SPCA’s accusations a publicity stunt, says Boswell

2016-02-05 11:11

Natal Zoological Gardens owner Brian Boswell has described the NSPCA’s campaign for him to release Opal the orangutan as a “publicity stunt”.

Farmer tells of his lucky survival after mamba bite

2016-02-04 10:45

A Moooi River farmer who was bitten by what is thought to have been a black mamba is on his way to a full recovery.

Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets

2016-02-03 08:14

A South Korean woman is raising more than 200 dogs rescued from the streets and dog restaurants and farms

Human shoal vs great white shark

2016-02-02 13:52

When surfers hear “shark!” they paddle ashore as fast as possible, but a group of hardy Cape Town surfers defied the stereotype to rescue a friend from a harrowing ordeal.

Sick pets get a free ride in Vrygrond

2016-02-02 10:01

Eric Ndzube works for TEARS, driving a mobile clinic collecting dogs and cats for sterilisation, injections and educating pet owners in Cape Town's Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Vrygrond areas.

It's a dog's life as police face critical canine shortages

2016-01-29 16:00

The South African Police Service is facing a critical shortage of dogs. While there was more than enough money to make up the shortage, the challenge was finding trainable dogs, the unit told Parliament on Friday.

Youngest elephant at famed US circus dies

2016-01-29 06:30

Ringling Brothers, America's best-known circus, has announced the death of its youngest elephant at a conservation center where it is retiring the animals after criticism from rights groups.

Meet this adorable raccoon dog that’s melting hearts on the internet

2016-01-28 11:02

A furry tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog in Japan has found internet fame when his owner started posting photographs of him on Twitter.

New leash on life for 'yucky' death row dog

2016-01-28 07:50

After being dumped at a vet to be put down because he was "yucky", Nik Nak the death row dog is alive and kicking in his forever home in Cape Town.

Opal the orangutan: Boswell speaks out

2016-01-27 12:20

KZN Zoological Gardens owner Brian Boswell has hit back at an SPCA statement that went viral this week alleging cruelty towards Opal the orangutan.


WATCH: The only known US jaguar roaming Arizona

2016-02-04 11:21

The only known wild jaguar in the United States has been seen roaming parts of an Arizona mountain range in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.

Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles

2016-02-03 14:22

A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing 2 federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 eagle and hawk feathers.

Madagascar cattle rustlers in deadly clashes

2016-02-02 21:31

Thirteen people have been killed as Madagascar police and villagers clashed with armed cattle rustlers.

British tourist trampled to death by Thai elephant

2016-02-02 10:29

A British tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police say, the latest deadly attack by animals used to entertain holidaymakers.

PICS: Elephant sends buffalo flying through the air

2016-02-01 10:09

Shocking and extremely vivid pictures have emerged of an attack between a female elephant and a male buffalo in Kenya.

Durban man arrested for allegedly stealing African grey

2016-01-29 14:17

A man has been arrested after he and his children were recorded on CCTV cameras stealing a baby African grey parrot from an Umhlanga pet shop.

Pretoria Zoo finally has chimps again

2016-01-28 11:39

After going several years without any chimpanzees, the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria is now home to two of the primates - Moti and Abshalom.

More than 200 frogs confiscated at OR Tambo

2016-01-28 10:30

About 230 frogs destined for Vietnam have been confiscated at OR Tambo International Airport.

Australian teen accused of planning to pack kangaroo with bomb

2016-01-28 06:54

Australian prosecutors say a teenage suspect discussed with a British accomplice ways to pack a kangaroo with explosives before setting it loose on police officers.

Cows hold solution to SA's power crisis, says UFS researcher

2016-01-27 09:14

A young researcher at the University of Free State is looking at ways of solving the county's electricity crisis using an unusual energy source - cow dung.

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