Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

2014-07-30 15:09

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility saY.

Paris tourists share picnics with rats

2014-07-30 11:51

On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the Tuileries garden. It's a stone's throw from the Louvre museum, with just one drawback, the rats.

Great apes face extinction - Goodall

2014-07-30 05:00

The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall says.

Kids with pets likely to hate meat

2014-07-29 15:04

Children who have pets when they are younger are less likely to eat meat according to a new research study.

Inspectors threatened at Modise's farm - report

2014-07-29 10:35

Two NSPCA inspectors are expected to lay charges against Thandi Modise's farm manager and spokesperson after allegedly being threatened with violence at her farm, according to a report.

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

2014-07-28 13:30

Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

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2014-07-27 16:00

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Lucifer gets acupuncture

2014-07-25 13:11

Some vets are really brave. They are willing to treat all kinds of scary, veracious beasts; one vet in the UK however has gone further: Performing acupuncture on a lion.

How our animals are dying

2014-07-25 07:26

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined by 45%, researchers say.

WATCH: Whale lifts kayaker right out of the water

2014-07-24 12:13

Two kayakers had an unexpected and rather terrifying close encounter with whales off the coast of Puerto Madryn in Argentina recently. Take a look!

Dogs get jealous

2014-07-23 22:27

Dogs show jealousy when their owners spend time with what appears to be another dog, suggesting that the emotion may have survivalist roots.

PICS: Knysna elephant caught on camera

2014-07-23 08:34

Long left to the realm of myth and legend, new camera trap photographs prove that elephants still roam around the Garden Route forests.

France responsible for toxic algae death

2014-07-22 14:22

A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae.

Bush rock stars: Aardvark

2014-07-21 16:32

While the South African bush may be famous for its Big 5, it's also home to a whole bunch of smaller creatures that slip under the average tourist's radar... and seem to prefer it that way.

'Rhino poachers' face more than 1 800 charges

2014-07-21 14:32

Eleven people, including veterinarians and professional hunters, have appeared briefly in the High Court in Pretoria on various charges relating to rhino poaching, illegal hunting and racketeering.

Monkey study dampens hopes for AIDS cure

2014-07-21 12:22

The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-AIDS drugs within days of entering the body, a study says, dampening hopes for a human cure.

SANParks plans rhino rescue operation

2014-07-20 09:21

As the rhino poaching issue intensifies, the Kruger National Park plans a last-ditch effort to evacuate 500 rhino to secret locations in a desperate bid to save the species.

Woman killed by pitbulls in E Cape

2014-07-18 15:50

Eastern Cape police say a woman has been killed by pitbulls in Baysville, East London while walking along a road.

Photo of the day: Surfing dogs

2014-07-17 16:33

The world's biggest dog surfing competition took place over the past weekend. Check out this adorable little guy catching a wave!


Parisian tourists picnic with rats

2014-07-30 12:01

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight.

Bid to save tiger threatened by poor data: WWF

2014-07-30 10:36

Efforts to save the tiger are being undermined by a lack of information about how many of the endangered cats live in the wild, the conservation group WWF says.

US plans to ban import of boa constrictors

2014-07-29 11:46

A US proposal to ban the import and interstate sale of boa constrictors and four other snake species prompted protests from exotic pet owners and concern among Florida wildlife regulators.

Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

2014-07-29 08:18

Some wild mammal species are being driven to extinction for their fur, hides, horns or tusks, but the pangolin is being eaten out of existence by wealthy humans.

Koala survives terrifying ride clinging to car

2014-07-28 12:34

Timberwolf the koala was lucky to be alive after surviving a terrifying 88km ride down an Australian freeway. The male was struck by a vehicle and latched onto the bottom of the car.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

2014-07-28 07:25

The enduring popularity of 'little tiger' as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

2014-07-25 22:18

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat.

Top 5 travel stories for the week

2014-07-25 15:47

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Monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

2014-07-25 10:43

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study says.

Cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

2014-07-24 12:43

For the first time in 30 years, palaeontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves: The bones of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of an ancient cave.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

2014-07-24 11:36

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers say.

Elephants have a sense of smell second to none

2014-07-23 10:28

Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists.

Bush rockstar: Serval

2014-07-23 08:15

If you thought the Big 5 were cool, you haven't met these guys!

Bats use a compass to find their way at night

2014-07-22 17:42

A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark.

Reasons why pork is better than beef

2014-07-22 11:49

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a new study.

Bush rockstar: Aardvark

2014-07-21 17:22

If you thought the Big 5 were cool, you haven't met these guys!

Bush rock stars: The Serval

2014-07-21 16:31

While the Big 5 may be impressive, the bush's Secret Seven are far more fascinating.

Sanctuary saves tragically abused animals

2014-07-21 13:45

The Communal Living Biopark Pachuca is the first refuge of its kind in Mexico to rescue, rehabilitate and relocate exotic animals.

In Poland, hedgehogs find a saviour

2014-07-21 08:32

A Polish man has set up Poland's first and only hedgehog shelter after he came across hundreds of the small, quilled mammals that had been killed or maimed in run-ins with humans.

Madonsela inspects fence at KZN game park

2014-07-18 21:07

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has inspected the fencing at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park following complaints of attacks by wild animals.

Evolution of pig trade between China & US

2014-07-16 10:42

European pig producers have found a lucrative market selling porkers to China for breeding purposes. But a new study shows that this business is a remarkable tale of trade flowing in reverse.

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