Rhino at Tokyo zoo suspected of killing zookeeper

National Aug 26, 2019

Rhino at Tokyo zoo suspected of killing zookeeper

Police investigating the death of a Tama Zoological Park zookeeper, in the city of Hino in western Tokyo, suspect the man may have been killed by a rhinoceros under his care. The incident occurred Sunday morning, and was reported to the Metropolitan Police Department's Hino ...

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2019

International giraffe trade to be regulated for the first time

Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their skins and other parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International ...

'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

World / Science & Health Aug 18, 2019

'Superfilter' mussels may help beat water pollution

Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution. The mussel is the vacuum cleaner of the sea, taking in phytoplankton for nourishment along with microplastics, pesticides and ...