Tails From The Zoo

Animal News from Around the World December 19, 2009

Capybara enjoy a traditional Japanese hot bath:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/vp/34380383#34380383

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Extinctions on the rise in the Galapagos: fishing and global warming devastating islands’ species

“If marine species are going extinct in one of the most famous, and most cherished World Heritage Sites, what is happening in the rest of the world that has been so little studied?” asks report coauthor Scott Henderson, Conservation International’s Regional Marine Conservation Director in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1203-hance_galapagos.html

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Rhino Poaching Surges in Asia, Africa

ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2009) — Rhino poaching worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report by TRAFFIC and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201182626.htm

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When baboon troops go to war: (video contain disturbing images for some people)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8400000/8400019.stm

“Baboons are one of the most aggressive primates out there”

Miss Rosie Thomas, BBC Life production team member

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