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Myanmar

Myanmar finds rare white elephant: state media

YANGON, March 2, 2015 (AFP) - A rare white elephant has been captured in Myanmar, state media said Monday, a creature traditionally seen as a sign of political good fortune in a country edging towards breakthrough national elections.

World

United States launches probe into killing of Cecil the lion

WASHINGTON: US authorities launched an investigation Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

World

Killing of Cecil the lion triggers probe by U.S. agency - source

(Reuters) - The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading, a source close to the case said.

World

African hunting dreams collide with Cecil the lion protests

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hunters longing to shoot big game in the African wild may choose a different target after public backlash against a Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion just outside a national wildlife preserve.

Nation

Malayan Tiger nearing extinction

PETALING JAYA: The Malayan Tiger has been placed under the "critically endangered" category by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Nation

Camera trick reveals black leopards' spots

SYDNEY: A simple camera adjustment has helped scientists illuminate the usually undetectable spots on black leopards - a trick they say will help them tell individual animals apart and aid the animals' conservation.

Nation

Indonesian president to visit Malaysia Feb 5

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has picked Malaysia as the first country of his state visit abroad.

Nation

Sea enforcers put the bite on toothfish poachers

KOTA TINGGI: A Nigeria-registered vessel has been detained and some 330 tonnes of Antarctic toothfish confiscated.

World

Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.

Nation

Online ‘tamu’ running wild with sale of animals

KOTA KINABALU: Protected animals such as clouded leopards and sun bears are being offered on sale through private groups on Facebook and WhatsApp.