Arkive’s Week in Review — Wildlife News
ICYMI: Arkive has compiled some of the biggest and most interesting headlines from this week.
Article originally published on Friday, Apr 10, 2015
Elephant mother and calf reunite after 3 years apart
MeBai, a female Asian elephant, was just three years old when she was separated from her mother to enter the tourism industry. Three years later, however, MeBai has been reunited with her mother Mae Yui, with plans to rehabilitate and release them into the wild.
Article originally published on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
Cat-eating Nile lizards targeted in Florida
Florida state wildlife officials have said that Nile monitors can be dangerous to pets and people. Officials are asking residents to report any sightings. Nile monitors join the Burmese python and lionfish as invasive species residing in Florida.
Article originally published on Sunday, Apr 12, 2015
The last male northern white rhino must now be kept under armed guard 24/7
Sudan, the last remaining male northern white rhino, is being cared for at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya along with two females. Including two other females in captivity, there now remains only 5 individuals of this white rhinoceros subspecies.
Article originally published on Monday, Apr 13, 2015
Hope for world’s zaniest fish
Researchers discovered that smalltooth sawfish spend most of their time in a subtropical Florida bay near the coast. The next step involves understanding the behavior the sawfish exhibit in this environment.
Article originally published on Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Rare Omura’s whale washes up in Australia
This is only the second sighting of an Omura’s whale in Australia, and one of the few sightings globally. There is no population estimate for this species and little is known about its ecology or reproductive biology. This species is often incorrectly identified as a fin whale.
Article originally published on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
Iowa State anthropologist finds female chimps more likely to use tools when hunting
At a research site in Fongoli, Senegal it appears that female chimpanzees are more likely to use tools to hunt, but only at this site. The underlying reason seems to be that dominant males allow females and low-ranking males to keep their prey as opposed to taking it from them as is observed in other sites.
Article originally published on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
100 volunteers fail to rescue a beached whale shark after hours of struggling
On Monday, a whale shark washed up on a beach in Ecuador. Volunteers attempted to return the whale to the water, but were unsuccessful. Whale sharks are currently listed as vulnerable and are known for being quite docile.
Enjoy your weekend!
William Lazaro, Arkive Social Media Intern, Wildscreen USA