News from around the world
When it comes to celebrity scandals, no one is safe — including the poor animals! Here is some of the weirdest, most shocking and saddest celebrity animal scandals from the past year.
Circus Of Horrors
THE shocking extent of animal rights abuses in China’s zoos is laid bare today in a series of pictures that have emerged from the country. The sickening snaps — taken by a Brit visiting the communist state — show bears, monkeys, lions and tigers all being forced to perform circus acts for the watching crowds.
Monkey Business: Eccentric Berlin Zoo Director Under Scrutiny
The Berlin Zoological Garden is a flourishing business. For weeks now, shareholders have been pleased about the rising share price of a company that seems extremely healthy. At the beginning of the year, the zoo's operating assets included 1,059 mammals, 8,454 invertebrates and 770 amphibians. The annual report listed two red giant kangaroos, a night monkey and 14 capybaras as "remarkable breeding successes." What's more, the zoo is considered the world's most diverse in terms of th...
Interesting Facts About Birds
The chicken is the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Many birds kept as pets, including doves, parakeets, and lovebirds, enjoy living in pairs for companionship. The smallest bird egg belongs to the hummingbird and is the size of a pea. The largest bird egg, from which the ostrich hatches, is the size of a cantaloupe. A bird’s eye takes up about 50 percent of its head; our eyes take up about 5 percent of our head. To be comparable to a bird’s eyes,...
Bird Fun Facts
The nest of an Emu can be up to 1.5 metres wide. The Emu can run at speeds up to 45 km/hr. The Albatross has a wing span of up to 14 feet and only needs to land once every couple of years to breed. They can travel hundreds of thousands of miles each flight. The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
Manager, Facilities And Asset Operations
Manager, Facilities and Asset Operations required at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Applications close: Monday, June 10, 2013 An exciting opportunity exists at Taronga Western Plains Zoo for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Manager, Facilities and Asset Operations. Do you have demonstrated experience managing a trade related team? Proven experience in the coordination and management of maintenance and construction activities across multiple t...
Head Keeper Vacancy At Flamingo Land Zoo
Closing date: 10th June 2013 Flamingo Land zoological department is looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Head Keeper to join our team. Flamingo Land is one of the leading tourist attractions in the UK, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors each year. The zoo is in an exciting phase of development that has recently seen the creation of a number of themed zoogeographic areas and the development of the education, conservation and research departments. The position...
Lecturer/senior Lecturer In Animal Science
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Animal Science Post Ref No: S1111 College of Arts and Science School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Salary: £30,242 - £44,607 Grade: H/I Campus: Brackenhurst This is a fixed term post for 2 years. An exciting opportunity for a Lecturer has arisen within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at our Brackenhurst campus. The School is located in a 200-hectare estate near the attractive Minst...
The Eco Design Initiative
Biodegradable Products, Eco-friendly Compostable
The Ethical Eco Baby: Sustainable Diaper Choices
Save Our Monkeys - Mauritius Exports Up To 10,000 Monkeys A Year To Labs
Locally-brewed Eco Atlas
EVER been to a restaurant or hotel and wondered what happens behind the scenes? Are your breakfast eggs free-range, or is that special bottle of red wine going to be recycled when you leave? A progressive new concept in conscious consumerism, born in the heartland of Plettenberg Bay. Eco Atlas is an innovative online guide which puts the power of choice in your hands. Pioneering here on the Garden Route and growing nationally, it enables you to make informed decisions about where t...
Eco Atlas - Support Those Who Walk The Talk
PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - "If you want to change the world, start with your wallet and change the places you visit and support. We so often underestimate our power as consumers, but we are in fact extremely powerful," said Rhian Berning, Plettenberg Bay resident and founder of Eco Atlas.
Safari Guide Africa
Safari Guide Africa is part of the Travel for Life Group. Our headquarters are in Cape Town, South Africa. Travel for Life and Safari Guide Africa are fully independent and are dedicated to creating world-class trips to Africa, by tailor-making every vacation to maximize our guest’s experience. Travel for Life has been operating since 2007 and we are fully bonded by the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA). Safari Guide Africa is able to help you with your entire Afric...
Nordic & Baltic Roadshow 2013
SW Africa has announced that its Nordic & Baltic Roadshow, an event featuring Southern and East Africa travel trade workshops in five cities in the Northern European and Baltic regions, will take place from October 28-November 1. Henk Graaff, Managing Director SW Africa, said five cities would be covered and all arrangements would be done by the company on behalf of participants. He said the event would be held after hours, at around 17h30, which would ensure a good turnout. The form...
Fair Trade Tourism Reveals New Brand And Strategic Intentions
South Africa's leading responsible tourism NGO, Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA), is changing its name to Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) in order to signal the intention of becoming a regional responsible tourism certification programme. In parallel with the re-naming, FTT is also unveiling its new brand which has been updated to represent the contemporary and streamlined approach to responsible tourism certification.
Dhl Reveals Strangest Delivery Requests In Africa
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, April, 2013/ -- In today’s competitive global environment, the use of logistics companies to courier items between countries within set time parameters is becoming increasingly necessary. Throughout Africa, the capabilities of logistics companies have also evolved exponentially over the past 20 years and it is today increasingly common to see ‘packages’ such as live animals, specially prepared food or lifesaving medicines being transported across the co...