ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Mvuu the hippo moves to town

2015-03-04 16:51

Conservationists in Zimbabwe are trying to dart a wandering hippo who risks being shot after taking up residence in a dam, dangerously near the busy town of Chitungwiza.

It's raining cats on a Japanese island

2015-03-04 05:00

An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

Chinese ivory traders find haven online - group

2015-03-03 14:23

China’s booming e-commerce websites have carried thousands of advertisements for illegal wildlife products including ivory, rhino and tiger bone, a wildlife trade monitoring network says.

Rhino mother and calf poisoned

2015-03-03 08:54

Two black rhino, a mother and her calf, have been poisoned by poachers in south-eastern Zimbabwe, it has emerged.

Cat call saves family from fire

2015-03-02 18:50

A German cat might very well have saved its family from a fiery death by waking them up before a blaze could get out of control.

China's wild panda population up nearly 17%

2015-03-01 11:19

China's population of wild giant pandas has jumped nearly 17% over a decade, with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase.

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

2015-02-27 08:01

China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports with immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fuelled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.

Three arrested over grisly dog killing

2015-02-26 17:09

Three Egyptians have been arrested over the grisly killing of a dog captured on video. WARNING: Graphic images

Rogue bird sows terror in Dutch city

2015-02-26 05:00

Ooowl, that hurt! The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.

Who's your daddy? Hippo ancestry unveiled

2015-02-25 05:00

A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus probably swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe.

 

Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

2015-03-04 11:10

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

Kenyan president torches ivory stockpile

2015-03-03 19:22

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a giant pile of 15 tons of elephant ivory vowing to destroy the east African country's entire stockpile.

2.5-metre black mamba caught in Durban

2015-03-03 11:28

A monster 2.5-metre black mamba has been caught in Umbilo, Durban, leaving snake handlers to question whether the species has begun travelling towards built-up areas.

Origins of Aids strains traced to gorillas

2015-03-03 07:45

Two of four strains of the virus that can cause Aids come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists have reported in studies published in the United States.

Activists condemn Bulawayo cull

2015-03-02 17:23

Animal rights activists in Zimbabwe have condemned a decision by the city council of Bulawayo to shoot stray dogs to curb incidences of rabies.

2 loose llamas run amok in the US, media goes wild

2015-02-27 08:54

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community have been captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

NSPCA: Species hybridised to create 'oddities'

2015-02-26 19:04

The NSPCA says inbreeding of wild animals is actively being practised to create sought-after colour mutations and species are intentionally hybridised to create oddities.

Tiger cub spooked by fireworks jumps to its death

2015-02-26 08:51

A forestry officer says a tiger cub spooked by Chinese New Year fireworks jumped off a building to its death in eastern China.

Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art

2015-02-25 10:36

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest 'dead animal art' project.

Mexico rescues 100+ animals from overcrowded private zoo

2015-02-24 18:25

Mexican authorities say they have rescued more than 100 animals from abusive, overcrowded conditions at a private zoo.

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