Security guard hailed after saving drowning pooch

2016-10-26 09:01

A Durban security guard has had to deal with a peculiar emergency - saving a drowning dog from a swimming pool at a home in Parkhill.

KZN whale strandings no cause for concern

2016-10-25 17:32

The beaching of three whales in as many months between Cape Vidal and Richards Bay, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, is no cause for concern, an expert says.

Woman reunited with lost dog after a year

2016-10-25 11:18

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been reunited with her long lost German Shepherd, Lady, thanks to a Facebook group.

New lions for SA world heritage site

2016-10-24 19:03

Three male lions have been collared and released from their enclosure into one of South Africa's first heritage sites, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

2016-10-22 20:03

Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population.

Tagged trio get taste of freedom

2016-10-21 11:13

It was a poignant moment for conservation when three male lions took their first tentative steps to freedom in the uMkhuze section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park this week.

Bye-Bye, Bao Bao!

2016-10-20 18:51

Washington's National Zoo will be saying bye-bye to panda cup Bao Bao early next year.

How to cool a cheetah: Vets at Namibian reserve develop new ways

2016-10-20 15:35

Wildlife vets have known for some time that one of the biggest threats to cheetahs when they're put under anaesthetic is hyperthermia.

Thousand dogs poisoned to death

2016-10-19 21:00

More than a thousand stray dogs have been poisoned to death by municipal workers in Karachi after a deluge of complaints about animals biting women and children.

WATCH: Zimbabwe vets free rhino who got his snout stuck in car tyre

2016-10-17 13:50

Vets called out to a special rhino protection zone more than an hour away from Harare had to free a white rhino who'd got a car tyre stuck round his snout.


Harambe's death got attention, didn't hurt numbers

2016-10-25 20:07

The Cincinnati Zoo's director says the death of Harambe, a gorilla that was shot when a 3-year-old boy got into its enclosure, hasn't significantly affected attendance.

Gripped by the drought

2016-10-25 11:19

The sight of a large pod of hippos confined to a muddy wallow at iNsumo pans at uMkhuze game reserve serves as a harsh reminder of the drought gripping the country.

Protect your pets during festive season – SPCA

2016-10-25 10:16

With the festive season around the corner, KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof and Highway SPCA has pleaded with pet owners to take the necessary steps to protect their animals.

Sniffing out No 2

2016-10-24 16:53

A Maine company that trains dogs to recognise the smell of human faecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution.

Whalers in crosshairs at international huddle

2016-10-22 07:52

More than 80 nations square off in Slovenia next week over the fate of the world's remaining whales, facing a multitude of perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear.

PICS: Meet the gorgeous Mozambique lion cubs

2016-10-20 20:26

A leading lion project in Mozambique has taken the groundbreaking step of getting the local community to name the latest lion cubs born in the park.

Spain's top court cancels bullfighting ban in Catalonia

2016-10-20 16:38

Spain's Constitutional Court has cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and between animal activists and fans of the tradition.

Pit bulls attacked 10 year old girl on her way to school

2016-10-20 12:23

A 10-year-old girl from Bethlehem is recovering in hospital after she was attacked by two pit bull terriers.

European bison: The long and the short of it

2016-10-18 21:53

Scientists say they have unlocked the evolutionary origins of the European bison - and solved a riddle posed by Stone Age cave art in the process.

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

2016-10-16 21:57

The world's oldest giant panda in captivity has died aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials say.

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