Unbelievable but true! A large West African monkey has simply vanished from the earth. It has joined the Dodo, by becoming the first primate to vanish in the 20th century. After a six-year long survey, scientists and wildlife experts have declared the monkey, known as Miss Waldron’s Red Colobus monkey, extinct.
A Royal Diet of Mangoes  Jungle and Backyard
Written by M. Krishnan
Published by National Book Trust, New Delhi
A thirsty, sweaty summer is here. You can see dogs with their tongues hanging out in the heat.
“Who’s Who at the Zoo” is an amazing book of animals by Ruskin Bond. Published by National Book Trust, India.
Each animal is special; none too stupid or ugly, says the author. Out of 24 animal friends talked of in the book, here are some for you.
Where: Doha, Qatar
March 25, 2010 : The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took place in Doha, Qatar, between March 13 and 25, 2010. The representatives of 175 member nations attended. They held discussions on several animal species that are in danger of becoming extinct because of trade, both legal and illegal.
July 15: Heroes are people admired for certain noble qualities. Like standing up to wrongs committed by others. And doing something to right those wrongs.
Recently, a few men were honoured as earth heroes for what they have done for wild animals.
August 19: South Africa is all set to sign an important agreement with its two neighbours – Zimbabwe and Mozambique. If all goes well, this agreement will help create the largest animal reserve or wildlife park in the world.
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