ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Keeper dies after tiger attack at China zoo

2015-03-27 19:47

A tiger has killed a zookeeper in eastern China, attacking him while he was cleaning the animal’s enclosure.

Elephant hauler gets stuck, pachyderms keep truck upright

2015-03-25 14:48

Louisiana authorities responding to a tractor-trailer stuck on the muddy shoulder of a highway have been astounded to see what was keeping it from overturning – elephants.

Tokyo aquarium baffled by mystery fish deaths

2015-03-25 09:59

Workers at a Tokyo aquarium are scratching their heads after the deaths of dozens of fish that have left just one lonely tuna roaming a once-flourishing tank.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

Zim blames elephant exports on US

2015-03-21 20:09

Zimbabwe has said it will export dozens of elephants to raise money for conservation after hunting revenues fell when the US banned the import of ivory from elephants hunted in the southern African nation.

Costumed goose thanks Prince Charles in US

2015-03-20 05:00

An animal rights activist wearing a goose costume has thanked Britain's Prince Charles in front of the White House for his opposition to foie gras.

Alaska seeks pet protection in domestic violence cases

2015-03-18 18:47

The well-being of pets would be considered in divorce, domestic violence and other types of cases under a bill introduced in the Alaska legislature, lawmakers have said.

Free State highway a dumping ground for cat, dog bodies

2015-03-18 10:19

The R700 highway in Free State seems to have become the dumping ground for the carcasses of cats and dogs, Netwerk24 has reported.

US pets may soon get to use medical marijuana

2015-03-18 08:22

Senator Tick Segerblom is sponsoring a measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.

Courageous kitty finds home after 200km journey on petrol tank

2015-03-17 09:57

A plucky kitten has emerged unscathed after a 200km journey in the undercarriage of a bakkie.

 

Lioness kept as pet in Pakistan gives birth

2015-03-26 20:56

An African lioness kept as a pet in central Pakistan has given birth to a litter of 5 cubs.

Gun drills and discipline at SA anti-poaching school

2015-03-25 13:19

Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously.

Chicken-sexing breakthrough earns award for German scientist

2015-03-24 09:34

A breakthrough that will spare male baby chickens the chop after they hatch has won a German scientist a €30 000 prize for animal protection.

Frenchman fights to make Gabon a gorilla haven

2015-03-23 09:56

Photographer and wildlife lover Max Hurdebourcq has been working in Gabon for seven years, mending relations between gorillas and humans by protecting the primates' natural habitat.

Ethiopia burns 6 tons of ivory

2015-03-21 06:45

Ethiopia has burnt 6.1 tons of ivory, tusks and trinkets seized from poachers and traders over twenty years in a country that has lost 90% of its elephants in just three decades.

Street dogs find homes in Cuban museum

2015-03-19 10:51

Old Havana's Museum of Metalwork is home to soaring colonial archways, floors of gleaming artworks and five of the world's luckiest street dogs.

California on alert over surge in sea lion strandings

2015-03-18 11:35

Wildlife experts sounded the alarm Tuesday over a surge in famished sea lions, including many pups, stranded on Californian beaches.

Fight over Mr Cat escalates as retirement village seeks court order

2015-03-18 08:35

A KwaZulu-Natal retirement village is seeking a court order to remove a "nuisance cat" from the property, after the cat's owners decided not to agree to certain terms and conditions.

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted

2015-03-17 17:54

A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban.

Foot and Mouth progress - Zokwana

2015-03-16 20:28

South Africa has made significant progress in maintaining the country's Foot and Mouth Disease-free status, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says.

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