Oh baby! DC zoo officials hoping to get panda pregnant

Zoo officials in Washington are hoping to get panda mom Mei Xiang pregnant - again.


Statue of Liberty in a life jacket at G-7 protest

2017-05-26 18:43

Environmental activists have staged protests on a beach and at sea near the Sicilian hilltop town of Taormina, where leaders of the world's seven wealthiest democracies are meeting.

Victory for elephant conservation in circus case

2017-05-25 21:06

In a victory for elephant conservation, circus owner Brian Boswell has failed in his legal bid to overthrow legislation which outlaws exporting the animals for use in circuses.

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

2017-05-24 21:41

The 140-year-old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park a year ago, but hundreds of animals remain behind bars and in a noisy limbo.

Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?

2017-05-24 18:00

Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers say.

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Humans split from apes in Europe, not Africa: Study

2017-05-23 22:15

Researchers have long believed that humans split from apes some five million years ago in Africa, but a study suggests it happened in Europe far earlier than that.

US astronauts on critical spacewalk

2017-05-23 16:49

Two US astronauts have embarked on what Nasa described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment on the International Space Station.

LG to bring new energy efficient appliances to SA

2017-05-23 13:37

South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is looking to make home appliances smarter and more energy efficient for South Africans.

SA conservationist Dr Ian Little's work awarded in 'Green Oscars'

2017-05-22 15:32

For his conservation project titled 'Custodians of South Africa’s threatened grassland biodiversity', Dr Little was awarded £35 000 in funding to help up-scale his project.

WATCH: This is why you should never turn your back on a sea lion, as girl dragged into bay

2017-05-22 13:37

This seemingly calm sea lion unexpectedly jumps out of the water and drags in a little girl.

ALERT: Missing lion on the loose, as group pleads for it not to be shot on sight

2017-05-22 10:57

A plea on social media calls for the safe capture of a young male lion, reported to have left a reserve in Limpopo close to Phalaborwa.

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

2017-05-20 21:49

Norway says it will increase protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster after soaring temperatures caused a water leak.

PICS: Rescued elephant calf adopted by herd in rare conservation success story

2017-05-19 15:05

An orphaned baby elephant has been fully accepted into a semi-wild elephant herd at Camp Jabulani outside Hoedspruit in a rare success story.

Study finds that climate change threatens fynbos

2017-05-19 07:13

A study using data stretching back several decades has produced the first empirical evidence that increasingly hot, dry summers driven by climate change are having a negative effect on the Cape’s unique fynbos

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

2017-05-23 20:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to try to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see what US President Donald Trump will do.

Deadly Everest: Famous Hillary step collapsed - climbers confirm

2017-05-22 20:00

A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, increasing the level of risk and danger for climbers of the world's highest peak.

WHO under fire for 'expansive travel spending, booking perks'

2017-05-22 15:46

After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization's chief spent the night in the top-tier presidential suite of an oceanfront hotel in Guinea

New Zealand reaches for the stars - with 3D-printed engines

2017-05-21 17:27

New Zealand has never had a space programme, but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the US.

Chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

2017-05-20 11:31

In Thailand, a morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists, has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

28 000 plant species for medical use

2017-05-19 21:29

More than 28 000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits.

Blind woman nurses pal back to health

2017-05-19 17:23

A blind woman and her husband have drained their retirement nest egg to help heal her mini guide horse.

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