Daily Animal News: Bear rescue, ban on feather, World Rhino Day

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Animals Asia rescued a female moon bear, who they named Paddington, from a bear bile farm in Nam Dinh province in Vietnam. For the last 17 years, Paddington had been living inside a tiny, dark cage on her own.

Bear bile extraction is a process of ‘milking’ a bear’s liver; the bile is then used in traditional medicine. It is assumed that more than 10,000 bears are still being held in captivity for bile extraction.

Ban on feathers
A pioneering move is coming from Australia. The city of Sydney will not only ban animal fur and exotic skins, but feathers too, animal welfare organization World Animal Protection Australia said.

Clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit engineering environmental organization, released its plan to remove the entire Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of trash.

“According to our projections, we expect to be able to clean the entire Great Pacific Garbage Patch (containing 100,000,000kg of plastic) using ten systems based on System 03,” The Ocean Cleanup said.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of trash in the North Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Cleanup said that over 75% of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from fishing.

World Rhino Day
One of the oldest groups of mammals is going through its most challenging times on World Rhino Day, a day to educate people on rhinos and the dangers they face. There are five species of rhinos: Sumatran rhino, Black rhino, Indian rhino, Javan rhino, and White rhino.

Due to hunting, industrialization, and deforestation, rhinos are one of the most endangered species.

“The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants,” famous wildlife broadcaster David Attenborough once said.

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