NEWSWORTHY

Aug 12, 2018

Chinese tourist is killed in hippo attack at Kenya lake

Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo while taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. The Kenya Wildlife Service said in a statement Sunday that another Chinese tourist was injured in the ...

Giant tortoise on the run no more

Aug 16, 2017

Giant tortoise on the run no more

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Two weeks after going on the lam, a giant tortoise that went missing from a zoo in Okayama Prefecture has been found safe and sound in bushes about 140 meters away from the spot where she made her getaway. The man and his teenage son, ...

Oldest tiger in Japan dies at 22 years old

Feb 16, 2015

Oldest tiger in Japan dies at 22 years old

The nation's oldest captive tiger has died of natural causes at an animal park at the age of 22, or equivalent to more than 90 human years, a park official said. The female tiger, who was called "Meru," was born in May 1992 at the ...

In rare sight, Steller sea lion basks on Chiba beach

Nov 4, 2014

In rare sight, Steller sea lion basks on Chiba beach

Crowds flocked Tuesday to a beach in Sanmu, Chiba Prefecture, for an unusual sight: a sea lion several hundred kilometers from its usual waters. The Steller sea lion lumbered ashore at Kujukuri Beach after several of the animals were spotted in the area over the ...