Photos of endangered animals raise funding for relief projects

Good News Notes:”  The cheetah is the world’s most endangered large cat. There are only 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, mainly in Africa. Outside of Africa, once cheetahs were prevalent throughout many countries in Asia, they are now only found in Iran, where their numbers have dwindled to around 50. In India, the cheetah…

This Photographer Is Working To Document Species Before They Go Extinct

Good News Notes: “Joel Sartore, a photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has worked with National Geographic for over 30 years, and has led the Photo Ark for the past 15. The mission of the Photo Ark is to document the 15,000 species that are in captivity, many of which are on the edge of extinction. Sartore…

Patter of tiny paws: Giant panda gives birth at Dutch zoo

 Good News Notes: “A giant panda loaned by China to a Dutch zoo as part of a breeding pair has given birth to a cub, the zoo announced Saturday. The mother, Wu Wen, and her cub ‘are staying in the maternity den and are doing well,’ Ouwehands Zoo said in a statement. The zoo said…

Deep sea expedition uncovers 30 new species, plus longest-known animal

Good News Notes: “The expedition was conducted by scientists from the Western Australian Museum, Curtin University, Geoscience Australia, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Schmidt Ocean Institute. Over the course of 20 dives and 180 hours, the team explored the Ningaloo Canyons in the Indian Ocean down to depths of 4,500 m (14,765 ft). Using a…

Chester Zoo targets mobile gamers to promote conservation of endangered species

Good News Notes: “Chester Zoo launches new augmented reality mobile game that transforms players’ worlds into a jungle – enabling them to experience what it’s like to track real apes and carry out conservation challenges, all from their smartphones. Players join a team of wildlife scientists and help them protect the last wild spaces on…

Lucky, the San Antonio Zoo’s oldest elephant, celebrates her 60th birthday

 Good News Notes: “Sunday is one lucky elephant’s birthday and she received a celebration almost as big as she is. Lucky, an Asian elephant at the San Antonio Zoo, turned 60 on Sunday, reaching an age more than a decade older than her species’ average life expectancy. View the whole story here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/us/san-antonio-zoo-lucky-elephant-trnd/index.html