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Wildlife Protection: Hippopotamuses of Swaziland

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February 4, 2013
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Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects aim to move wild hippos to protected areas, for example in Swaziland's national parks. Researchers and animal keepers are getting help from Theo Pagel, the director of the Cologne Zoo. The zoologist contributes his scientific know-how to the collaboration - expertise that he has also demonstrated in designing a new enclosure for the zoo for hippos and other animals. Our report takes us to Cologne and Swaziland.


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Wildlife Protection: The Hippopotamuses of Swaziland

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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) — Hippopotamuses still live in central and southern Africa, but they are under threat there. Farming is destroying the habitat of these huge, semi-aquatic animals. Now wildlife conservation projects aim to move wild hippos to protected areas, for example in Swaziland's national parks. Researchers and animal keepers are getting help from Theo Pagel, the director of the Cologne Zoo. The zoologist contributes his scientific know-how to the collaboration - expertise that he has also demonstrated in designing a new enclosure for the zoo for hippos and other animals. Our report takes us to Cologne and Swaziland.
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Rare Florida Panther Released Into the Wild

Rare Florida Panther Released Into the Wild

AP (Apr. 3, 2013) — An endangered Florida panther rescued as a kitten and raised in captivity has made a rare run back into the wild. The state's wildlife agency released the panther into a wildlife management area in the Florida Everglades.
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RAW VIDEO: Bears Frolic When No One Is Looking

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AP (Aug. 1, 2013) — Officials in Alberta, Canada stationed a remote wildlife camera in Kananaskis Country, a park visited by millions each year. The camera captured bears rubbing a tree, which wildlife experts say is a way of communicating with other animals.
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Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

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AFP (Oct. 12, 2013) — A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in Amboseli National Park to establish the landscape's wildlife population, trends and distribution.
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