A rare Sumatran rhino was born in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, marking the second birth in 2023 for the critically endangered species with fewer than 80 remaining worldwide. The event is significant for conservation efforts amid severe threats like poaching and climate change. Indonesia is actively working to protect both Sumatran and Javan rhino populations.
In Ladispoli, Italy, a circus lion named Kimba escaped, triggering an urgent response from Mayor Alessandro Grando. Residents were instructed to stay indoors as capture efforts unfolded. Videos on social media intensified criticism of using wild animals in circuses, supporting the mayor’s call to end such exploitation.