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Some Monkeys Don’t Monkey Around

(FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) When it comes to fidelity, most mammals don’t fit the bill of the model mate. But then again, most mammals aren’t the Azara’s owl monkey. In a world where 90 percent of mammals have multiple partners and cheating is common among all species, the Azara’s owl monkey bucks the trend by indulging in monogamy. Read on to find out what drives their monogamy. The reason may surprise you. — Global Animal

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Sunder The Elephant Wins His Freedom

(ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) MUMBAI — After engaging in a 21-month-long campaign, PETA and its international affiliates have won the fight to release Sunder the elephant from captivity. On Monday, the Bombay high court passed a judgement in favor of PETA India and ordered the release of the captive elephant, who has been by his handlers at Jyotiba temple in Kolhapur for the past six years. Sunder will be transferred to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Bangalore, where he will finally be able to live a life free of abuse. Read on to find out more about Sunder and his famous supporters. — Global Animal

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Climate Change Crisis Threatens Humans & Wildlife

(CLIMATE CHANGE/ANIMAL WELFARE) All of the extreme weather we’ve been experiencing will not only have a major impact on our lives but wildlife as well. According to a scientific study released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Monday, the effects of climate change are already occurring all over the world and will only get worse if we don’t do something about it. The study warns that climate change will cause rising temperatures and rising sea levels that will affect our food supply—a harsh reality that some animal species, like Alaska’s polar bears, are already experiencing. This is a man-made problem, as the report states, so it’s up to us humans to fix it. Some of IPCC’s recommendations include cleaner energy sources, “greener” cities, and reduced water consumption. Read on to learn more about climate change and the impact it’s already having on some animal species. — Global Animal

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Hunger Games Star Takes Bite Out Of Blood Ivory Trade

(CELEBRITY NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Great news for African elephants, animal advocates and Woody Harrelson. When the Oscar-nominated actor wasn’t hunting down a sadistic serial killer in his HBO hit series True Detective, the Hawaii resident was urging lawmakers in his state to help stop another kind of murderer—elephant poachers. And it looks like they were listening. — Global Animal

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What The Shell? Meet Jonathan, The 182-Year-Old Tortoise

(WILDLIFE/TURTLES) Meet Jonathan the 182-year-old tortoise. A resident on the tiny British island of Saint Helena, he may be the world’s oldest living land creature. Born ten years after the death of Saint Helena’s most famous resident, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jonathan has outlived 38 American administrations, 51 British Prime Ministers, and has been around long enough to witness Haley’s Comet three times. Read on to learn more about the rare Seychelles Giant’s past, present, and future. — Global Animal

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‘Worst Zoo In The World’ Finally Closes Its Doors

(ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) A ‘monstrosity’ of a zoo is finally set to shut down after years of complaints that its animals suffered from maltreatment. According to Mayor Goran Kovavcevic of Split, Croatia, the Split Science Museum and Zoo will close its doors and relocate its animals to different zoos around the country and the rest of Europe following years of efforts by activists and tourist complaints. — Global Animal

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(WILDLIFE/POACHING) In 2013, Nepal successfully stopped all poaching.

Nepal Celebrates A Full Year Without Poaching

(WILDLIFE/POACHING) This month, Nepal celebrates one year without wildlife poaching. Nepal’s success is due to its hard-line on illegal hunting. Poachers face long prison terms and swift justice thanks to authorities’ ability to prosecute on a local level, an uncommon system compared to other countries with poaching problems. In addition, every level of government is working together and efficiently to ensure the safety of Nepal’s wildlife. Saving animals from poaching has also allowed for Nepal’s tiger and rhino populations to grow in recent years. Read the full article below for more on Nepal’s impressive commitment to anti-poaching efforts. — Global Animal

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gives Whale Of A Grant To Save Oceans

(CELEBRITY NEWS/OCEANS) Leonardo DiCaprio proves once again he’s king of the world—especially the oceans. Last month, the Oscar-nominated star hilariously spoofed himself on Saturday Night Live with his The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Johah Hill. Now, through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, he granted $3 million dollars to Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working on behalf of oceans. — Global Animal

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