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Earth Our Home Too : Tapirs

A tapir is a large herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short,prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeastern Asia. The five extant species of tapirs are the Brazilian tapir, the Malayan tapir, the Baird’s tapir, the kabomani tapir, and the mountain tapir. The four species that have been evaluated…

A Letter to Mighty Raju – An Elephant rescued after 50 yrs

I am writing this letter to this rescued, humble Elephant called Raju, who suffered 50 years of brutality in spiked chains 24 hours a day. I write this with sincere thanks to Wildlife SOS, who are the real heroes who rescued Raju. Dear Mighty Raju,  I could feel your tears. I could feel somehow happiness, at least now you are free, I…

WHA: Healthy Giraffe Killed at Zoo! Insane! Isn't it?

What Happens Around: A healthy male giraffe was euthanized because its genes didn’t add to the diversity of the zoo population On Sunday morning, shortly after a last meal of his favorite rye bread, an otherwise healthy 18-month-old male giraffe named Marius was killed with a slaughterhouse bolt gun at the Copenhagen Zoo. Afterward, zoo officials performed a three-hour-long demonstration of how to butcher…

Earth our Home too : White Tigers' Myth

Contrary to popular belief, white tigers are merely a genetic color mutation of the Bengal tiger, and do not constitute a separate species. At this time, populations of Bengal tigers are estimated to be between 1,300 and 1,500. But according to zoologists, there is only a 1 in 10,000 chance that a Bengal tiger will be born with the white…

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