Hunter of Cecil the lion - I did nothing wrong

2015-07-31 20:00

Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst has told AFP he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar.

More than just Cecil - big trouble for king of the jungle

2015-07-31 11:04

When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.

UN adopts resolution to fight wildlife trafficking

2015-07-30 22:30

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.

Rogue eagle kills beloved pet

2015-07-30 15:30

After a crowned eagle killed a dog in the upmarket Pietermaritzburg suburb of Clarendon, it continues to prowl, prompting at least one worried pet owner to watch the skies like a hawk.

Eagle attack ‘unusual’

2015-07-30 08:16

PIETERMARTIZBURG pet owners have been asked not to panic after a Crowned Eagle yesterday made a meal of a little dog in Clarendon.

US dentist who killed Cecil the lion apologises to patients

2015-07-30 05:43

A US dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has written to his patients to apologise for the disruption to services at his Minnesota clinic.

Cecil the lion hunt organiser gets bail

2015-07-29 19:32

A professional Zimbabwean hunter has been granted bail after he organised an expedition in which an American dentist shot Cecil the lion.

Last wild horse dies on Bahamas' Great Abaco island

2015-07-29 16:13

The last of the wild horses on Great Abaco island in the Bahamas has died, prompting caretakers to collect tissue for possible cloning.

Men due in court for killing Cecil the lion

2015-07-29 12:01

Two men are due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world.

US dentist: I thought lion hunt was legal

2015-07-29 06:12

An avid American hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has said that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status ‘until the end of the hunt.’


Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says

2015-07-31 12:47

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe had financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri says.

Django is finally coming home

2015-07-31 07:56

WITH less than 24 hours until explosive sniffer dog Django arrives in South Africa, owner and former U.S. American K9 detection services (AMK9) explosives handler Sheldon Holland said he is “overwhelmed with excitement”.

'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil outrage

2015-07-30 20:55

As social media exploded with outrage at the killing of Cecil the lion, the shooting of the celebrated cat by an American dentist has gone largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe.

Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

2015-07-30 12:44

A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has advised patients to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged topic".

Protesters march outside Cecil the lion killer's offices

2015-07-30 07:09

About 200 people have protested outside the suburban Minneapolis office of Walter Palmer, calling for the US dentist to be extradited to Zimbabwe to face charges for killing Cecil the lion.

US man petted zoo cougars

2015-07-29 21:33

A man who petted cougars at a US zoo says the encounter started with a 'Here, kitty' joke.

Zim duo in court over killing of Cecil the lion

2015-07-29 17:24

Two Zimbabweans who were paid $50 000 by an American hunter to kill Cecil have appeared in court to face poaching charges.

Baby giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo in accident

2015-07-29 13:43

Baby giraffe whose birth at Dallas Zoo was watched on the Internet worldwide dies in an accident.

Lion in hunting photo maybe not be Cecil - hunters' association

2015-07-29 11:28

A photo said to be of Cecil the lion, who was hunted and killed earlier this month, is apparently that of another hunt involving US dentist Walter Palmer, the Professional Hunters' Association of SA says.

SA lions released in Rwanda

2015-07-28 16:18

The managers of a wildlife park in Rwanda say seven lions transported from South Africa have been released into the park after weeks of quarantine.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.