IUCN Species of the Day: Panay Monitor Lizard

  Photo credit: Tim Laman   The Panay Monitor Lizard, Varanus mabitang, is listed as ‘ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This recently described monitor lizard is endemic to the island of Panay in the Philippines. A Continue Reading

Bushmeat Diseases Now Entering New York

Officials in New York have identified two strains of simian foamy virus in wildlife imported as food — known as “bushmeat” — from three primate species: two mangabey monkeys and a chimpanzee, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). All Continue Reading

Tanzania: Tale of Momella’s Giraffes Without Tails

A strange observation has been noted at Momella: Many of the park’s giraffes are either missing their tails or these appendages have been snipped off, leaving severed stumps in their places. Even stranger, the problem is said to be caused Continue Reading