ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with stray from Gobi race

2016-08-26 17:23

Ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through a gruelling desert race in China.

Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

2016-08-24 12:39

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

India cows get glow-in-the-dark horns to stop crashes

2016-08-23 21:05

Police in central India have been sticking glow-in-the-dark strips on the horns of stray cattle to prevent motorists from crashing into the animals as they wander across roads at night.

Cincinnati Zoo cans Twitter account amid Harambe histrionics

2016-08-23 17:15

The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla, has been taken down.

Drunk woman decapitates pet snakes and swallows heads, avoids jail time

2016-08-19 12:15

A woman from Market Drayton, England, who drunkenly decapitated her two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and swallowed their heads, has been spared jail time. Warning: graphic content.

Namibia has lost 37 rhino to poachers this year – report

2016-08-18 13:07

Save the Rhino Trust Namibia has called for a demonstration this week outside a court in Omararu against the release on bail of two suspected rhino horn smugglers, as the authorities confirmed 37 rhino had been lost to poachers in Namibia this year.

Boy, 4, killed by family Labrador in horror attack

2016-08-17 19:00

An inquest docket is being investigated by Oudtshoorn police after a little boy was mauled by the family dog.

Charred remains of 3 of Namibia's iconic desert lions found

2016-08-16 14:07

The last remaining member of an iconic pride of desert lions in the Namib has been translocated nearly 300km from where his brothers were poisoned and burnt last week, a conservation group says.

Polish govt faces reputation test at famed horse auction

2016-08-14 20:13

Poland's right-wing government is facing a test of its reputation at - of all places - a horse auction at a 199-year-old stud farm.

Pretoria hotel probing tiger's escape

2016-08-12 19:02

Management of The Farm Inn Country Hotel and Wildlife Sanctuary is investigating to how its tiger escaped from the Silverlakes premises and went for a stroll outside.

 

Family devastated after cops shoot their puppy

2016-08-25 12:19

A devastated Pietermaritzburg family is threatening to press charges against police for shooting and killing their three-month-old puppy.

WATCH: Very proud penguin gets promoted to Brigadier

2016-08-24 08:04

A penguin from Edinburgh Zoo has been promoted from knight to Brigadier in the King of Norway's Guard.

Last animals set to leave 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza

2016-08-23 19:18

A team of foreign veterinarians have begun taking measures to evacuate the last surviving animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip that has been dubbed "the world's worst".

Exhibition on this weekend for SPCA Alexandra clinic

2016-08-20 14:10

Dog and art enthusiasts can visit Graham’s Fine Art Gallery in Bryanston this weekend to help the Sandton SPCA raise money for its mobile clinic project.

Namibia drills boreholes to save 100 hippos stranded in mud ponds

2016-08-18 14:36

In a last-ditch attempt to save at least 100 hippos stranded in mud ponds in northern Namibia, authorities are drilling three boreholes to try to increase the water levels, a report says.

SA vineyard's duck parade doubles as pest control

2016-08-18 06:55

A South African farm has been winning praise from environmentalists for using more than 1 000 Indian runner ducks instead of chemicals to eradicate pests like snails and bugs from its vineyards.

Outcry in Canada over video showing spear-hunted bear

2016-08-17 18:53

An online video showing an American hunter spearing a black bear and leaving the animal to die in the Canadian woods has prompted outrage and calls to ban the "archaic" practice.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

2016-08-14 21:23

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger, has been found in Malaysia, a wildlife official says.

Bangladesh has jumbo problem with rescued elephant

2016-08-14 17:36

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital after it was carried from India to Bangladesh by raging floodwaters and became stuck in a swampy area.

Man gets 4 years in prison for setting dog on fire

2016-08-12 16:59

A Georgia man in US has been sentenced to four years in prison for setting his family's dog house on fire in suburban Atlanta while the dog was inside.

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