Man Shows How Soft a Beluga Whale's Head Is

Beluga Whale Population Needs to be Protected

Footage of a man and a Beluga whale show their close relationship. Although Beluga whales are not officially endangered, there are still several threats to their species.
Rothschild's giraffe

Endangered Subspecies of Giraffe Born in Chester Zoo, Raising Hope For The Future of The Species

The tallest terrestrial animal on the planet, giraffes, occupy the scorching plains of Sub-Saharan Africa. And, despite popular knowledge, "giraffe" is what scientists like to call an umbrella common name, consisting of, at least 9 different subspecies. And while some subspecies are more abundant than the rest, one particular subspecies that is quite endangered has new hope on the horizon. On December 29th, a Rothschild's giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis thornicrofti) calf, named Zahra, was born at the Chester Zoo in England, added some new genetic variation into the small population left in captivity of Rothschild's giraffes.
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