Amanda, Woodland Park Zoo's 50-Year-Old gorilla, was humanely euthanized because of serious health decline. Amanda was struggling to finish her meals and became less active. She was also well ahead of the life expectancy of gorillas in the natural range, which is around 30-35 years
The research team from the University of Ribeirao Preto and Federal University of Sao Carlo brought into focus the two species of Cat's Claw and harnessed its alkaloids to produce a more potent weapon against tumors.
Poaching has become a greater threat than previously thought. The study surveyed 30,000 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, and found out that the percentage of the illegally traded animals are 40-60% higher and will continue to rise unless stopped.