Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:36:12 GMT
Witnesses at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii say someone was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmsFull Story >
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:32:28 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingFull Story >
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the loss of one of the world's most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos, Ipuh.
The male rhino, Ipuh, who was believed to be at least 33 years old, has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for the past 22 years and sired three calves, Andalas (2001), Suci (2004) and Harapan (2007).
In 2001, years of breakthrough research by scientists at the Zoo's Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) resulted in the first captive birth of a Sumatran rhino since the 19th century.
Since then, Ipuh sired more offspring than any other Sumatran rhino in captivity, making him the most prolific captive male Sumatran rhino in history. Just this past year, Ipuh became a grandfather when his first-born calf, Andalas, became a father at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
In December 2012, the Cincinnati Zoo's Animal Care Staff first noticed Ipuh was moving stiffly and slowly during the mornings when keepers would first enter his barn. Since these symptoms are common in aging animals (and humans) it was noted but not considered too unusual.
However in late January, keepers began to notice that Ipuh was not eating all of his food overnight, which was unusual, and his ability to stand and move continued to decline despite the veterinary staff's best efforts to medicate him. Because Ipuh's condition continued to deteriorate, on Monday, Zoo staff made the difficult and humane decision to euthanize him.
"It is always devastating when a beloved animal reaches the end of its life, especially one whose amazing history makes him so special," said Dr. Terri Roth, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo's CREW. "He literally turned a failing captive breeding program for his critically endangered species into an international success. Our hope is that we can honor him by continuing to build on the legacy that Ipuh left behind, through his sons and daughters, as well as the scientific advancements that he contributed to in life."
Considered the most endangered of all rhino species and perhaps the most endangered mammal species on earth, it is estimated that at least 50 percent of the Sumatran rhino population has been lost in the last two decades.
The primary cause is conversion of rhino habitat for agriculture, even in some national parks, and poaching for its horn which some Asian cultures believe contains medicinal properties.
Today, there are only 10 Sumatran rhinos living in captivity worldwide and fewer than 200 wild rhinos, most in isolated forests on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia but a few rhinos still exist in Sabah, Malaysia.
CREW has successfully developed the technique to harvest and preserve rhino sperm, even after death.
Not only will Ipuh's calves and their offspring continue to provide hope for his species, but Ipuh himself may continue to sire calves even after his death.
"This is a sad day, not only for all of us here at the Cincinnati Zoo, but for the rhino community around the world," said Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. "Any time an animal as critically endangered as a Sumatran rhino passes away, it is a genuine loss to the Earth's biodiversity. What Ipuh did for his species will forever be an example of what scientific achievement and charismatic animals can do when they combine forces. Ipuh lived a big life, and he will be missed by all who knew and worked with him"
Sumatran rhino longevity is unknown but Ipuh was believed to be one of the oldest on record prior to his death.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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