Zurich Zoo's ultra-modern elephant enclosure seeks to emulate conditions in the wild. The complex is relatively large and the elephants have to go looking for their food. But are the conditions sufficient to meet the elephants’ needs?
A couple of thousand tigers — many owned as pets — live in Texas. That gives the US state the second-largest population of the endangered species in the world, after India. It's a major challenge for tiger conservation.
India's southern state of Kerala has had a long tradition of using elephants for religious celebrations and parades. The pomp, however, belies the cruel conditions under which these gentle giants live.
The court heard that the Romanian nationals had killed the goat out of hunger after their employer withheld their wages. The judge said the men had no good reason for killing the goat who lived at a Berlin petting zoo.
A dilapidated truck and trailer with two elephants and two horses on board has been stopped by police in Austria. The German driver was taking his cargo on a 1,000-kilometer trip to Budapest.
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