Lions return to Rwanda courtesy SA

2015-07-01 21:09

The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 4 000km journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

Rescue kitty's family turns to renowned wildlife vet

2015-07-01 14:03

The family who rescued Cocopops the kitten are pinning their hopes on an operation that would remove all the cancerous tissue and bone from the left side of her face.

Fisherman may have been eaten by croc in North West

2015-07-01 12:52

A Zimbabwean man who went on an illegal fishing trip in the Klipvoor Borakalalo Game Reserve in the North West is believed to have been taken by a crocodile.

Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

2015-07-01 08:46

Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.

Pets dying from cold at needy animal clinic

2015-06-30 11:30

A welfare organisation in Khayelitsha that treats up to 1 000 sick animals a month has launched a desperate appeal to stop pets from freezing to death.

Elusive lion caught napping

2015-06-29 22:56

The escape artist 3-year-old lion, which has been giving trackers the run-around for 24 days, is back at the Karoo National Park after being darted from a helicopter in the Nuweveld mountain range.

Dead lions spark catfight

2015-06-29 19:09

Wildlife experts have voiced anger at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India.

Police seeking man who let dog drive motorbike

2015-06-29 14:16

Police in Hanoi are looking for a man who let his dog steer his motorbike in a video clip going viral on state and social media, a traffic department official says.

Wildlife boss recounts brush with buffalo

2015-06-29 11:05

iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis has recounted his brush with a buffalo earlier this year – an encounter which left him and his wife Tracey seriously wounded.

Brazil to open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary

2015-06-29 07:51

Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report says.


Whale rescued during Billabong Pro

2015-07-01 14:05

While international surfing stars rode the waves at the Billabong Pro in Ballito, a dramatic rescue played out beyond the break.

5 arrested over India monkey kidnap

2015-07-01 13:11

Indian authorities say they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

Cold? Not me, much-loved Zim dog seems to say

2015-07-01 10:44

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has shared the heart-warming tale of a dog in a coat in the middle of a bitterly-cold Zimbabwean winter.

Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

2015-06-30 12:22

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.

Rare case of wallaby fostering tree kangaroo in pouch

2015-06-30 10:36

Australian zookeepers say they had successfully fostered an orphaned tree kangaroo with a surrogate wallaby in a rare case after its mother was crushed by a branch.

Odenaalsrus faces spike in rabbit population

2015-06-29 19:42

The owners of an informal rabbit breeder in Odendaalsrus, Free State, gave all their rabbits away to locals when the NSPCA began clamping down on them.

Tall order to collar a giraffe

2015-06-29 15:54

It’s a tall order to equip a giraffe with a GPS collar. But that is exactly what lecturer Francois Deacon does as part of his research on the animals.

30 monkeys freed from Puerto Rico primate research center

2015-06-29 11:14

Authorities say more than two dozen monkeys have been set free in Puerto Rico after someone broke a lock on their enclosures at a primate research facility.

Missing lion spotted 20km from home

2015-06-29 08:34

The 3-year old lion which escaped from the Karoo National Park has been spotted about 20km from home, SANParks says.

Plett rescuer responds to shark attack call, son the victim

2015-06-28 14:08

A Plettenberg Bay man who has worked as an NSRI rescuer for 41 years was shocked when he was called to a shark attack scene and found his son was the victim, a report says.

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