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World's leading zoo association accused of overlooking horrific cruelty

Zoos belonging to World Association of Zoos and Aquariums filmed allowing shocking mistreatment of elephants, dolphins, lions, bears, penguins and whales<p>Dozens of examples of harrowing cruelty towards animals in zoos have been overlooked by the world’s top zoo organisation, animal welfare groups …

Sri Lanka

National Geographic Travel

Inside Hong Kong's lawless 'walled city' — the most crowded place on Earth for 40 years

Slightly north of Hong Kong Island there once stood one of the most densely populated places on earth.<p>From the 1950s until 1994, over 33,000 people lived and worked in Kowloon Walled City, a massive complex of 300 interconnected buildings that took up a city block.<p>Caught between China and the …

Hong Kong

Pitcairn marine reserve is an incredible win for the oceans

UK’s promise to create world’s largest continuous marine reserve shows those in power can really get things done when it comes to ocean conservation<p>Amidst the flurry of growth statistics and tax announcements in the budget, you might have missed the most important story of all. Buried in the small …


Denmark Muslims and Jews slam halal slaughter ban

<b>World Bulletin / News Desk</b><p>Denmark passed a new law forbidding animal slaughter of live or non-anesthetized animals, frustrating Muslims and Jews in …

This Tortoise Will Have A Happier Life, Thanks To Her New 3D-Printed Shell

Things are looking up for Cleopatra: The leopard tortoise now has a 3D-printed prosthesis to protect her deformed shell from further injury by other tortoises.<p>(Photo: Gary Stefanski)<p>Cleopatra suffers from what is known as "pyramiding" or "peaking." That means that rather than growing smoothly, her …

3D Printing