Are pit bulls safe as pets?

2017-01-20 09:57

Should pit bulls be banned as pets? The debate has surfaced after two young siblings were attacked by their family dog in Durban during the weekend.

Meet Mthatha beekeeper Thoko Njemla

2017-01-19 09:01

Thoko Njemla, 51, who took up beekeeping 15 years ago after struggling to find work, now has five people from her village working for her and harvests tons of honey every year.

16 KZN school kids stung by bees, 2 critical

2017-01-18 20:09

Sixteen children have been stung by bees at a school in Umkomaas on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, say local paramedics.

Kuruman under quarantine for suspected African horse sickness

2017-01-16 18:08

The Northern Cape town of Kuruman, and surrounding areas, have been placed under quarantine after a suspected case of African horse sickness was reported in the John Taolo District Municipality.

Fleeing suspects threw rhino horn out of car window

2017-01-16 06:11

Three men will appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on charges of illegally possessing a rhino horn, thought to have been cut off a rhino shot with her calf.

NYC quarantines 50 sick kitties

2017-01-13 19:08

Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu.

Women wrestle 4m python off German Shepherd

2017-01-11 12:16

When a python bit a dog and started winding its powerful body around it, two screaming women fought back.

Four little pigs no fairytale for Cradock residents

2017-01-10 12:11

It's not quite the fairytale of the 'Three Little Pigs' for Cradock residents, as four (not so little) pigs have gone on a feeding frenzy.

Mbombela residents demand total fireworks ban

2017-01-09 19:05

Mbombela residents have started a petition to demand a total ban on the use and sale of fireworks after several pets died during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Why Zimbabwe's use of elephants to pay off old debt to China is problematic

2017-01-09 17:08

Zimbabwe are looking to resolve a debt to China by selling animals to them. But one of the concerns is that the elephants sold will eventually be farmed and their ivory harvested, writes Keith Somerville.


Extinction threatens 60% of primates

2017-01-19 18:23

From gorillas to gibbons, about 60% of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found.

Man mauled by lion died from unrelated complications - dept

2017-01-18 21:08

A man who died days after being mauled by a lion did not succumb to his wounds, says the Mpumalanga health department.

Donkey reflectors! Vets' bright bid to stop Zimbabwe's donkey road carnage

2017-01-18 09:10

It's a grim sight along roads leading to the Beitbridge border post in Zimbabwe: donkeys, killed or maimed by drivers travelling at night. So a group of vets in Zimbabwe has come up with a simple, inexpensive solution.

'Bambi' rescued from ashes of Ocean View fire

2017-01-16 10:01

A tiny, orphaned grysbokkie named Bambi is on the mend after being rescued from the hot ashes of last week's devastating fires in Ocean View, Cape Town.

Family dog mauls 3-year-old to death

2017-01-14 22:11

A three-year-old girl has been mauled to death by their family dog in Locke Place in Mayville, Durban.

Chicken slaughterhouse sold rotten meat to public

2017-01-11 20:59

The SPCA has shut down an illegal chicken slaughterhouse that sold rotten meat to the public in Soweto.

Oh deer: monkey caught in flagrante delict-doe

2017-01-10 18:56

Scientists have revealed the "highly unusual" behaviour of a male monkey filmed trying to have sex with female deer in Japan - a rare case of inter-species nookie.

US announces toothless polar bear plan

2017-01-09 22:13

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its recovery plan for threatened polar bears but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

Pet rescue: A day in the life of SPCA inspectors

2017-01-09 18:01

When I joined the Durban and Coast SPCA on their rounds, I was told eight cases was a quiet day.

Limpopo rhino poaching case postponed

2017-01-09 16:38

The case against three men who were found in possession of a rhino horn in Limpopo has been postponed.

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