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Nude runners earn stripes at London Zoo in ‘Streak for Tigers’ fundraiser

Hundreds of animal lovers stripped naked to run around London Zoo on Friday to raise money for a rare sub-species of tiger. The sponsored streak saw 300 activists jog round the zoo outside of normal visiting hours cheered on by supporters and observed by some rather bemused animals. Wearing nothing…

Two critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born at Washington zoo

(Reuters) – Two Sumatran tiger cubs have been born at the national zoo in Washington, D.C., and by Thursday they were crawling over their mother “as if her body is a jungle gym,” the zoo said on its website on Thursday. The cubs’ birth on Monday night was heralded as…

Greenpeace accuses Barbie of being a forest vandal

JAKARTA (AFP) – Greenpeace on Wednesday accused Mattel, the US maker of Barbie dolls, of contributing to the wanton destruction of carbon-rich Indonesian forests and habitats of endangered species like Sumatran tigers. The environmental group said packaging used in Barbie and Ken boxes contained timber products from Asia Pulp and…

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