CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

World Aug 27, 2019

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after a final vote on the issue on Tuesday. Following a heated debate at a meeting of parties to the Convention on International Trade ...

Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69

National Jan 16, 2019

Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69

Johnny, Japan's oldest chimpanzee, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in Kobe said Tuesday. The African-born male chimp had seen his appetite diminish since around September and he had been staying inside his sleeping chamber since 2017 due to age-related health ...

Life of a panda breeder in Japan is no walk in the park

National Jan 8, 2019

Life of a panda breeder in Japan is no walk in the park

by Ayano Shimizu

Despite the workload and responsibility, being a giant panda breeder at a zoo is something 37-year-old Kimiyo Shintani takes great pride in. Shintani's day centers around six giant pandas, including a 4-month-old female cub, kept at the Adventure World amusement park in the small resort ...

China and Japan set to agree on panda lease during Abe's visit

National Oct 20, 2018

China and Japan set to agree on panda lease during Abe's visit

China and Japan are expected to reach a broad agreement on panda leasing during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Beijing next week, bilateral sources said Friday. The agreement would come amid a marked improvement in Sino-Japanese relations. This year marks the 40th anniversary of ...