US hunter escapes attack by shoving his arm down a bear's throat

2015-10-06 08:58

A bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.

Once mangy mutt goes from shopping bag to fun and games

2015-10-05 13:00

The once mangy mutt who was left for dead in a plastic shopping bag in Helderberg a few months ago, has finally found his forever home.

Woman gets off lightly for animal cruelty

2015-10-05 10:20

A Durban woman previously charged with animal cruelty by Kloof SPCA, has been sentenced to a R1 000 fine on charges of animal cruelty.

'You don’t win a war without resources' - New proposal to save rhinos

2015-10-02 09:36

A new plan that proposes a non-compulsory tourist donation to save rhinos from extinction is under discussion.

Endangered fur seals dying on California coast

2015-09-30 16:40

Eight fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California’s coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists say.

Tracker dog praised as two poachers convicted

2015-09-30 08:27

A magistrate in Mpumalanga has praised a Belgian Malinois dog that successfully tracked two poachers, resulting in their conviction.

Aussies kill thousands of greyhounds annually

2015-09-28 22:45

Australia's greyhound racing industry is responsible for the deaths of thousands of the dogs each year.

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt asks for case to be dropped

2015-09-28 13:39

Lawyers for professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, has applied to have the case against him thrown out of court.

Zimbabwean behind Cecil hunt due back in court

2015-09-28 07:40

The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, is due to start but his lawyers say they will attempt to have the case thrown out of court.

Rare jackal pups rescued

2015-09-25 22:01

Rarely seen jackal pups have been undergoing special treatment and care at a special rehabilitation centre in Durban.


Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

2015-10-06 08:08

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a 'walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

KZN rhinos in danger

2015-10-05 12:36

Fears have been raised that bureaucratic bungling by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife could be impacting on the province’s dwindling rhino population.

Conservationists rally for rhino, elephants

2015-10-03 17:14

Conservationists march in South Africa, and other nations are urged to increase protection for rhinos and elephants.

Man critical after dog attack in Meyerton

2015-09-30 22:13

A 59-year-old man is fighting for his life after being mauled by a pair of dogs in Meyerton, outside Vereeniging, paramedics say.

Wild elephant bull seeks help for sore foot at Botswana lodge

2015-09-30 10:15

A wild elephant bull at the Elephant Sands Lodge in Botswana has been operated on after he appeared to seek help for a sore foot.

Zim elephant euthanised after firecracker scare - conservation group

2015-09-29 20:00

Rangers in northern Zimbabwe have had to euthanise an elephant which broke its leg after being startled by a firecracker, a conservation group says.

Life's no longer a circus for rescued lions

2015-09-28 19:59

Two former Bulgarian circus lions have been given a new lease on life after being released into the Shamwari Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth.

In Zimbabwe, out tracking lions - or is it the other way around?

2015-09-28 10:52

The populations of elephants and lions in Zimbabwean parks are in danger, animal-protecting groups say, as they work on ways to prevent poachers from brutally slaughtering the animals.

Cecil's cubs ignore each other in new pic

2015-09-26 12:54

A hilarious photo has emerged of two of the cubs of slain Zimbabwe lion Cecil studiously ignoring each other.

Apes at Berlin Zoo get snacks from their own vending machines

2015-09-25 13:47

Five pellet vending machines installed in cages at the Berlin Zoo dispense treats for hungry monkeys looking for a snack, the zoo's veterinarian Andre Schuele says.

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