ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Limpopo government investigating illegal hunting

2016-09-23 22:44

The Limpopo department of environment and tourism is investigating a case of suspected illegal game hunting in Polokwane.

Food-based reward system used to train mine rats in Mozambique

2016-09-23 17:02

As with any highly-specialised training course, occasionally youngsters struggle. This time though the youngsters are rats.

7 rare white wild cats born at Poland zoo

2016-09-22 16:21

Seven rare white wild cats - four lions and three tigers - have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland.

PICS: Zoo throws wedding for lions, complete with meat cake

2016-09-22 11:01

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and encouraging the animals to mate.

Dog fighting for its life after being stabbed in the chest

2016-09-20 19:50

A dog is fighting for its life after an intruder stabbed it in the chest at a home in Allens Nek, Roodepoort, paramedics said.

Kenya: Dozens protest planned rail line over wildlife park

2016-09-16 20:00

Dozens of angry people have marched in Kenya's capital to protest plans to build a railway line over the country's oldest national park.

Houston Zoo announces death of African lion Jonathan

2016-09-15 16:16

The Houston Zoo has announced the death of an 18-year-old African lion which had lived at the zoo for a decade.

To save rhino, we need to save the poor - SANParks scientist

2016-09-14 10:10

The key to successfully battling rhino poaching may be depended on aiding poor communities living around South Africa's national parks, a SANParks scientist has told Parliament.

Protected brown bear found shot dead in Spain

2016-09-13 17:27

Spanish police have opened an investigation after tourists discovered the body of a brown bear, a protected species in Spain, with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Private rhino owners have lost R1.45bn fighting poaching

2016-09-13 15:33

Private rhino owners have lost R1.45bn fighting poaching since 2009, Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs has heard.

 

Less than 1 000 wildebeest left in Central Kalahari... but there is hope

2016-09-23 20:43

There could be fewer than 1 000 wildebeest left in Botswana's vast and forbidding Central Kalahari, says a leading researcher.

WATCH: Limpopo vet presents world's first test-tube buffalo calf

2016-09-23 09:43

The first Cape buffalo calf conceived through in vitro fertilisation has been born on a game farm in Limpopo, in a breakthrough in the fight to preserve endangered animals.

Massive decline in cheetah populations in Zimbabwe, survey shows

2016-09-22 11:28

Zimbabwe’s population of endangered cheetahs has declined by around 85% in the last 15 years with no more than 170 of these beautiful big cats left, a new study shows.

Ugandan wildlife dying in national park from drought

2016-09-21 18:51

A Ugandan wildlife official says scores of animals have died in a national park because of drought.

Snap-happy tourist spooks elephant, is killed

2016-09-18 22:28

A police official says an elephant has killed an Italian tourist in a Kenyan reserve after he provoked the animal while trying to get a better photo.

Belgium's first baby panda named 'Treasure of Heaven'

2016-09-16 08:25

A Belgian zoo has finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.

It's a boy! Orangutan born at National Zoo, 1st in 25 years

2016-09-15 11:14

National Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a Bornean orangutan, the first at the zoo in 25 years

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

2016-09-13 20:09

In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink.

Eats shoots and rarely breeds: Giant pandas still at risk

2016-09-13 17:27

The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks, including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centres say.

Rhino poaching declines in SA in 2016

2016-09-11 14:34

Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined so far this year compared to last year, but elephant poaching has shown an increase, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has announced.

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