ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Grace Mugabe: Dentist not to blame for Cecil's death

36 minutes ago

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe says US dentist Walter Palmer is not to blame for Cecil the lion’s death, according to reports.

Rare anteater dies of burn wounds

2015-08-27 17:32

A rare ground pangolin has died from burn wounds after she was rescued from alleged poachers in Zimbabwe last week.

Smaller of newborn panda twins dies

2015-08-27 09:30

One of the two giant panda twins born at Washington's Smithsonian National Zoo over the weekend has died, turning unexpected joy to tragedy in a matter of days.

Guide mauled by lion in Zim died protecting tourists – tour group

2015-08-26 19:00

A Zimbabwean tour group says the guide who was mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal when it attacked in the same park where Cecil the Lion once roamed.

Cheetah viewing stopped at KZN reserve after 3 attacks

2015-08-26 07:58

KwaZulu-Natal's Ezemvelo Wildlife has suspended KwaCheetah's commercial cheetah exhibition after at least three people, including a young school boy, were attacked in the past three months.

Panda mother not swapping in smaller cub

2015-08-25 22:14

The Panda mother at the US National Zoo is not letting keepers swap in the smaller newborn twin for feeding.

'Rain Lizard' dinosaur makes its debut

2015-08-24 22:15

A new species of dinosaur, the Rain Lizard, has made its debut in the growing catalogue of exciting fossil finds in the Free State.

Liberians look for help to care for research chimps

2015-08-24 21:49

Liberians are looking for help to care for chimpanzees used for research by a US organisation.

Animals suffer in Gaza's cash-strapped zoos

2015-08-24 16:20

Amid a crippling Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory, zoos in Gaza cannot properly care for their animals.

200km mercy dash to save sick seal

2015-08-24 13:05

In a desperate bid to save an injured seal that beached near Richards Bay at the weekend, rescue volunteers have rushed the injured animal more than 200km to the closest available vet.

 

Knut's death puzzle solved

2015-08-27 18:26

Scientists have solved the riddle 4 years after Knut the polar bear died at the Berlin zoo

Thailand to return smuggled orangutans to Indonesia after five years

2015-08-27 13:34

Fourteen Indonesian orangutans held in Thailand for five years are finally to head home, an official says.

Zoo says smaller of twin panda cubs has died

2015-08-26 21:57

The US National Zoo says the smaller panda cub has died, but the larger twin survives.

Pampered pooch laid to rest in style

2015-08-26 11:26

Pietermaritzburg's most pampered pooch, Gizmo, has been laid to rest in style, his tiny coffin draped in R25 000 worth of jewellery and gifts at a funeral attended by 50 close family and friends.

US zoo sends last rhino to Indonesia to mate

2015-08-25 22:14

A US zoo is sending their last Sumatran rhino to Southeast Asia with the mission to mate.

Elephant tramples Zim curio seller to death

2015-08-25 15:09

A Zimbabwean curio seller has been trampled to death by an elephant in the top resort town of Victoria Falls, authorities say.

Newborn pandas 'doing well' after tense night

2015-08-24 21:49

The twin cubs born to the Smithsonian National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang are 'doing well' after a night that had zookeepers on edge.

Lion kills safari guide in reserve where Cecil stayed

2015-08-24 19:07

A safari guide has been mauled to death by a lion in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, a lodge in the park says.

Zookeepers optimistic about survival chances for twin pandas

2015-08-24 13:11

Zookeepers are optimistic about the survival chances for twin pandas that were born over the weekend at the National Zoo in the US.

7 pics of a giant panda opening her birthday gifts that will warm your cold heart

2015-08-24 13:01

Fu Ni, the giant panda, celebrated her 9th birthday at the Adelaide Zoo and she freakin' loved every moment of it!!

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