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Panda Craze Sweeps Nation as Fubao Bids Farewell to South Korea

Panda Craze Sweeps Nation as Fubao Bids Farewell to South Korea

SEOUL/YONGIN, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) –As South Korea prepares to bid farewell to Fu Bao, the beloved giant panda mascot of Everland, a surprising trend has emerged among the country’s young adults. Convenience store owners find themselves overwhelmed by the demand for “FuTong cards,” a playful abbreviation for the “Fu Bao Transportation Card.” Despite continuous [...]

Caught in the Crosshairs: South Korea’s Water Deer Struggle for Survival Amid Modern Threats

Caught in the Crosshairs: South Korea’s Water Deer Struggle for Survival Amid Modern Threats

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) –In a concerning development for wildlife conservation, the water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus) in South Korea are embroiled in a struggle for survival. Classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the water deer shares its precarious status with renowned fauna such as lions, [...]

Incheon Unveils Smart System to Tackle Pet Waste

Incheon Unveils Smart System to Tackle Pet Waste

INCHEON, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Incheon is taking a significant step towards fostering a mature pet culture by completing the installation of a Smart Pet Waste Management System in 11 parks, including Mujugol Park, with a total of 13 devices comprising waste bag dispensers and collection bins. The innovative system, accessible through [...]

Pet Walking Bans in Apartment Complexes Spark Resident Debates in Seoul

Pet Walking Bans in Apartment Complexes Spark Resident Debates in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent proposal to ban dog walking within certain apartment complexes in Seoul has ignited a heated debate among residents. The controversy began in a Gangnam-gu, Gaepo-dong apartment complex, where some residents suggested putting the matter to a vote. The issue first emerged in July of last year when [...]

Seoul Launches Campaign to Safely Remove Feral Dogs from Urban Mountainous Areas

Seoul Launches Campaign to Safely Remove Feral Dogs from Urban Mountainous Areas

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced that it will initiate a focused campaign to capture feral dogs from February 15 until the end of March. This initiative comes in anticipation of increased outdoor activities among citizens with the arrival of spring. The campaign will target major urban mountainous areas such [...]

Korean Dairy Cow Gives Birth in Nepal, Marking Milestone in International Agricultural Aid

Korean Dairy Cow Gives Birth in Nepal, Marking Milestone in International Agricultural Aid

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – In a significant development for international agricultural aid, a dairy cow sent from South Korea to Nepal in December 2022 has successfully given birth to a calf, marking a first for both the donation of dairy cows from Korea to another country and for the birth of a calf from [...]

Recent Deaths at Bugyeong Zoo Spark Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Remaining Animals

Recent Deaths at Bugyeong Zoo Spark Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Remaining Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent deaths of two animals at Bugyeong Zoo in the city of Gimhae in South Gyeongsang Province have raised concerns and prompted calls for urgent measures to safeguard the welfare of the remaining animals. This zoo became a focal point for animal welfare advocates after the emaciated condition [...]

National Park Service Ramps Up Rescue Efforts for Endangered Korean Goral Amid Harsh Winter Conditions

National Park Service Ramps Up Rescue Efforts for Endangered Korean Goral Amid Harsh Winter Conditions

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service announced on February 7 that there has been an increase in exhaustion cases among the Korean goral, a class 1 endangered wild species, residing in the northeastern regions of Gangwon Province, including Inje, Gangneung, Sokcho, and Goseong, prompting intensified rescue operations.  The Korean goral, an [...]