Cyclist allegedly killed by giraffe

2015-04-28 09:28

A cyclist has died after apparently being attacked by a giraffe while cycling at a game lodge, Limpopo police say.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks, smuggled from Kenya

2015-04-27 07:50

Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6m hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history.

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers

2015-04-25 20:01

Thailand's controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in its care, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals.

Child survives leopard attack in his home

2015-04-23 20:24

A child has survived a terrifying attack by a leopard which stalked him inside his home in northern Zimbabwe, the state wildlife authority says.

Scottish collie gets behind wheel of runaway vehicle

2015-04-22 21:05

A border collie inspired a traffic scare and social media gold after he plunged down a hill and onto a highway in his master's vehicle.

Denmark outlaws sex with animals

2015-04-22 13:52

Denmark has outlawed bestiality, putting the small Scandinavian country in line with several European neighbours, including Germany, Sweden and Norway.

Thailand makes 'biggest seizure' of ivory tusks worth $6m

2015-04-20 13:22

Thai customs officials have seized four tons of ivory worth $6m, authorities say, in what the department called the largest bust of its kind in Thailand's history.

Kids of Cold War crocs going home

2015-04-19 16:06

Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Wolverine tranquilised at US airport after chewing through cage

2015-04-17 18:48

Authorities at Newark International Airport in New Jersey have tranquilised a wolverine who was enroute from Norway to an Alaskan wildlife centre on Wednesday after discovering the wild animal had chewed through his metal carrier.

2 Seattle elephants on long trip to Oklahoma City Zoo

2015-04-16 12:19

Loaded in climate-controlled crates aboard a flatbed truck and accompanied by an entourage and special snacks, two aging female elephants have left a Seattle zoo on a 3 200km trip to their new home in Oklahoma City.


Plucky pooch saved from death

2015-04-27 09:53

Starved and emaciated with a fractured jaw and covered in mange, a battered and discarded street dog has been given a new lease on life thanks to a Good Samaritan.

Determined little girls save dying baby turtle in Cape Town

2015-04-26 14:16

The determination of a 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old sister saved a baby Loggerhead turtle, dubbed Rosie, who was on the verge of death in Gordon's Bay, near Cape Town.

Woolly mammoths die lingering death

2015-04-23 22:43

The most complete genetic information assembled on woolly mammoths is providing insight into their demise, revealing they suffered two population crashes.

Coyote roaming Manhattan triggers massive hunt

2015-04-22 23:56

A coyote spotted in an exclusive Manhattan neighbourhood has touched off a massive police hunt that has shut down Riverside Park.

India plans more tiger reserves

2015-04-22 20:13

India is planning more tiger reserves across the country, bolstered by a recent survey that shows the big cats' numbers are growing.

Chimpanzees return home after Ebola threat

2015-04-21 12:49

In the rising afternoon humidity, 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to Ebola.

North West dairy farmer guilty of animal cruelty

2015-04-20 12:00

A North West dairy farmer now has a criminal record after admitting to charges of animal cruelty, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) says.

Adventurous raccoon makes 58-storey climb

2015-04-18 07:16

A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 213m up a downtown skyscraper.

Dogs are our best friends

2015-04-16 20:50

Dogs are called 'man's best friend' - women's, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

2015-04-16 09:07

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the US when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group says.

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