ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Rangers summoned after 'leopard' spotted in Harare

2015-05-24 14:53

Shoppers in Harare summoned wildlife rangers this week after they thought they'd seen a leopard in a busy shopping area.

Endangered antelope dying in Kazakhstan

2015-05-22 21:15

Endangered saiga antelope are mysteriously dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan.

Help! There's a snake in our bedroom - Bulawayo family

2015-05-21 17:26

A Zimbabwean family has been forced to sleep in their kitchen after a snake moved into their bedroom.

Zambia lifts ban on hunting of big cats

2015-05-20 21:16

Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions, officials say.

Men used kittens as greyhound bait

2015-05-20 13:03

Two men have been charged in Australia with using kittens as live bait to train greyhounds, following allegations that piglets, rabbits and possums were also used in the sport.

New Cape diving beetle an 'evolutionary relic'

2015-05-19 22:02

A new diving beetle species has been discovered in the Noordhoek area of Cape Town and has been described as an evolutionary relic.

Baboons behind Zim power cut - report

2015-05-19 16:46

Don't automatically curse your state power utility when you're plunged into darkness - baboons might be to blame.

Scared bear spends week in Louisiana neighbourhood

2015-05-19 12:31

A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighbourhood where he has spent the past week up one tree or another as he searches for a new home.

Oyster Box's resident cat goes missing

2015-05-19 08:32

The Oyster Box Hotel’s famous friendly feline, Skabenga, has reportedly gone missing.

Meet SA's bravest eagles - and the 'birdman' who helps them

2015-05-15 20:56

Three injured juvenile black eagles have found their way into the hearts of dedicated wildlife enthusiast and "birdman" Dr Hank Chalmers, who has booked them into the rehab wing at his centre in Stellenbosch.

 

Money pours in for Arizona dog found hanging from tree

2015-05-23 21:58

More than $20 000 has poured in for an Arizona dog that was found hanging from a tree more than a week ago, but is now recovering in a foster home.

Dogs domesticated over 27 000 years ago - study

2015-05-22 14:26

Man's best friend may have been his companion for far longer than believed, scientists report, publishing an analysis that dates domesticated dogs to over 27 000 years ago.

7 puppies that will warm your cold heart this winter!

2015-05-21 11:18

Finding yourself in a foul mood over the cold weather? These undeniably cute puppies are here to save the day!

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 14:49

About half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report has found.

Medics try in vain to save injured dog

2015-05-20 10:38

A group of Durban medics worked for nearly an hour to save a dog badly injured when it was hit by a motorcycle on North Coast Road.

Snake-infested Limpopo school waiting for mobile classrooms

2015-05-19 17:31

A crumbling, snake-infested school in a village near the Limpopo capital of Polokwane is hoping to get mobile classrooms soon.

Vet in Modise case guilty of breaking rules

2015-05-19 15:04

The veterinarian who assisted the NSPCA in their investigation on Thandi Modise’s farm in North West has been found guilty on two charges of contravening the SA Veterinary Council’s rules.

Skabenga the Oyster Box cat may have been ill

2015-05-19 12:08

The Oyster Box hotel’s missing cat Skabenga may have been ill, and missed a vet appointment booked for him.

Chinese police shoot killer lion

2015-05-18 11:41

Chinese police have shot dead a lion that killed a keeper, state media reported, in the country's second such zookeeper death this year.

Zim poacher tried to sell pangolin on Facebook - conservation group

2015-05-15 12:49

A poacher in Zimbabwe tried to sell an endangered pangolin on Facebook for $7 000, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says.

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