Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the cats into their enclosure Saturday morning. The cats emerged from their cage, tentatively at first while continuously scanning their new surroundings.
A prolonged drought in much of the continent's east, exacerbated by climate change, and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts in protected areas, several environmental experts say.
The zoo is currently home to 29 lions, and officials plan an auction to sell 12 of them, aged between two and five years old. There are also six resident tigers and two jaguars.
Visitors have flocked from the capital Pretoria and financial hub Johannesburg since the government allowed South Africans to travel for leisure within their provinces last week.
At the heart of the majestic plains of the Maasai Mara, the coronavirus pandemic has led to economic disaster for locals who earn a living from tourists coming to see Kenya's abundant wildlife.
Pakistani laws make it easy to import exotic animals, but once inside the country regulation is almost non-existent.
Late wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin's family has put in a group effort to help over 90,000 animals in Australia.
An unusual, rare bright yellow version of the albino Indian flapshell turtle was spotted and rescued from a pond in West Bengal, India.
The eight ethnic Maasai women known as "Team Lioness” are part of 76 community-based rangers guarding leopards, elephants, giraffe and other wildlife in the 147,000-hectare (363,000-acre) area surrounding Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
A group of four giant pandas having apples around a table is a rare sight that you just cannot bear without feeling a frisson of delight. This is what happened in a zoo in China, a video of which has gone viral on social media.