Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

2017-03-27 20:54

The mustang in the rear view mirror turned out not to be an iconic Ford, but a real horse running on a Northern California highway - followed by a mule.

Dogs saved from South Korea butchers arrive in NY

2017-03-26 22:10

A dog meat farm in South Korea is missing 46 dogs that have arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport after being rescued.

Zoo nixing lap naps for prem hippo

2017-03-25 13:31

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 45kg, meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.

Tiger crushed to death in bungled rescue

2017-03-21 19:27

Indian conservation authorities are investigating the death of a tiger after it was crushed by an earth mover in a bungled operation by rescue workers.

Dig deeper before mocking 'crazy' pet parents

2017-03-21 11:21

It's easy to jump directly to "crazy cat lady" or poke fun at "stay-at-home dog moms" when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets.

Suspected 4m crocodile kills fisherman in Australia

2017-03-20 20:44

A fisherman whose body has been pulled from the water was likely killed by a large crocodile, police have said, after his empty dinghy and speargun were found in northern Australia.

Australia teen 'punches croc' in miracle escape

2017-03-19 12:23

An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics say, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river.

Thai elephant hospital, short of money, at risk of closing

2017-03-17 20:01

In Thailand, what is believed to be the world's first elephant hospital, says it may have to close because of budgetary problems after a decade of declining contributions.

New Zealand police fatally shoot airport security dog

2017-03-17 15:43

New Zealand police have shot and killed a young security dog at the Auckland Airport after it escaped its handler and ran loose for more than three hours on the tarmac, disrupting at least 16 flights.

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

2017-03-15 22:54

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants the 40 animals.


Fruit fuelled evolution of a bigger brain - study

2017-03-27 19:24

Humans likely developed large and powerful brains, researchers say, with the help of what is today the simplest of snacks - fruit.

Wild elephants rescued from muddy bomb crater in Cambodia

2017-03-25 17:00

Eleven wild elephants, including a calf, have been rescued from a mud-filled bomb crater in Cambodia after being in the swampy waters for four days.

Baboon hands found dangling from Cape Town home's wall

2017-03-25 06:52

Baboon limbs have been found hanging from the wall of a home in Belville, Cape Town, allegedly to protect it from intruders, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

Czechs saw off rhino horns as precaution

2017-03-21 17:29

A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the killing of a rhino at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal's horn.

KZN Ezemvelo investigating cheetah attack

2017-03-20 22:23

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife officials are investigating a cheetah attack at a lodge in which a teenager was injured, a spokesperson said.

Romania hosts show for 1 600 exotic pets

2017-03-20 16:00

A tabby with big furry claws and slobbery wrinkled pugs have been the stars at a show in Romania featuring over 1 600 exotic pets.

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

2017-03-17 21:22

The first naturally fluorescent has been was discovered in Argentina - almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers says.

New Zealand dad fights off cheetah to save son in KZN

2017-03-17 17:51

A New Zealand father has managed to save his teen son after the youngster was reportedly attacked by a cheetah at a safari park in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal.

Pit bulls attack two Durban beachgoers

2017-03-17 14:40

Two pit bulls have attacked and bit two beachgoers at the Bluff, paramedics have said.

NSPCA threatens Transnet with criminal charges over alleged plans with cats

2017-03-15 19:02

The NSPCA has condemned Transnet's alleged plan to poison stray cats on its properties, saying it would bring criminal charges if the company went through with it but Transnet says it has no such plans.

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