Animals and Plants

  • CubanReporterNet Logo Marine Zoo Forced to Close Says It May Have to Euthanize Hundreds of Animals If Not Rehomed - A marine zoo in the United Kingdom forced to close amidst the pandemic admits that its staff may need to destroy hundreds of animals if they cannot be appropriately rehomed. Living Coasts zoo in the town of Torquay in Devon, southwest England, closed its doors to visitors permanently, citing huge financial losses since the nation’s lockdown measures were implemented. The facility is home to hundreds of marine animals including African penguins, macaroni penguins, South American fur seals, and numerous species of sea birds. Wild Planet Trust, the zoo’s governing body, explained in a Q&A segment on the Living Coasts website that staff may have to consider euthanasia if suitable shelters cannot be found for the animals rendered homeless by the site’s permanent closure. (Illustration – Megan Baldeshwiler/Shutterstock)“In the unlikely event that we cannot find housing that suits their needs, we may need to the make the difficult decision to euthanise,” the… ... [Read more...]
  • Northern Territory on Alert for Rabies Outbreak - The Australian government has warned the Northern Territory and the Torres Strait communities that they are at risk of a rabies outbreak. Currently, Australia and Antarctica are the only continents free of the land-based rabies virus. A study completed by… ... [Read more...]

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