escape of five lions leads to zoo being locked down before they are captured

Five African lions escaped their enclosure at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Wednesday (November 2), triggering its emergency lockdown as police and specialist staff scrambled to round them up. Alarms sounded throughout the zoo, a tourist spot closed to the public at the time, before the lions were found and returned to their enclosure. Zoo executive … Read more

Verbal contest between Elon Musk and Ukrainian officials over the Russian invasion

President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials debated on Twitter with US billionaire Elon Musk on Monday about the Russian invasion, with Kyiv’s ambassador to Germany going so far as to tell the SpaceX founder “to go and be seen”. The exchange began with Elon Musk’s proposal for peace between Kyiv and Moscow based on … Read more

a lynx killed, proven case of poaching

A female lynx discovered dead last month in the canton of Frasne (Doubs) was killed by firearm, according to the results of an autopsy revealed Friday, October 14 by the Dréal of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in a press release. The investigations, carried out by the French office for biodiversity (OFB)concluded unequivocally that there had been an illegal … Read more

Avian flu reappears in the South-West, in Gironde

Avian flu has returned to the Southwest with a new case detected in a private duck farm in Mombrier (Gironde), we learned from the prefecture on Saturday. The owner had bought, without knowing it, contaminated animals in a barnyard in Seine-et-Marne. Its 79 ducks had to be euthanized, specifies the prefecture, confirming information from the … Read more

Iranian woman arrested for eating at restaurant without hijab

A woman who had lunch without a headscarf in a restaurant in Tehran, whose photo has gone viral on social media, has been arrested, her sister said on Friday, amid a crackdown in Iran against the protest movement born after the death of Mahsa Amini. The photo showed Donya Rad sitting in a restaurant in … Read more

a senator on horseback in the corridors of parliament

Colombian parliamentarians can now sit with their pets, a world first. The right-wing senator Alirio Barrera did not show up in the hemicycle in Bogota with his cat or his dog, but perched on his imposing white horse. The member of the Democratic Center party first strolled on his horse through the streets of the … Read more

The situation is deteriorating for birds around the world

AFP, published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 8:05 p.m. The situation continues to deteriorate for birds, a sign of a broader crisis of life: almost half of the species are in decline in the world and one in eight is threatened with extinction, under pressure in particular from agriculture . In a landmark report … Read more

Biden to urge Americans to eat better

Joe Biden wants Americans to change their eating habits and is expected to decree at a food summit on Wednesday that it’s time for the United States to end food insecurity while tackling the problem of obesity in the country. The Democratic president will speak at the conference dubbed “Hunger, nutrition and healthorganized at the … Read more

pastry leads the gastronomic dance

AFP, published on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 09:03 “The fascinating thing about a dinner around desserts is that you enjoy a meal without meat or fish and it brings back memories of childhood,” said René Frank, chef of the Berlin restaurant Coda, which makes pastry an innovative gastronomic experience. In his restaurant crowned with … Read more

A ‘pet’ kangaroo suspected of killing an Australian

A wild kangaroo is suspected of having killed a 77-year-old man who kept him as a pet, Australian police announced on Tuesday (September 13th). This would be the marsupial’s first fatal attack in 86 years. The man, who has not been identified, was found on a nearby Sunday afternoon with “serious injuries” at a property … Read more