ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Suspected poachers to appear in court

2015-01-27 12:47

Three police constables and an ex-field ranger implicated in rhino poaching are expected to appear in Mbombela Regional Court.

US woman drowns puppy in toilet to get on plane

2015-01-27 08:40

A Florida woman has allegedly drowned a two-week-old Doberman in a US airport toilet because she wasn't allowed to board a flight with the puppy, media reports say.

Uganda seizes massive ivory, pangolin haul

2015-01-26 08:44

Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police say.

Death by chocolate: a problem for bears

2015-01-22 23:02

New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods.

Pangolin poachers caught in Zim

2015-01-22 10:29

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested five pangolin poachers in two separate incidents.

Catcam busts burglars in Sweden

2015-01-21 22:26

A Swedish woman keeping an eye on her cats via a webcam in her apartment caught burglars in the act and tipped off the police, who arrested them.

Rabbit breeders criticise pope's sex comments

2015-01-20 20:44

The pope's comment that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" has caused offense among Germany's rabbit breeders.

Visiting dog brings joy to old age home

2015-01-19 14:02

Residents of a KwaZulu-Natal old age home say regular visits from a Border Collie named Rodger are the highlight of their day.

Zim schools send lion warning to parents

2015-01-17 13:25

Schools in Zimbabwe's city of Bulawayo have sent warnings to parents after three lions were reportedly spotted there, the official Chronicle reports.

New legless amphibian species found in Cambodia

2015-01-16 13:03

A new species of legless amphibian resembling a giant earthworm or a snake has been discovered in a remote but threatened area of Cambodian rainforest.

Wallaby missing in Washington state

2015-01-14 23:02

Volunteers are searching a wooded area north of Seattle for a missing marsupial who bounded away from its crate during a transfer to a local petting zoo last week.

40kg dog carried to safety down Table Mountain

2015-01-14 09:08

A dog owner from Newlands in Cape Town is happy to have his dog in good health after he struggled to carry the injured animal down Table Mountain.

Irate farmers call for 2 elephants to be killed

2015-01-13 12:01

Farmers in the Lephalale area are calling for two bull elephants to be killed after they crossed the border from Botswana into South Africa.

US Labrador takes the bus solo, delighting passengers

2015-01-13 08:31

A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop.

Police dog stabbed to death by robber

2015-01-12 11:46
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A police dog handler is mourning the death of her 7-year-old German Shepherd, who was stabbed to death while apprehending a knife-wielding suspect.

Abandoned Scottish dog wanted the world over

2015-01-09 17:57

Dog lovers from around the world are competing to adopt a mongrel with a serious eye condition abandoned by its owner at a railway station with a suitcase of belongings.

Boa constrictor slithers out of San Diego toilet

2015-01-09 10:35

A boa constrictor has caused panic at a downtown San Diego office after crawling out of a toilet from an upstairs apartment.

Wild boar savages princess's pig

2015-01-08 17:24

Farmers have been served a warning after a wild boar broke into a pen at Princess Anne's country estate and killed a prized pig.

Bao Bao melts hearts

2015-01-07 22:20

Washington's popular panda cub Bao Bao is melting hearts playing in snow for the first time.

Jolie, Pitt donate cheetah enclosure in Namibia

2015-01-07 13:09

American film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have continued supporting a Namibian private wildlife sanctuary with a new enclosure for endangered cheetah the latest donation, the sanctuary says.

Japan's harpoonless whalers heading for Antarctic

2015-01-06 14:05

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the UN’s top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government says.

Toxic biscuits kill monkeys in India

2015-01-05 16:17

Fourteen monkeys have died after snatching and then eating biscuits laced with rat poison in eastern India.

Guest house owners respond to brutal dog beating

2015-01-05 09:50

The owners of a guest house who have been accused of animal cruelty after beating their neighbours' dog to death have responded to the incident with gruesome photos of their own.

Maasai kill 6 lions after livestock attack

2015-01-02 18:27

Angry Maasai herders in Tanzania have killed six lions that had attacked livestock, in the latest clash between man and beast in the region.

