Zookeeper helps pad the rhino digs

Nov 19, 2013

Zookeeper helps pad the rhino digs

by Hisashi Sasaki

To help save the rhino from extinction, a young keeper at Kanazawa Zoo is striving to make the captive environment for the mammals as close to what their natural habitat in the wild would be. “I hope visitors to our zoo will sense the ...

Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

Nov 13, 2013

Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

The Okayama Prefectural Nature Conservation Center in the town of Wake, known for having the nation’s largest population of Japanese cranes, has been wrestling with overcrowded breeding facilities as the birds age. Officials say that the unexpected longevity of the Japanese cranes, also known ...