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African wildlife at Philippine reserve hurt in typhoon: aid group

Giraffes and zebras were badly injured and left with almost no food when a deadly typhoon struck a Philippine island reserve for African wildlife, an international animal welfare group said Wednesday. Super Typhoon Haiyan felled many trees at the Calauit reserve when it raked across the central islands nearly five weeks ago, injuring some of its animals, said Birgit Leber of Vienna-based Four Paws International.

African wildlife at Philippine reserve hurt in typhoon: aid group

Giraffes and zebras were badly injured and left with almost no food when a deadly typhoon struck an Philippine island reserve for African wildlife, an international animal welfare group said Wednesday. Super Typhoon Haiyan felled many trees at the Calauit reserve when it raked across the central islands nearly five weeks ago, injuring some of its animals, said Birgit Leber of Vienna-based Four Paws International.

Football: CECAFA Cup results

CECAFA Challenge Cup results Sunday and standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goal for, goals against, points): Group B At Nairobi Somalia 0 Tanzania 1 (Athuman Chanongo 58) Burundi 0 Zambia 1 (Festus Mbewe 65) Standings: Tanzania 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 Zambia 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 Burundi 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 Somalia 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 Group C playing at Nairobi on Monday: Sudan v Rwanda 1100 GMT Eritrea v Uganda (holders) 1300 GMT

Football: CECAFA Cup results

CECAFA Challenge Cup results Saturday and standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goal for, goals against, points): Group A Ethiopia 3 (Asfaw 5, Bargicho 37, Kebede 86) Zanzibar 1 (Juma 68) South Sudan 1 (Lado 26) Kenya 3 (Atudo 16, Keli 29, Owino 78) Standings: Ethiopia 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 Kenya 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 Zanzibar 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 South Sudan 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 Played on Wednesday Group A At Nairobi Kenya 0 Ethiopia 0

Poachers kill Kenyan rhino in brazen attack

Poachers slaughtered a rhino in one of Kenya's best guarded wildlife parks, officials said Tuesday, in a brazen attack highlighting the risks gunmen are taking during a surge of killings. "Poachers infiltrated Lewa's borders during the full moon on November 17 and killed Meluaya," a 17-year-old black rhino suspected to have been heavily pregnant and with a two-year-old calf, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy said in a statement. "Both horns were removed and the poachers got away with them."

Texas hunters to sell permit to kill rare black rhino

A Texas hunting club wants to auction off a permit to kill an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia in order to help save the species, US officials told AFP Friday. "The Dallas Safari Club is getting a permit from the Namibian government and auctioning that hunting permit for a black rhino," Tim Van Norman, chief of the branch of permits at the US Fish and Wildlife Service told AFP.

Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

A Texas hunting club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia. "First and foremost, this is about saving the black rhino," said Ben Carter, executive director of the Dallas Safari Club, which is hosting the auction early next year. Black rhinos are internationally considered an endangered species and the World Wildlife Fund says about 4,800 are alive in the African wild.

Over 100 rhinos poached in South Africa in past month

Poachers have killed more than 100 rhinos in South Africa over the past four weeks, pushing the death toll so far this year towards 800, official figures showed Friday. "The number of rhinos poached for their horns in South Africa since January 2013 has increased to 790," the environment ministry said in a statement. Killings have surged in recent years to feed black market demand in Asia for their horns. In 2007 there were only 13 reported incidents.

Kenya to microchip all rhinos' horns to beat poachers

Kenya will place microchips in the horn of every rhino in the country in a bid to stamp out a surge in poaching the threatened animals, wildlife officials said Wednesday. "Poachers are getting more sophisticated in their approach," Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), told AFP. "So it is vital that conservation efforts also follow and embrace the use of more sophisticated technology to counter the killing of wildlife."

Stray hyena cub gives Johannesburgers a scare

South African animal welfare officers captured a hyena cub on Thursday that had been roaming the northern Johannesburg suburbs creating panic. The animal had been spotted running around several leafy suburbs, before it was cornered and darted by veterinarians from the Johannesburg Zoo, where it has been transferred. It was not clear where the young brown hyena had escaped from, and how long she had been on the loose. A supervisor from the zoo, Cherene Williams estimated the female hyena was around six months old and said it may have wandered away from its mother.
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