"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
Questions? Email me, Ronak Sathyanarayana, at ronaks@goanimals.org.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Poaching in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in South Africa, is home to many protected animals including elephants. A case of elephants poaching hasn't popped up in almost a decade. Kruger has already been dealing with rhino killings, and now they have to deal with a big elephant poaching case. Elephants, usually the males, are poached for their ivory in their tusk. On Thursday, rangers found a dead bull elephant on the ground missing its tusks. But along with the elephant killings, in 5 months, 245 rhinos have been killed fro their horns. Poaching has become a much bigger deal because of the amount of animals they are now killing. Elephants are one of the animals that needs to be protected, and we have to do anything we can stop the threat of poaching.

New Species of Catfish Discovered

In the Yomgo River, located in Northern India, Zoologists found a new species of Catfish. The genus of which the fish belongs to only holds two species. Very little is known about the new Creteuchiloglanis payjab.