The three-year-old male named Unesco arrived at the zoo, situated near Paris, on January 25.
Unesco, a wild white rhino, came from the Peaugres Safari in southern France, who baptised it as such after the nearby Pont d'Arc Cavern was recognised as a UNESCO heritage site.
Unesco's arrival at the zoo came less than a year after a rare white rhinoceros named Vince was killed in March 2017 by poachers who broke into the park. Authorities have not identified the perpetrators and the incident is still under investigation.
Unesco gets along with the park's two other white rhinos, zoo staff said, and security measures have been reinforced since Vince's killing to ensure the safety of more than 800 animals living in the park.
Wild white rhinos are on the brink of extinction, since their horns are often coveted by poachers, with a kilo of rhino horn fetching 51,000 euros ($53,900) on the black market in 2015, according to a statement from the zoo.
Only 20,000 white rhinos currently thrive in the wild, according to conservation group Save the Rhino.
Thoiry Zoo will re-open on Feb. 17 after its scheduled winter closure.
Cruz lived in a beige, stucco house with his adoptive mother before she passed away in November, leading him to move in with another family who allowed the 19-year-old to keep his AR-15 locked in a safe despite his checkered past.
"I saw him in the back yard and he looked like he had a bb gun, I wasn't really sure, and I was pretty young so I told my mom and I said "mom it looks like he's shooting at something," said neighbor Sophie Speno, "The people who live behind us they have chickens and he was shooting at the chickens so my mom called the cops and they were great they came and took care of it and we didn't have to deal with it after that."
The Feb. 14 shooting left 17 dead among them students and teachers at the highly ranked public high school in what is widely considered to be one of South Florida's safest, most attractive places live. Cruz made a first appearance in a South Florida court on Thursday and was held without bond. For some, his behavior didn't come as a total shock.
"He'd steal other neighbors' mail, the cops were always at his house, he actually egged my car one time and we went out to go find out who did it and he was hiding in a bush and started pelting eggs at my friend and we chased him down," said Brody Speno, 19, who once walked home from the bus every day with Cruz after school.
"He's always been causing trouble."
Cruz legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.
Pooh bears for Japan skater hilaryl 2018-02-160 views Fans and spectators have rained Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu with his favorite Pooh bears after his short program at the Winter Olympics on Feb.16.
Dozens of flower girls collected the Poohs thrown into the rink.
Hanyu finished on top of the short program ranking, with a near record-breaking score.
Hanyu was known to love Winnie the Pooh early on in his career as a skater.
He never fails to bring with him a Pooh tissue box, much to the joy of his loyal fans.
It has become a fan tradition to throw Pooh bears onto the rink after his competitive performances.
While speaking on the shooting he addressed, "America's children" directly saying he wants them to know, "you are never alone and never will be. ... If you need help turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader."
He also said Americans need to work together to create a culture that "embraces the dignity of life."
He also said he's committed to tackling the "difficult issue of mental health." He tweeted early Thursday that the suspect appeared to be "mentally disturbed."
Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) employee Michael Karges was driving the company’s Route 14 when he saw the woman falling while attempting to cross the icy road.
A clip shared to the MCTS YouTube account shows Karges racing out of his bus to help the woman after she fell. MCTS say Karges and a passerby walked the woman to her destination two blocks away, before returning to the bus.
The download link provides a version of the video without captions.
Credit: Milwaukee County Transit System via Storyful
More than a half-dozen people were climbing near Mount Hood's peak. A climber fell about 1,000 feet.
Other climbers performed CPR on the man before he was airlifted by an helicopter to a hospital.
Sergeant Brian Jensen from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said, “We have just brought down two of the climbers that have been stranded in Hog's Back… They were part of the original climbing crew—that included the gentleman who fell.”
Guy Falls in Water During Selfie Attempt hilaryl 2018-02-130 views This guy was on vacation in Venice, Italy, when he decided to take a selfie in front of a seagull perched in the canal. As the guy went down the steps to get closer to the bird, he accidentally slipped and fell into the water. He managed to save his phone from being submerged in the water, but he had to deal with all his friends laughing at him in the end.
Two Rescued From Rocky California Island hilaryl 2018-02-120 views U.S. Coast Guard video shows a helicopter lift two people who were stranded on a rocky island off the California coast on Sunday. The Coast Guard reports the two apparently walked to Pewetole Island during low tide and got stuck there overnight.
Vice President Pence in South Korea hilaryl 2018-02-110 views U.S. Vice President met with North Korean defectors including a handicapped man who traveled 10,000 on crutches to escape, during a stop in South Korea on Friday (February 9).
Pence arrived in South Korea on Thursday (February 8). Pence, who was accompanied by his wife Karen and Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held prisoner in North Korea and died shortly after he returned to the U.S. last year, praised the defectors for the 'courage.' He was expected to pay tribute at a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in 2010 in the sinking of a warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.
North Korea's ceremonial leader and Pence are set for their first face-to-face encounter on Friday when they attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The video, first released on the Russian Telegram channel Mash, showed a big explosion in the distance.
Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg region, about 900 miles southeast of the capital.
The investigators said they were looking at all possible causes of the crash.
The plane, manufactured in 2010, had been carrying 65 passengers and six crew. It disappeared from radar screens shortly after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
The actor, best known for his performances in TV series 'The Wire' and 'Luther', has reportedly been dating Dhowre since early 2017.
Elba, who was previously romantically linked to singer Madonna and British model Jourdan Dunn, auctioned himself off to raise money for an Africa girls charity last year by spending a Valentine's evening with the auction's winner.
