Rhinocerosā€™s in South Africa: A grim 2012

(Nearly 2 months since my last post SORRY , I am going to blame it on Christmas šŸ˜‰ ) South Africa is very well known for its Rhinoceros populations and it is no wonder given it is home to over Ā¾ of the worlds Rhinoceros. The five main species alive today are the White, Black,Continue reading “Rhinocerosā€™s in South Africa: A grim 2012”

Spotlight: The Red Panda

Well this little guy hardly needs much of an introduction being a very popular feature in many zooā€™s across the world. Unfortunately the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is currently listed as ā€œvulnerableā€ on the IUCN Red list. This means that we need to take extra care in conserving the Red Panda in its small pocketsContinue reading “Spotlight: The Red Panda”

Spotlight: Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)

This species of Gorilla can be dived into two subspecies: The Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and the Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli). The Western Lowland gorilla being the most common (As common as this critically endangered species can be) with over 90,000 estimated in the wild and is found in several locationsContinue reading “Spotlight: Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)”