Zoology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23674/all en Poachers kill 11 elephants in worst Kenyan attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/poachers-kill-11-elephants-worst-kenyan-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Asian demand surging for ivory ornaments</p> <p>* Patrols hunting for 10-strong gang</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Poachers killed a family of 11<br /> elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on<br /> record in Kenya, wildlife officials said on Monday.</p> <p>A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks<br /> in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said - the<br /> latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory<br /> jewellery and ornaments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/poachers-kill-11-elephants-worst-kenyan-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Elephant Elephant hunting in Kenya Elephants Ivory Ivory trade Person Career Poaching Quotation Tsavo East National Park Tsavo National Park Tsavo River Tusk Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731424 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in<br /> deep ocean</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobcat CDATA Company Location Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Fantasy Giant squid Kraken Kraken in popular culture Person Attributes Quotation Social Issues Squid Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731536 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Man avoids jail time in $10 million caviar smuggling caper</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who evaded authorities for 23<br /> years on charges he unlawfully imported more than $10 million<br /> worth of caviar into the United States was spared jail time at<br /> his sentencing on Monday. Instead, a judge in U.S. District<br /> Court in Manhattan imposed a punishment of time already served<br /> on Isidoro "Mario" Garbarino, 69, who has been in custody since<br /> September 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bobcat Brookfield, Massachusetts Caviar CDATA Company Location Fauna of the United States Mundell Person Attributes Quotation Western United States XML Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731547 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-odd-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Kraken in popular culture Social Issues Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731853 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Kraken in popular culture Social Issues Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731964 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>The Kraken wakes: first images of giant squid filmed in deep ocean</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dungeons & Dragons Entertainment Kraken in popular culture Social Issues Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732099 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of Antarctic reindeer face cull http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/thousands-antarctic-reindeer-face-cull <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Herders to slaughter 3,000 reindeer on South Georgia</p> <p>* Reindeer are part of a global problem of invasive species</p> <p>* They pose threat to native plants and penguins</p> <p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle</p> <p>OSLO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - About 3,000 reindeer on an island near Antarctica are to be slaughtered to stop damage to the environment by the descendants of a tiny herd introduced a century ago for food by Norwegian whale hunters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/thousands-antarctic-reindeer-face-cull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deer Disaster Reindeer Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732121 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida python hunting contest draws hundreds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/florida-python-hunting-contest-draws-hundreds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Month-long event features top prize of $1,500</p> <p>* About 500 contestants registered so far</p> <p>* Swamp itself may pose biggest challenge for amateur hunters</p> <p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Fla., Jan 9 (Reuters) - A python hunting competition starting on Saturday is drawing hundreds of amateurs armed with clubs, machetes and guns to the Florida Everglades, where captured Burmese pythons have exceeded the length of minivans and weighed as much as grown men.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/florida-python-hunting-contest-draws-hundreds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fauna of Asia Herpetology Social Issues Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732421 at http://www.globalpost.com Killer whales trapped in Canadian sea ice, community seeks help http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/killer-whales-trapped-canadian-sea-ice-community-seeks-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Several killer whales are trapped and at times panicking in the sea ice of Hudson Bay, and a local mayor is calling on the Canadian government to send an icebreaker to save them.</p> <p>The whales are taking turns breathing through a hole in the ice about the size of a pickup truck in the frigid waters near the remote Inuit community of Inukjuak, Quebec.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/killer-whales-trapped-canadian-sea-ice-community-seeks-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Megafauna Oceanic dolphins Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732438 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia bans hunting of endangered lions, leopards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/zambia-bans-hunting-endangered-lions-leopards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Mfula</p> <p>LUSAKA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Zambia has banned the hunting of lions and other endangered wild cats such as leopards because it sees more value in game viewing tourism than blood sport, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.</p> <p>Sylvia Masebo told Reuters big cat numbers were also too low to have a sustainable hunting industry.</p> <p>"Tourists come to Zambia to see the lion and if we lose the lion we will be killing our tourism industry," Masebo said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/zambia-bans-hunting-endangered-lions-leopards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Political geography Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732542 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare Panda cub makes public debut at San Diego Zoo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rare-panda-cub-makes-public-debut-at-san-diego-zoo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marty Graham</p> <p>SAN DIEGO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Xiao Liwu, the newest surviving giant panda born in captivity in the United States, made his public debut on Thursday at the San Diego Zoo by shunning the media but shining for the public.</p> <p>During an hour-long, pre-opening introduction to the media and zoo volunteers, the 6-month-old, 16-pound male cub rolled in mud and hay, ignoring visitors, then climbed into a moat at the edge of the enclosure and fell asleep on his face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rare-panda-cub-makes-public-debut-at-san-diego-zoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Conservation Xiao Liwu Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732870 at http://www.globalpost.com Worried Russian region targets wolves in big three-month hunt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/worried-russian-region-targets-wolves-big-three-month-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sakha Republic starts wolf hunt over reindeer attacks</p> <p>* State to help hunters with fuel, financial rewards</p> <p>* Lower hare population driving attacks on reindeer</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 15 (Reuters) - It's open season on wolves across a wide swathe of Siberia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/worried-russian-region-targets-wolves-big-three-month-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Eurasia Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734802 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya police find record haul of smuggled ivory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/kenya-police-find-record-haul-smuggled-ivory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Akwiri</p> <p>MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Police in Kenya have seized two tonnes of ivory worth 100 million shillings ($1.15 million), the biggest haul on record in the east African country, officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"This is a big catch, the biggest ever single seizure of ivory at the port of Mombasa," said Kiberenge Seroney, the port's police officer in charge of criminal investigations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/kenya-police-find-record-haul-smuggled-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ivory Zoology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735016 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola kickstarts Arctic campaign with WWF donation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/coca-cola-kickstarts-arctic-campaign-wwf-donation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Europe-wide campaign to help protect polar bears</p> <p>* Arctic summer ice thawed to record low last year</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola will give 3 million euros ($4 million) to conservation group WWF over the next three years to help kickstart a campaign to protect the Arctic from the impacts of global warming, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/coca-cola-kickstarts-arctic-campaign-wwf-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Extreme points of Earth Physical geography Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735662 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Hundreds of animals removed from Ohio man's house http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hundreds-animals-removed-ohio-mans-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects the number of animals in paragraphs 3, 4)</p> <p>By Kim Palmer</p> <p>CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons, chickens and rabbits from an Ohio man's reeking house this week.</p> <p>Most of the animals are expected to survive including some that were sick, Sheila Marquis, an officer with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Ohio, told Reuters on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/hundreds-animals-removed-ohio-mans-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights Animal welfare Columbiformes Domestic pigeons Ohio Social Issues Zoology Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736725 at http://www.globalpost.com