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'Hungry bear' crisis grips far east Russian region

2017-10-17 08:38

Large numbers of hungry, aggressive bears are approaching humans and have killed two people in Russia's far east due to depleting food sources, a forestry worker has told AFP.

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp

2017-10-15 17:02

Wild elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh.

Border jumper killed in suspected hippo attack - report

2017-10-13 10:50

A Zimbabwean man has been killed in a suspected attack by a hippopotamus while trying to cross illegally into South Africa, a report says.

US woman wakes to find bear in living room

2017-10-11 08:49

A woman in Oregon forgot to latch her front door an awoke to find a 70kg bear in her living room.

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

2017-10-08 14:41

Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, says an official.

Police: Dog on highway didn't want to leave dead dog's side

2017-10-06 21:01

Police in New Jersey say they had to coax a German Shepherd abandoned on a busy interstate to leave a dead pit bull that it was found lying next to.

WATCH: Zim rangers kick, hit elephant during ‘capture for Chinese client’ - paper

2017-10-04 10:55

A video has emerged of Zimbabwean parks rangers in the main Hwange National Park capturing young wild elephants, allegedly for export to China.

'A sad day for donkeys in Zimbabwe': groups slam plans for meat factory

2017-10-03 16:01

Zimbabwe has announced plans to open its first donkey abattoir, sparking outrage from animal welfare groups.

The horse that would be a zebra

2017-10-01 06:00

A tale of arguably South Africa’s most bizarre horse will soon hit the shelves.

Judge: Woman convicted of abuse can't own pets for 20 years

2017-09-28 12:20

A judge is telling a Pennsylvania woman convicted of animal cruelty she can't possess or be in control of any animals for the next 20 years.

 

UK coast guard comes to aid of struggling dog in North Sea

2017-10-16 06:51

A waterlogged dog has the coast guard to thank for coming to its rescue in the North Sea.

Crocodile suspected of killing Australia woman with dementia

2017-10-13 11:01

Authorities in northern Australia have been searching for a crocodile suspected of killing a dementia patient who wandered from a nursing home.

Half-starved lion cub found abandoned in French flat

2017-10-11 17:37

A half-starved lion cub has been found in an empty apartment in a gritty Paris suburb after being abandoned by a man who hired the creature to show off, investigators say.

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

2017-10-09 11:42

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there.

Leopard caught after 36 hours on prowl in India factory

2017-10-06 21:45

A leopard on the loose inside India's largest car factory has been caught and tranquilised after sparking a frantic search by 200 police and wildlife officials.

Bird flu detected in Joburg, but don't panic, say officials

2017-10-05 15:10

The City of Johannesburg has said the strain of bird flu that has been picked up in the city is not contagious to humans.

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

2017-10-04 07:25

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research has shown, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

Rock climbers rescue dog trapped on West Rand cliff

2017-10-02 16:12

A dog that was trapped on a high ledge in the Kings Kloof area near Krugersdorp has been rescued after being spotted by mountain climbers.

Poachers target Africa's lions, vultures with poison

2017-09-28 13:00

Conservationists fear the poisoning of African wildlife is escalating in some areas, saying relatively easy access to agricultural chemicals and the surging illegal market for animal parts are putting some already beleaguered species under more pressure.

Eastern Cape man gets year in jail for having sex with donkey

2017-09-28 11:42

The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the sentencing of a young man who pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a donkey in Mount Fletcher, Eastern Cape.

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