More needed to stop cattle disease - MEC

2015-01-01 16:01

Further action is needed to prevent an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Umkhanyakude district, northern KwaZulu-Natal, provincial agriculture MEC Cyril Xaba says.

 

Name a cockroach after your ex this Valentine’s Day

2015-01-27 08:43

The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

2015-01-26 11:45

The US Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales.

Taiwan toughens law after star hippo death

2015-01-23 15:21

Taiwanese authorities have toughened animal cruelty laws in the wake of the death of a performing hippopotamus that once starred in a popular soap opera.

2014 rhino toll 1 215

2015-01-22 20:41

The annual number of rhino poached rose to 1 215 last year, prompting the World Wide Fund for Nature to call for strategic action.

Businesses save Kalahari elephant

2015-01-22 05:00

Local business people in Namibia have stepped in to save an elephant bull roaming commercial farms that had been branded a problem animal.

Frenzied crowd hacks cattle after truck overturns

2015-01-21 15:55

A crowd of people have tried to hack meat off live cattle after a trailer they were being transported in overturned on the N1 in Gauteng.

India's tiger population jumps

2015-01-20 17:39

India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, has reported a jump in the animal's numbers.

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Zimbabwe to sell elephants

2015-01-16 17:14

Zimbabwe says it is cash-strapped and will export elephants for funds despite objections.

Unruly elephants threaten traffic during mating season

2015-01-15 12:24

While recent viral images of elephants attacking cars in Thailand have captured worldwide attention, park officials say aggressive pachyderms are a serious problem, especially during mating season.

Polar bears migrate north seeking ice

2015-01-14 12:00

Some polar bear clusters have slowly moved to islands north of Canada, which are retaining the Arctic ice for longer, according to a new scientific study.

40kg dog carried to safety down Table Mountain

2015-01-13 14:55

A dog owner from Newlands in Cape Town is happy to have his dog in good health after he struggled to carry the injured animal down Table Mountain.

Bear electrocuted for biting off toddler's hand

2015-01-13 11:45

A captive Asiatic black bear in Vietnam has been electrocuted to death to force it to release the arm of a three-year-old boy, news reports say.

Eucalyptus study could be the key to koala survival

2015-01-12 12:29

Studying eucalyptus leaves could hold the key to understanding why the existence of the iconic koala is under threat and also help secure its future, says a Danish-based researcher.

Orangutan returns to wild, but abandons son

2015-01-11 12:22

A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery has returned to the rain forests of Indonesia's Sumatra island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group says.

Swedish court stops hotly disputed wolf hunt

2015-01-09 14:51

A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

Ricky Gervais joins fight to free bear named Little Ricky

2015-01-08 21:00

Ricky Gervais has joined the fight to free a female bear that's been an attraction at a central Pennsylvania ice cream shop for nearly two decades.

Croc kills wife, man kills croc

2015-01-08 17:23

A fisherman has hunted down and killed a giant crocodile after it ate his wife, who was two months pregnant.

Black mamba kills Botswana boy

2015-01-07 19:58

An 11-year-old boy has been killed by a black mamba snake in the Selibi-Phikwe district in central Botswana.

US panda cub Bao Bao gets first taste of snow

2015-01-07 11:12

Bao Bao, a panda born just over a year ago at Washington's National Zoo to the capital city's great delight, played in the snow for the first time.

Dogs bred for meat in S Korea start new life in US

2015-01-06 09:56

A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area to be adopted as pets.

2 suspected rhino poachers shot dead in Kruger Park

2015-01-05 13:12

Two suspected rhino poachers have been shot dead after they opened fire on rangers in the Kruger National Park.

Baby gorilla moves to 2nd Ohio zoo

2015-01-03 20:13

A baby gorilla shunned by its mom and raised by human keepers in hairy vests has arrived at a new Ohio zoo.

Indonesian frog is one of a kind

2015-01-02 07:28

Its fangs are not what makes the newly identified Indonesian frog species Limnonectes larvaepartus unique on Earth. The way it makes babies does.

Man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers

2014-12-31 09:42

A Chinese man has been jailed for 13 years for buying and eating endangered tigers and making wine out of their blood, it has been reported.

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