The actor, whose father is from Sierra Leone, is one of the frontrunners to be cast as the next James Bond, the fictional British spy movie franchise.
The tiny canine, named River, was found under Seabreeze Bridge in frigid Halifax River waters, police said. A video showing the moments after the rescue was shared by the police department on February 8. It shows animal control officers John Pearson and James Lee holding the puppy in their arms inside their vehicle, trying to warm it up. The puppy is seen shaking, and heard making whimpering noises.
Police said the puppy was nursed back to health at the Halifax Humane Society, and was later adopted by Officer Kera Cantrell. “Officer Cantrell is now River’s new mom and these are two happy girls!” the police department wrote on Facebook.
"For the last couple of weeks we've been telling you about River the Frozen Puppy. As you know her story ended happily; she is safe and sound and very loved in the home of one of our police officers. But we wanted to share the moment after River was found and then rescued by our wonderful animal control officers John Pearson and James Lee. And we really want to thank the person, whoever you are, who called and let DBPD know that River had been left to die under the Seabreeze Bridge in mid-January when the temperature had fallen to below freezing."
"Remember the beautiful puppy rescued by Daytona Beach's excellent animal control officers under the Seabreeze Bridge during frigid temps? Here she is again. Yes, she is a SHE and her name is River! River has two holds on her for adoption and she is on her way to perfect health, thanks to officers James Lee (in the first photo) and John Pearson. We love River!"
"UPDATE ON RIVER THE FROZEN PUPPY: This is the kind of update we love at DBPD. Of course you remember River, the pit bull puppy rescued by DBPD's animal control officers several days ago from the frigid waters of the Halifax River. This beautiful, spunky puppy was nursed back to health at Halifax Humane Society. One DBPD officer kept visiting River while she recovered. That officer, District One's Kera Cantrell, fell in love with this little canine and the feeling was mutual! Officer Cantrell is now River's new Mom and these are two happy girls!"
This video was taken at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, US. This video was taken at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, US. It shows hundreds birds are gathering at gas station, in front of Food Mart and the birds tweets can be heard.
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Hundreds of birds gatherd at Texas gas station, it reminds the scene of Hitchcock film.
On 2nd February night, hundreds birds gathered at the gas station in Houston, Texas, US. The clip is reminiscent of a scene from Hitchcock's 1963 film The Birds starring Tippi Hedren, which includes an iconic scene where birds attack townsfolk at a gas station.
4. (MUTE) AERIAL MILITARY FOOTAGE SHOWING DRONE FLYING OVER AREA
5. TARGET, WHICH IS SAID TO BE THE CONTROL VEHICLE FOR THE DRONE, BEING HIT BY AIR STRIKE
STORY: The Israeli military released cockpit video on Saturday (February 10) showing the aerial targeting and destruction of a drone flying in what Israel said was Israeli airspace and an air strike on Iranian drone installation in Syria.
Israel said it had sent its jets into Syria which struck at least 12 Iranian and Syrian targets, after shooting down an Iranian drone flying over Israeli territory earlier on Saturday. It added its F-16 warplane came under fire in Syria and had crashed in a field near the northern Israeli village of Harduf, television footage showed.
Later, Syrian state media said air defences were responding to a new Israeli assault and had thwarted attacks on military positions in southern Syria.
Taking down F-16 jets caused a major escalation of tension with Israel launching heavy air strike in Syria later on Saturday.
Israel's air force has targeted Syrian military and Hezbollah targets in Syria on an almost regular basis, but its attacks on Saturday appeared to be the most intense yet.
The report, from the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI), which examines misconduct by city employees, was issued on the same day that federal authorities in Brooklyn unsealed an indictment charging two corrections officers and five inmates with smuggling drugs inside the Manhattan jail.
Credit: New York City Department of Investigation via Reuters
The report, from the city's Department of Investigation (DOI), which examines misconduct by city employees, was issued on the same day that federal authorities in Brooklyn unsealed an indictment charging two corrections officers and five inmates with smuggling drugs inside the Manhattan jail.
Credit: New York City Department of Investigation via Reuters
Woman Slacklines in High Heels Across Canyon hilaryl 2018-02-090 views This professional slackliner decided to challenge her abilities by attempting to walk across a canyon in high heels. She put on the heels and carefully walked across a slackline to get to the other side of the canyon.
In a video posted to the school’s Facebook page, Chad Chaddell appeared in a brown wig and gold chain announcing the school’s closure to the tune of You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees. Chaddell sang in a falsetto voice talking about snowball fights, hot cocoa and a warning not to lick a frozen flagpole.
As of writing the video had more than 200,000 views and over 3,000 shares on Facebook.
According to local reporting, the council worker visible in the video is Serhiy Myeshkov. He said that the block of ice weighed maybe 10 kilograms, and that it “fell from either a plane or from the sky”.
Credit: Moss Sayed, Bloomfield Executive Cars via Storyful
Newborn Abandoned at Tucson Airport hilaryl 2018-02-090 views Authorities in Tucson, Arizona, are looking for a woman who abandoned a newborn infant in a family restroom at the city’s airport on Sunday, January 14. The Tucson Airport Authority released video showing the woman it believes responsible.
The woman is wearing a dark coat with a brown bag over her shoulder, carrying a purple neck pillow.
A note left with the baby boy read:
“Please help me.
“My mom had no idea she was pregnant. She is unable and unfit to take care of me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home.
“I just want what is best for him and it is not me.