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After declining for the last 100 years, the
World Wildlife Fund revealed Monday that the number of tigers in the wild is now 3,890. That’s up from 3,200 across the globe in 2010. "This is a pivotal step in the recovery of one of the world's most endangered and iconic species," said the WWF’s Ginette Hemley. "But much more work and investment is needed if we are to reach our goal of doubling wild tiger numbers by 2022." New ways of tracking tigers may account for some of the increase. Most of the wild tigers, who are endangered, were found in Asia. The news was released ahead of a tiger
conservation conference in New Delhi. — Read it at
A new treatment offers hope in the fight against feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a viral disease affecting young
cats that’s almost always fatal. The progression of the disease was stopped in cats that received an antiviral treatment for FIP that blocks the virus from replicating. Cats that received the treatment returned to normal. FIP, which typically occurs in
cats who are 3 years old or younger, resulting in fluid buildup in the abdomen, fever, jaundice and weight loss. “We found that antiviral treatment led to full recovery of cats when treatment was started at a stage of disease that would be otherwise fatal if left untreated,” the
Kansas State University scientists wrote. Their findings were published in the journal
PLOS ONE. — Read it at
A 19-year-old California condor who mentors young chicks at the
Oregon Zoo can see again after two eye surgeries. For the last 10 years, Moonis has been helping chicks in the zoo’s breeding program learn how condor society works before they’re released into the wild. But as she started to go blind, she started to shy away from her job, apparently intimidated by other
birds. She was suffering from cataracts and a defect in her third eyelid, the zoo’s senior vet said. Now, four months after her surgeries, Moonis has regained sight in both of her eyes — and the difference it made was evident when she was introduced to a new chick. “She was much more assertive and actually approached the chick herself,” said her keeper, Kelli Walker. — Read it at
The 9-year-old star of
Room, Jacob Tremblay, has a crazy cute new pal — and he turned to his fans for help in finding a name for his
Toy Poodle puppy. “
#drumrollplease Thank you for all your awesome suggestions! Please say hello to
#ReyTremblay!!!” he wrote with a photo of little Rey on
Instagram. Tremblay is a big fan of
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he was excited to name his pup after the movie’s heroine. Before she even had an official name, the puppy was out with Tremblay over the weekend, meeting celebrities at WE Day, which is a celebration of kids making a difference in their communities. In honor of National Pet Day on Monday, the young actor shared an adorable video of Rey looking at herself in a mirror as he giggled in the background. — Read it at
A tiny black kitten was found trapped inside the wall of a home in Broward County, Florida. The family could hear sounds coming from behind a wall on Sunday night, and on Monday, they called the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Fire Rescue for help. Firefighters had to carefully make several holes in the wall before they finally got ahold of the kitten. Finally, they were able to safely remove him from the wall, and they named him Hugo after one of his rescuers, Firefighter Hugo de Almeida. The family decided to adopt Hugo, reported the
Miami Herald. — Watch it at Miami’s
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