Tuesday, 1 May 2012 By: Jenny Vu

In the News - April 2012

 Good News
Well I have some interesting stories for you today. :)
A few new and thought to be extinct species have been discovered. And some rare baby animals have come out to play.

The Bururi Long-fingered frog has been rediscovered in Africa after 62 years. Read more about their discovery here.
Source: news.nationalgeographic.com

 In the Philippine island of Palawan, a species of purple crab has been discovered. This little guy, named Insulamon palawanense, is one of four new species in the Insulamon genus described in a recent study. Read more here.
Source: news.nationalgeographic.com
Seaworld Orlando has started taking care of an orphaned Sandhill Crane Chick.
Source: www.zooborns.com
 However, at an estimated 3-4 days old at the time it was brought into SeaWorld’s care, it was simply too young to survive on its own. The chick was then paired with a rescued adult crane, in order to learn the specific crane behaviors essential for life in the wild.
Source: www.zooborns.com
Source: www.zooborns.com
 Read more about the chick here.

Zoo Brno in the Czech Republic recently gave its 6 young Red Coati cubs a routine vet check.
Source: www.zooborns.com
Source: www.zooborns.com
 The cubs received vaccinations and tiny microchips to identify them. The litter of young Coatis includes 4 males and 2 females. These South American members of the Raccoon family, known also as Brazilian Aardvarks, are active both day and night and prefer to sleep in elevated treetop nests.
Source: www.zooborns.com
 Read more about these cubs here.

Enjoy :)


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