ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Two rare Canada lynx shot dead in Maine

2016-12-03 16:11

Two rare Canada lynx have been killed in the American state of Maine and officials are investigating while rewards have been offered to anyone with information.

Dog nose inspires better explosives 'sniffer'

2016-12-01 18:43

Struck by the legendary sniffing skills of man's best friend, scientists in the US have fitted a dog-inspired plastic nose to an explosives detector, and it reportedly worked much better.

Fisherman airlifted after Komatipoort croc attack

2016-11-30 20:52

A fisherman who was attacked by a crocodile at the Komatipoort Dam has been airlifted to Johannesburg for specialised medical care, paramedics say.

WATCH: Hippo smashes bakkie outside Kruger Park

2016-11-30 11:27

A man driving outside the Kruger National Park has had a terrifying experience after a fully grown hippo smashed into his car and gouged its teeth into it.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

2016-11-29 16:54

A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra, but climate change is lurking.

Hippo attacks bakkie: 16 tips for drivers to avoid animal attacks in SA

2016-11-26 09:46

A video captures the moment a bakkie driver felt the wrath of an angry hippopotamus. Read our list of safe driving tips for dealing with wildlife. WARNING: Strong language.

WATCH: Huge cobra on the loose in Pretoria apartment block's drainage system

2016-11-24 20:04

Residents of a block of flats in Pretoria East are in for a slithery night as a venomous snouted cobra has taken refuge in the drainage system.

Harrowing discovery of abandoned cats eating each other

2016-11-24 11:14

An Australian woman has been convicted of animal cruelty after 14 dead cats were found in her home, some of which had resorted to eating each other.

Sri Lanka bans use of young elephants for work

2016-11-23 21:15

Sri Lanka has unveiled tougher laws including a ban on using young elephants for logging and other physical work, as part of a crackdown on cruelty to domesticated wild animals.

Auction House sells Dodo skeleton

2016-11-23 12:29

A composite dodo skeleton has been auctioned off to a private collector for £346 300, including buyer's premium.

 

Outrage in Malibu over hunting permit for mountain lion

2016-12-02 13:57

Minutes from the ocean views of Malibu mansions, a rancher has obtained a rare permit to hunt a mountain lion killing livestock in the area.

Trafficked chimp leaves Iraq for Kenya home

2016-12-01 09:45

A young chimpanzee smuggled across Syria to northern Iraq three years ago is on his way to a sanctuary at a private zoo in Kenya.

Weaker rand boosts agriculture sector revenues

2016-11-30 19:22

The increase in revenue in the agricultural sector was mainly driven by the sale of animals and animal products.

Wildlife cameras click Santa

2016-11-29 18:19

Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.

Trapped puppy rescued after 33 hours in drain pipe

2016-11-29 11:27

A puppy has been rescued in Pretoria after being trapped in a drain pipe at a block of flats for more than 30 hours.

Snake still on the loose at Pretoria apartment block

2016-11-25 19:36

More than 24 hours later, residents of a Pretoria apartment block are no closer to finding a venomous snouted cobra that was discovered going for a swim in one of the building's toilet bowls.

Study shows your dog can remember what you did

2016-11-24 12:45

When it comes to having a short memory and getting easily distracted, dogs often get a bad rap. A study suggests their recall ability may be deeper than previously thought.

Fatal croc attack in Zim: Woman taken while washing

2016-11-24 10:40

A woman from southern Masvingo province in Zimbabwe has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile as the pair did their washing in a dam, a report says.

Asian building boom poses new threat to tigers

2016-11-23 16:47

Poaching and habitat loss have devastated tiger populations but in the coming years, the new threat of infrastructure projects could pose the biggest risk to the imperilled cats.

Public to vote on names for Atlanta zoo's twin panda cubs

2016-11-22 06:50

Atlanta's zoo is inviting the public to vote on names for twin giant panda cubs born in September.

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