Campaign for temple elephant Saama gathers momentum

Wildlife Extra:

A social media campaign asking for the release of the temple elephant Saama from the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka has been growing in strength and numbers over the last few weeksA petition asking the Sri Lankan  Department of Wildlife Conservation to intervene has now more than 8,000 signatures, and been shared on Facebook more than 7,000 times and has been tweeted almost 4,000 times; and it is still growing…

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award crowns timeless image of lions lazing on the endless Serengeti plains 2014 winner

Daily Mail:

An American photographer has been crowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his black-and-white image of the king of the jungle.

Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols’ photograph of a pride of lions beat more than 42,000 entries to win the accolade, while incredible images of embracing toads, lightening and a sunbathing scorpion also won awards…

One Direction Slammed By Animal Rights Charity For Chaining Up Chimp In New Music Video

Entertainmentwise:

One Direction released some super cute images of them posing with a chimpanzee called Eli earlier today, on the set of their brand new Steal My Girl music video. However, as the day has gone on, the pics have started to get a slightly different reaction, with animal rights charity PETA getting involved…

Bear cub filmed in US store

BBC news:

A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised in an animal centre with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.

Police managed to scoop the cub into a shopping basket at the Ashland store. The PAWS Wildlife Center say they hope to release the bear in the spring…