Posts from the ‘The Wildlife Society’ category

Death of Rare Rhino Sign of the Times

The number of northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) left in the world now stands at six following the death of Suni, one of the subspecies’ last two breeding males. Park rangers at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy found the rhino in his enclosure on October 17.

Hemorrhagic Virus Threatens Spain’s Amphibians

The world’s amphibians cannot catch a break. Climate change, habitat loss, and the spread of chytrid fungus already contribute to declining populations. Now, a deadly virus is ravaging Spain’s toads and newts, and may spread to other amphibian species across a wide geographic range, according to a study published last week in Current Biology.