Animals

The little giraffe born with a leg disorder is fitted with an arch support at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The little giraffe born with a leg disorder is fitted with an arch support at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

ESCONDIDO, California – For the past three decades, Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympics to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like no other: a newborn giraffe. The calf was born on February 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north of San Diego, with its forelimb …

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The little giraffe born with a leg disorder is fitted with an arch support at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The little giraffe born with a leg disorder is fitted with an arch support at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

ESCONDIDO, California – For the past three decades, Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympics to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like no other: a newborn giraffe. The calf was born on February 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north of San Diego, with the forelimb …

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Program Helps Congo Families Protect Endangered Gorillas | Science news

By CHRISTINA LARSON, science writer at AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Decades of conservation efforts have stabilized the endangered mountain gorilla population in East Africa. But the number of Grauer’s gorillas – a less hairy animal that lives at lower altitudes – has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting. On Friday, the nonprofit Dian …

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The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals is the highest in decades

The population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals is the highest in decades

HONOLULU (AP) – The endangered Hawaiian monk seal population has surpassed a level not seen in more than two decades, according to federal officials. Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week said the seal population has steadily increased over the past two years. Officials estimated the population grew by over 100 from …

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