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China outrage over 'panda abuse' video

2017-07-28 19:33

Viral video footage of giant panda cubs being dragged and hurled around by staff at a Chinese breeding centre has sparked online outrage and accusations of cruelty towards the country's favourite animal. WATCH

Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow

2017-07-27 17:53

Polar bear mum Venus frolics in the snow with her eight-month-old cub in Ranua Wildlife Park in the summer heat of the northern wilds of Finland's Lapland

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

2017-07-26 21:46

It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to higher ground.

Dog 'sent from heaven' to comfort widow

2017-07-24 16:26

A dachshund that arrived on a farm in the Rouxville district on the day the farmer was buried and immediately brought comfort to the widow is believed to have been 'heaven sent'.

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

2017-07-23 20:25

Two young elephants washed out to sea have been saved from drowning by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

Zim deploys 150 rangers, police after latest cyanide killings in national park

2017-07-22 16:00

Zimbabwe has deployed 150 parks rangers, police officers and environmental clean-up personnel in the wake of the latest suspected poisoning incident in Hwange National Park, a parks spokesperson says.

Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

2017-07-21 19:08

First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose 2015 killing by an American hunter ignited international outrage.

Trophy hunter shoots dead Cecil the lion's cub in Zim

2017-07-21 11:30

A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride have confirmed.

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

2017-07-18 18:12

A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning near his suburban New York home jumped in and dragged it to shore

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

 

Two elephants shot after trampling Zim cop to death

2017-07-28 08:19

Two more elephants have been shot dead in Zimbabwe after they trampled a policeman to death in the east of the country, conservationists say.

R170 000 raised for family of 3-year-old dog attack victim

2017-07-27 12:02

An online fundraising drive to help pay the medical costs for a three-year-old Cape Town girl and her grandfather, who were mauled by dogs, has reached almost 70% of its target in just a month.

Surprise move to merge Shark and Park boards in KwaZulu-Natal

2017-07-26 21:30

The KwaZulu-Natal government is planning to weld together two very different organisations: one that was set up to protect animals from people, the other to protect people from animals.

No butts about it: Tiger and goat cohabitate

2017-07-23 21:51

A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

Zim parks authority disputes Xanda the lion's link to Cecil

2017-07-23 13:30

Zimbabwe’s state parks authority says there’s no DNA evidence to link Xanda the lion to Cecil, after Xanda was killed by a hunter near Hwange National Park.

Fairly rare Sub-Antarctic Fur seal pup ‘wormed his way into our hearts,’ Cape of Good Hope SPCA says

2017-07-22 10:59

A visitor from the south in Cape Town, “Edward Flipperhands”, is set to be released next week, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

Death of Cecil's cub Xanda 'a devastating loss': conservationist

2017-07-21 12:50

The death of another iconic lion at the hands of a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe is a “devastating loss” that adds to pressures already threatening the species, a leading conservationist has said.

Ritual chicken finds good luck after thrown into sea at Port Shepstone

2017-07-19 14:28

A chicken that was thrown into the sea as part of a traditional ritual in Port Shepstone has ended up with all the luck after it emerged unscathed, and with a safe new home.

Europe horse meat scam revealed

2017-07-16 20:29

Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption.

A report will determine reason for lions being shot – SANParks

2017-07-14 15:48

A report from officials who were on the ground when escaped Kruger National Park lions had to be shot – will determine the reason behind the fatal shootings, SANparks spokesperson says.

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