In an Indian park, where every rhino life counts toward keeping the species going, a baby is saved in a monsoon.
The terrible news about poachers slaughtering Satao, a wild bull elephant in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park whose tusks nearly touched the ground, got a lot of people asking: isn’t there anyone helping these animals? There is.
12/22/2014 First seen in 2013, a wild dwarf elephant in Sri Lanka, who is only five feet tall at the shoulder, has been sighted again—as pugnacious as ever. By Vicki Croke The world’s first documented wild dwarf elephant, who was seen briefly in 2013 before vanishing again, is alive and well, according to Pruthu Fernando, … Continue reading A Dwarf Elephant With Outsized Attitude
8/24/2015 IFAW-run wildlife rehab center in India develops a kindly curriculum to get orphaned big cats back into the wild. By Vicki Croke Scared, sick, and tiny, the orphaned clouded leopard cub has made it to safety. So far, experts don’t know how he was separated from his mother or who took him from the … Continue reading For Rescued Baby Clouded Leopard, It’s Nursery Then Jungle Camp
4/6/2016 Long considered dead, a great mellow bull reappears at Andrea Turkalo’s study site in the Dzanga Bai. By Vicki Croke Andrea Turkalo, who’s gotten to know some 4,000 forest elephants over the past 20 years, has recently spent months focused on a bit of sad detective work: Through careful observation, she’s been slowly piecing … Continue reading Missing For 9 Years, Ahmed The Elephant Returns
3/24/2016 With just 50 of their kind left, Asiatic cheetahs find an ally in legendary field biologist George Schaller. By Vicki Croke It was a call on a cell phone from a herdsman in Iran saying, “There are some carnivores chasing some gazelles near us!” that tipped off George Schaller. Schaller’s team, including the herdsman’s … Continue reading Saving The Desert Cheetahs Of Iran
10/31/2016 Shot and stolen from the wild, one orphaned orangutan, an emblem of conservation efforts, gets a second chance. By Vicki Croke https://youtu.be/SqM2nU5HYVk He’s proved to be a fighter, more resilient than anyone could have imagined when he was rescued from a shop in West Borneo on June 14. On that very first day, what … Continue reading Didik’s Journey To Orangutan Baby School