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Russian officials agree to free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials agree to  free 'whale jail' animalsRussian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orca and beluga whales from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates. Nearly 100 whales captured for sale to aquariums have been kept in small pens for months in what the media has nicknamed a “whale jail” in the Russian Far East, as the campaign to release them gathered strength and went global. Kremlin-backed Far Eastern governor Oleg Kozhemyako on Monday announced that he has “made a decision to free the animals into the wild,” after meeting noted environmentalists and campaigners Jean-Michel Cousteau and Charles Vinick who visited the facility last week.



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Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zoo

Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zooFive lions, five monkeys, four ostriches, three peacocks, two wolves and a hyena departed Gaza for Jordan on Sunday, after being rescued from a Gaza zoo where many animals died of starvation and lack of care. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zoo

Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zooFathy Jomaa, owner of the zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza, blamed bad economic conditions and a decade of Israeli-led blockade on the narrow coastal enclave for leaving him unable to properly feed and care for his animals. Jomaa had come under intense criticism by animal care groups after a series of recent deaths and mishaps. Earlier this year he de-clawed two young lions so that zoo visitors could safely pose for selfies with them.



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More than 40 zoo animals evacuated from Gaza Strip

More than 40 zoo animals evacuated from Gaza StripMore than 40 animals, including five lions, were evacuated from squalid conditions in a Gaza Strip zoo on Sunday to be taken to Jordan, an animal welfare group said. The Rafah zoo in the southern Gaza Strip is the oldest in the enclave, which has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 10 years. The animals were not in great shape, but were stable enough to be transported to a reserve in Jordan, some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the Palestinian enclave, said Martin Bauer, spokesman for the Vienna-based welfare group.



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Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zoo

Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zooGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on Sunday in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.



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9 of the Wildest Hotel Rooms in Africa Where Animals Are Right Outside Your Door

9 of the Wildest Hotel Rooms in Africa Where Animals Are Right Outside Your Door



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PHOTOS: How many animals live at the London Zoo?

PHOTOS: How many animals live at the London Zoo?The yearly stock-taking sees staff at the Zoological Society of London facility work through all the herds and packs and flocks, from tigers and penguins to jellyfish.



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California Will Become First State to Require Pet Stores to Sell Only Rescue Animals

California Will Become First State to Require Pet Stores to Sell Only Rescue AnimalsThe bill, "would require all sales of dogs and cats authorized by this provision to be in compliance with laws requiring the spaying or neutering of animals, as specified."



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Animals in the path of California wildfires

Animals in the path of California wildfiresLocal giraffe survives Woolsey fire.



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Organizations around the country flock to the rescue of animals amid Florence

Organizations around the country flock to the rescue of animals amid FlorenceDozens of organizations, teams and families from around the country came to the rescue throughout the weekend, providing temporary homes and transportation to safer shelters.



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