Taking stock on Endangered Species Day

Taking stock on Endangered Species Day

Malayan tigers. Malayan sun bears. Bornean orangutans. Bornean pygmy elephants. Sunda pangolins. Clouded leopards. Marbled cats. Helmeted hornbills. Hawksbill turtles. The list goes on. The list of endangered animals in Malaysia, that is. May 20 is Endangered Species Day, which has been held for a dozen years worldwide by conservationists…

Let’s Save the Majestic Hornbills

Let’s Save the Majestic Hornbills

Hornbills, as their very name suggests, are gaudy birds distinguished primarily by their enormous curved beaks with a protruding crest atop their upper mandibles. Known as a casque, it is a wedge of keratin – the same substance that forms human hair and nails – which male hornbills use primarily for…