Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press Updated 10:44 am PDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 Koko, the chimpanzee hangs from a railing in a special compartment at the Skopje zoo, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Koko, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 years in the Netherlands recovering from depression, the zoo says. Koko was reunited with his keeper, Dragan Trajkovski, on Thursday, who said he was overjoyed to see the chimp again. less Koko, the chimpanzee hangs from a railing in a special compartment at the Skopje zoo, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Koko, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 ... more Photo: Boris Grdanoski, AP Photo: Boris Grdanoski, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image … [Read more...] about Skopje zoo’s chimp returns after recovering from depression
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Middle East | At Egypt’s Tourism Gems, Animal Abuse Is an Ugly Flaw The rampant mistreatment of horses, camels and donkeys at major attractions like the pyramids of Giza has prompted calls for visitors to boycott rides. At the pyramids complex at Giza, Egypt, emaciated horses strained to pull buggies loaded with tourists up and down a steep slope. Credit Credit Heba Khamis for The New York Times Supported by ByDeclan Walsh April 13, 2019 CAIRO — A trip to the storied pyramids of Giza was supposed to be a highlight of Noémi Haszon’s Egyptian vacation. But minutes later, the Hungarian tourist had retreated into her tour bus, shaken and revolted by what she had witnessed. Inside the pyramids complex, emaciated horses panted and strained as they pulled buggies loaded with tourists up a steep slope. Drivers whipped them to … [Read more...] about At Egypt’s Tourism Gems, Animal Abuse Is an Ugly Flaw
Sad news for animal lovers around the world. Flavia, who earned the title of "saddest elephant in the world" by animal rights activists, died last week after living in Spain's Cordoba Zoo for 43 years. The Indian elephant was taken from her herd at age 3 and kept in solitary confinement the entire time, without any other elephants. Reports reveal the elephant had to be put down after months of deteriorating health. She collapsed in her exhibit on March 1 and was unable to stand back up. The zoo announced her death on Facebook, alongside pictures of the animal. For years, activists had been lobbying for the animal to be moved to a sanctuary or even another zoo so she could be surrounded by her own species. PACMA was one of the organizations working to get her moved. "During all those years she has been alone and captive in the Cordoba Zoo," said president Silvia Barquero. Elephants are highly social animals and travel in herds. Wild elephants can sometimes live until … [Read more...] about Flavia, the ‘world’s saddest elephant,’ has died after living in zoo for 43 years
Flavia was said to suffer from depression. Photo: Pacma She was known as the “saddest elephant in the world” after living 43 years in solitary confinement at the zoo in Cordoba, southern Spain, and on March 1st she passed away. Flavia, who was separated from her herd at the age of three and taken to live a life in captivity in Cordoba zoo, had been the subject of multiple campaigns against keeping elephants behind bars. Said to suffer from a deep depression, she died at the age of 47 after months of deteriorating heath that saw her lose weight. The Indian elephant was euthanized after collapsing in her enclosure and being unable to get to her feet. Zoo authorities announced her death “with great sadness” on March 1 and said that her keepers were devastated by the loss. In a press conference, Amparo Pernichi, the councillor in charge of Environmental issues at Cordoba City Hall called Flavia an icon of the city and said she would be terribly missed. … [Read more...] about The world’s saddest elephant, dies after 43 years alone in Cordoba zoo
I never thought I’d be the kind of person who takes their 10-month-old baby on a long-haul flight to a tropical island for an indulgent week away. My earliest family holidays were taken under canvas in crowded French campsites. But then I never thought that six months after my daughter’s birth I’d be sitting in a consulting room trying to explain through my tears that there was simply “too much in my head”. In the referral letter, my GP had written that I was “appropriately dressed”; I was wearing a pair of Gucci loafers. I remember looking at my shoes trying to recall being the same woman who less than a year earlier had walked confidently into fashion shows and filed reviews to be printed in this newspaper within an hour. I was now too terrified to leave the house or be left alone. One in 10 women will suffer with postnatal depression within a year of having their first child. I am fortunate: I have a job with private healthcare benefits; I … [Read more...] about Can a sunny escape from the pressures of daily life help post-natal depression?