HAVANA, June 28th (AP) Cuban authorities say they have intercepted more than a dozen speedboats arriving from the United States this year — Read more
HAVANA June 28th , Exim Bank of India has extended a loan of 100 100 million (equivalent to $ 105.8 million) to Cu Read more
HAVANA, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The consumer price index (CPI) in Cuba continues to rise today after it stood at 214.28 at the end of May, Read more
HAVANA, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Friday received a 30-bendy bus donation from the Belgian government to benefit Havana’s public passenger transport service. Read more
HAVANA, June 25 (Xinhua) The International Expocaribe trade fair has returned for its 17th edition in Cuba’s eastern province of Santiago de Cuba following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
HAVANA, June 24th The seventh art constitutes an essential part of Cuban culture. The movie theaters that still remain, in Havana and throughout the country, Read more
HAVANA, June 24th With 80 kilos, little Ale, who was born from 30 to 40 kilos, now runs after his mother, who takes him all over the meadow so that he has “friction with the other animals.
The newborn is the second such specimen to be born in 18 years at this theme park. (Photos: AFP)
Ale, a baby white rhinoceros, who was born on June 9 in Havana, walks curiously with his mother Katherine through the meadow of the National Zoo of Cuba, whose managers seek to contribute to the preservation of this species threatened by poaching in Africa.
The birth “has a very great value above all because we are helping, Cuba is contributing its grain of sand to the conservation of this species that is so threatened,” Alexander Arango, a technician specializing in exotic fauna and in charge of the rhinos, tells AFP. from the park.
Standing in front of a wide green plateau populated by different animal species, the specialist explains that a gene bank is being “formed that may in the future” allow them to “introduce some of these individuals into national parks in Africa”, where the species is highly affected. by poaching that feeds the lucrative business of the horns of these mammals for Asian markets.
It would be retribution to the region where Katherine and Alexander, Ale’s parents, who were part of a donation of 10 rhinos from Namibia, came from in 2013.
The newborn is the second specimen of this type to be born in 18 years in this theme park, located on the outskirts of Havana. The first was his sister Mel, who came into the world in 2019.
Opened on the outskirts of Havana, the theme park has seen the birth of three specimens of this type in 21 years. The last one had been his sister, Mel, who came into the world in 2019.
The nearly 150 zebras, a dozen hippos, and two giraffes, among other animals that inhabit this zoo meadow, met Ale just a few days after her birth, when Katherine climbed a hill with him, from the secluded end she chose to childbirth.
The day the new calf was born, Katherine went alone to that place to give birth, without the park technicians intervening. “We wanted everything to be as natural as possible,” says Arango.
“Rubbing against the other animals”
But unlike what she did with Mel, Ale “was raised much faster” to the meadow, “she was better prepared,” says the technician, who believes that they were only visited at the place of birth by Alexander, Ale’s father, and the females of his group.
“When Mel was born,” he took longer to get her out of it. “The animals came down to meet her, the elephants came down, who were here, the other females came down to meet the calf, the ankles came down because the birth really was on a level, both animal and personal, all the animals were interested in meeting her,” he added.
With his 80 kilos, little Ale, who was born weighing 30 to 40 kilos, now runs after his mother, who takes him all over the meadow so that he has “a touch with the other animals so that he adapts to the visitors and the guaguas (buses)”, says his caretaker.
“She is called Ale because her father’s name is Alexander, so she is her first son, so she was given the name Ale,” explains the technician, who has the same name.
With eight white rhinos and four black rhinos, the National Zoo of Cuba has one of the largest exhibit groups of these mammals among zoos in Latin America, says Arango proudly.
“The idea was to resume reproduction, among other things, and refresh blood”, introducing “new genes to the population that we already had” in the park before the arrival of the Namibian rhinos, which at one point interrupted their reproduction.
HAVANA, June 24 (Reuters) The Biden administration is planning to compensate the victims of Havana Syndrome, Read more
HAVANA, June 23rd It will be the first time Cuba hosts an in-person festival since 2020 when Habanos S.A. hosted the Festival del Habano XXII right before the world shut down due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
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HAVANA, 21 Juin In Cuba, businesses with emerging private initiatives are looking at ways to enhance food production and promote a healthy diet through environmentally friendly agriculture.
HAVANA, June 21st Dissatisfaction of the Cuban people is widespread. Thousands of complaints on social media prove that the Cuban Government isn’t making any effort to resolve its citizen’s most basic and pressing needs. Read more
HAVANA, June 20th This week we have drawn on the annoying blackouts taking place in Cuba and some occurrences related to this situation. Read more
HAVANA, June 19 A passenger plane bound for Varadero resumed its flight to Cuba this Saturday after being forced to return to the Lisbon airport due to a landing gear failure, which did not reach the emergency category. Read more
HAVANA, June 19th The Consulate of Spain in Cuba reported this Friday that as of July 1 it will begin to charge for its consular services in euros, only in cash and with the exact amount. Read more
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HAVANA, June 18th This Thursday in St. Petersburg, leaders of the central banks of Cuba and Venezuela advocated the acceleration of procedures for the use of Russian MIR bank cards Read more
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