Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially dangerous elephants, hippos and crocodiles, in the southern African country of Malawi.
Since piped water is scarce, until recently villagers – mostly women and children – fetched water from the Shire River, on Liwonde’s western border, bringing them dangerously close to these animals.
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi.
Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is blind.
A journey across the city to the Tiertafel facility, which assists people in need with their pet care, is not easy for the two, so every couple weeks Tiertafel volunteers bring Zickelbein Rudi’s food and medicine prescribed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) vet in vans donated by IFAW.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:47am
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s “similarity of appearance” provision.