ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Climate change bad for African antelopes

2016-04-28 22:03

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges.

Charges withdrawn against circus animal handlers accused of abuse

2016-04-26 18:44

Charges have been withdrawn against three animal handlers at the Brian Boswell Circus who were accused of abusing circus elephants, but the NSPCA has no idea why.

Woman mauled to death

2016-04-26 12:16

Neighbours on Monday described the dogs that mauled to death a 32-year-old Montrose woman as “troublesome and extremely aggressive”.

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct - less than 10 in wild

2016-04-25 18:54

Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warns.

Maritzburg woman mauled to death by 3 dogs

2016-04-25 13:01

A Pietermaritzburg woman has been mauled to death by three dogs in the plush suburb of Montrose, paramedics say.

Goats play mom to abandoned tapir

2016-04-23 13:01

A baby tapir abandoned by its mother can thank female goats in Nicaragua's National Zoo for its survival, sucking at their teats for milk, the director says.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

2016-04-21 19:58

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction.

Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

2016-04-20 20:11

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died at a notorious Indonesian zoo where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years, an official says.

PICS: Motorists gawk at massive freeway python

2016-04-19 12:35

Motorists on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast N2 stopped their cars and did U-turns in order to catch a glimpse of a group of men carrying a 5m long African rock python.

SPCA urges Mpumalanga traffic authorities to help save horses

2016-04-18 13:30

The SPCA has asked Mpumalanga traffic officials to consider reducing the speed limit in the historic town of Kaapsehoop to prevent the continued deaths of horses on the road.

 

American surfer injured in Bali shark attack

2016-04-27 15:58

An American surfer has been mauled by a two-metre shark off the Indonesian resort island of Bali, sustaining a serious arm injury, a doctor says.

Plucky puppy back on Rocky road to health

2016-04-26 17:56

A plucky pooch named Rocky, for his fighting spirit, has a new home after he was rescued from a man trying to sell him on the streets of Cape Town.

Homeless man in France abused, beheaded dozens of cats

2016-04-25 21:00

A homeless man in France will be charged with animal cruelty after police found over 80 abused cats in his squat, several of which had been beheaded.

Gorilla gives birth unexpectedly at Prague zoo

2016-04-25 17:01

It was an unexpected birth that took everyone at the Prague zoo by surprise

Tiger attacks boy at Free State lodge

2016-04-24 21:20

A young French boy was attacked by a tiger through a fence while his father was taking a photograph of him.

Stray lions kill at least 100 cattle in Zimbabwe

2016-04-22 12:02

Stray lions in south-eastern Zimbabwe have mowed down at least 100 cattle since January, sending local residents into panic mode, a report says.

Missing cliff dog found

2016-04-21 12:37

A missing Jack Russell named Jack, which plunged off a cliff into a gorge in Durban, has been found alive and well.

Dramatic mountain rescue for dog in Durban

2016-04-20 14:33

Rescue personnel and SPCA officials are searching for a missing dog which fell off a cliff in Durban, paramedics say.

Tracking elephants as new railway cuts Kenya

2016-04-18 16:02

More than 12 000 elephants live in Tsavo Park, threatened daily by poaching, but also more recently, by the construction of a new high-speed railway linking Kenya's coast to the capital.

Tiger kills Florida zookeeper

2016-04-16 15:33

An endangered Malayan tiger has attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in Florida.

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