50% of all turtle and crocodile species face the threat of extinction. The new assessment will enable researchers to understand the conservation needs of threatened species.
A Persian leopard was shot after attacking and injuring a policeman, an endangered brown bear was beaten to death by villagers in the town of Nami
The exhibit's new resident, Jakarta, is a Sumatran tiger, a critically endangered subspecies.
Less than 10 cinereous vultures per year are seen in Israel, which is what makes this sighting a novelty.
This brings the number of killed vultures to 12, effectively cutting the Israeli population down by 6%.
The carcasses of 9 vultures, accounting for almost 5% of Israel's vulture population, were discovered in southern Israel on Sunday afternoon after they ingested poisoned goat meat.
Tokyo was born in early July to 12-year-old orangutan Tana, who for the first few days, did not so much as let strangers catch a glimpse of her cub, who hid in her mother's fur.
A move to ban the hunting of quail and turtle doves was announced by Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg, and could go into effect on August 11.
Since the 1950s, the extinction of several species in the region, particularly birds of prey, has been directly linked to the use of poisonous pesticides.