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Elephant, Elephants, Endangered -

Two Indianapolis Zoo elephants, Kalina and Nyah, last March  both died from a virus known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) that causes fatal hemorrhagic disease in elephants, mainly Asian elephants. The zoo staff had been testing the blood of their elephants twice a week for the virus until May 3 which results shows negative on any of the remaining elephants. Nyah, a 6-year-old female African elephant passed away from the virus on March 19. One week later, an 8-year-old female African elephant at the zoo named Kalina died of the virus. Both were experiencing mild stomach aches and loss of...

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Endangered, Sea turtle, Sea Turtles -

Established in 2012 by the United Nations Environment Programme and with representatives from 132 countries, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released and published a report last May 6, 2019 showing how human activities are massively deteriorating the global biodiversity, threatening about 1 million species of animals and plants. From roughly 15,000 scientific and government studies collected over the past five decades, Robert Watson, the panel’s chair and a professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., warned in a statement “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more...

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