Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

2016-06-24 15:41

Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

Great White attacks fisherman near Cape Agulhas

2016-06-23 19:56

A shark, apparently a Great White, has attacked a spear fisherman near Cape Agulhas, the NSRI has confirmed.

NJ 'human' bear Pedals is back

2016-06-22 22:31

A New Jersey black bear that walks upright on its two hind legs and has become a social media darling, has emerged months after its last sighting.

Chinese city ignores protests, holds dog-meat festival

2016-06-21 17:00

A city in southern China has gone ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival despite criticism at home and abroad and protests from animal rights activists.

Hard road ahead for Cape dune mole-rats

2016-06-20 18:06

With a degraded section of Spine Road in Khayelitsha being revamped and fitted with barriers to prevent Cape dune mole-rats from digging tunnels under the tar, the burrowing mammals are in for a hard time.

Freak ox costs man an arm and 5 legs

2016-06-17 18:29

Jannie van der Westhuizen has bought an ox with five legs at an auction in Bloemfontein, saying he's never seen something like it.

Zim wildlife vets treat elephant with bullet in head

2016-06-17 12:29

Wildlife vets in Zimbabwe have removed stinking fragments of shattered bone from the head of another elephant, which has miraculously survived being shot.

Sheriff: Charges unlikely after 2-year-old killed by alligator

2016-06-16 14:19

A Florida sheriff says charges are unlikely against parents whose 2-year-old son was killed by an alligator at a Walt Disney World beach.

Bloemfontein SPCA to lay charges after cow beaten with knobkierrie

2016-06-15 17:57

The Bloemfontein SPCA says it will lay a charge of animal cruelty after a man allegedly beat and injured a cow in Bloemspruit.

Labrador plucked from sea fighting for her life

2016-06-15 08:04

Xena the Labrador's miraculous rescue from the ocean this week has left many hearts warm. However, her adventure is far from over as she fights the repercussions of her near-drowning.


6-week-old anti-poaching pup a star

2016-06-23 20:52

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Cayman launches program to thin exploding numbers of iguanas

2016-06-23 11:46

A rising population of green iguanas on Grand Cayman has become so alarming that that the government has launched a pilot program to figure out how best to fight reptiles that began as escapees from the pet trade.

Mom, baby pangolins rescued from poachers in Zambia

2016-06-22 12:05

A mother and baby pangolin pair rescued last week from poachers in western Zambia are doing well, a conservation group is reporting.

Rescued 4-week-old puppy euthanised

2016-06-20 18:07

A four-month-old puppy, which was saved in a dramatic six-hour rescue last week, has been put down after it tested positive for canine parvoviris, the Kloof and Highway SPCA say.

500 Malawi elephants to be relocated

2016-06-20 17:58

Wildlife experts in Malawi are to move about 500 elephants to a sanctuary that they hope could eventually serve as a reservoir to restore some elephant populations in other parts of Africa where the threatened species has been heavily poached.

Tusk Force: Elephant blocks path of fleeing Zim criminals - report

2016-06-17 12:57

Detectives chasing a gang using fake US dollars in cash-strapped northern Zimbabwe found an unusual ally in an incredible slow-moving elephant, reports say.

Australian cattle 'sledgehammered' in Vietnam abattoirs

2016-06-17 06:07

Vietnamese abattoir workers have been filmed using sledgehammers to bludgeon Australian cattle, activists say.

PICS: Puppy rescued after 31 hours trapped underground

2016-06-15 18:03

A puppy, sodden and cold, has been rescued by a team of rescue technicians after being trapped in a drain pipe for more than 30 hours on the outskirts of Durban.

African Horse Sickness restrictions lifted in Boland - MEC

2016-06-15 11:56

The limits on movement established to contain an outbreak of African Horse Sickness in the Boland have been lifted, Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde says.

The Kamasutra, froggy style

2016-06-14 23:08

The Bombay night frog, scientists say, favours a mating position previously unknown among the amphibian group's 7 000 species.

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