Elephant Baby Boom

"Amboseli National Park in Kenya is experiencing something of an elephant baby boom. The park, which sits at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, has reported the birth of more than 170 calves this year and counting. What's more, two sets of twins were born this year, a rare occurrence according to Amboseli Trust For Elephants, a nonprofit … Continue reading Elephant Baby Boom

Rare Rhino Full of Joy

"A rare Javan rhinoceros has been captured on camera gleefully rolling around in the khaki, tropical waters of a national park, on the westernmost tip of Indonesia’s Java island. The video of the critically endangered Javan rhino, one of only 72 left in the wild, was posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s environment minister, Siti Nurbaya … Continue reading Rare Rhino Full of Joy

Is There a New Baby Panda Due

An ultrasound today revealed that the National Zoo’s resident giant panda, Mei Xiang, could be expecting. A signal of hope emitted from the Smithsonian's National Zoo this morning as caretakers discovered that resident giant panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) may be pregnant. An ultrasound revealed tissues that indicate a baby panda could be growing, though it is too … Continue reading Is There a New Baby Panda Due

Large Blue Butterfly Returns

The biggest reintroduction to date of the large blue has led to the rare butterfly flying on a Cotswold hillside where it has not been seen for 150 years. About 750 butterflies emerged on to Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer after 1,100 larvae were released last autumn following five years of innovative grassland management to create … Continue reading Large Blue Butterfly Returns

Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

"When fire ravaged Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral last year, many presumed that the three colonies of bees living on its sacristy roof had perished. But against all odds, the bees survived the inferno and continued to thrive through the coronavirus lockdown." “There’s nothing wrong with them at all,” reports beekeeper Sibyle Moulin, who looks after some … Continue reading Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

How ‘lockdown birdwatching’ is helping Australia

Birdwatching has boomed during the Covid-19 lockdown in Australia, and it's having an unexpected benefit. Scientists have been using an increase in data on bird identification apps to help with conservation efforts after Australia's devastating bushfires. Read about an exceptional turn around during so much going on. Read the article