Endangered rhino dies at California zoo, three remain worldwide

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

And Then There Were Three. Northern White Rhinos, That Is..

A 41-year-old northern white rhino has died at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, leaving just three members of the critically endangered species alive worldwide, zoo officials said.

“Nola, who lived here since 1989, was under veterinary care for a bacterial infection, as well as age-related health issues,” it said in a Facebook post.The terror attacks in Paris sparked a heated debate on the U.S. policy for taking in Syrian refugees — and the House on Thursday passed a bill to pause plans to bring in thousands fleeing the war-torn country over the next year. The death leaves three northern white rhinos remaining on the planet — the two females and one male all live at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya under 24-hour armed supervision against poachers.

The lawmakers (242 Republicans and 47 Democrats) who pushed the bill argued that welcoming refugees comes with too much risk that terrorists will sneak across the borders. Keepers had been watching Nola around-the-clock since earlier this week when they noticed she began showing signs of a reduced appetite and activity level. According to an Ellis Island Record obtained by the New York Times in 2009, Selim Hosni – Seinfeld’s maternal grandfather – arrived in 1909 from Aleppo, Syria, aboard the S.S. In the last 24 hours Nola’s condition worsened significantly and the animal care team at the Safari Park were maintaining her on intensified treatment efforts.

If the reproductive technologies are effective, they could be applied to other rhino species, including the Sumatran and Javan rhinos — both also critically endangered. Jobs would meet his mother and biological sister later in life, but never formally met his father, according to the “Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson. Conservation officials recently announced a plan to bring this species back from the brink, using in vitro fertilization and surrogate Southern White Rhinos.

The actor most famous for winning the Academy Award for best actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in the 1984 film “Amadeus” has a father who emigrated from Syria during the 1920s. Brandon Saad is a 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pa., who plays left wing for the Columbus Blue Jackets and played for the 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. With no known technique for harvesting eggs from living rhinos, the plan necessarily involved the death of a female, followed by quick action from whatever you call a person who harvests eggs from a dead rhino.

In a story published by the United Arab Emirates government-owned newspaper “The National,” Brandon spoke about his father’s relationship with relatives back in Syria. But her condition began rapidly deteriorating on Saturday, and the decision was made to euthanize her. “It sounds corny, but with her, every day is a blessing,” lead keeper Jane Kennedy said last month, when she and her fellow Safari Park staff members were keeping an eye on Nola’s condition. “I would call her a symbol of our purpose.

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