town in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. This is the second winter for the giant panda Sijia to stay in Heilongjiang, which is well-known for its cold season. … Read more

First glimpse of critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs

Prague zoo: First glimpse of critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs

Prague: The Prague zoo on Tuesday celebrated the health of two rare Malayan tiger cubs — a male and a female — born there six weeks ago. Zoo officials said that the small size of the female — belonging to the critically endangered subspecies — had been a cause for concern after two underweight cubs … Read more

Zoo in China throws birthday party for celebrity granny panda

Zoo in China throws birthday party for celebrity granny panda

A zoo in China last week threw a centennial birthday party for its celebrity “granny panda” who turned 35, according to state-run Xinua news agency Xinxing, born in 1982, is one of the oldest giant pandas in the world, She is the matriarch of a huge panda family of 90. Her children and grandchildren are … Read more