'It's a girl!': Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex

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A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo has said, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.

Puppy paw-litics: ‘Patricia de Lille’ looking for love after ‘Helen Zille’ leaves the nest

2017-06-21 14:22

Both 'Patricia de Lille' and 'Helen Zille' have learnt that politics can leave you out in the cold. And that street-cred, struggle credentials and big brown eyes can only get you so far.

China's notorious meat festival opens

2017-06-21 08:49

A notorious Chinese dog meat festival has opened with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year.

Spain mourns slain matador Fandino

2017-06-18 16:25

Spain's royal family has joined politicians and the bullfighting world in mourning matador Ivan Fandino, who was gored to death in a fight in France.

Pangolin scales seized in Malaysia

2017-06-16 14:01

A $1.2 million illegal shipment of scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials said Friday, the second such seizure in a week.

Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

2017-06-13 23:00

A rare Afghan marsh, which was once a royal hunting ground, is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency to help save migratory bird species.

Man, 44, dies as elephant falls on his car in Victoria Falls

2017-06-13 13:00

A 44-year-old man has died after an elephant fell on top of his car in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, reports say.

Giant panda born in Tokyo zoo, survival uncertain

2017-06-12 09:01

A giant panda has been born in a Tokyo zoo, but its gender, weight and even whether it will survive are uncertain.

Renovated gorilla exhibit opens year after Harambe's death

2017-06-09 20:58

Part of an expanded gorilla exhibit has opened at the Cincinnati Zoo, about a year after the zoo shot and killed an endangered gorilla named Harambe.

See-through frog comes to light in Ecuador

2017-06-08 21:28

A previously unidentified species of see-through frog has come to light in Ecuador after sitting forgotten in a jar in a laboratory for 20 years, scientists say.


Oregon: Roadkill can be harvested for food

2017-06-22 19:09

A bill recently signed into law in Oregon allows drivers who crash into deer and elk on the road to harvest the animals' meat for food.

Two dogs viciously attack domestic worker

2017-06-21 12:00

A 42-year-old woman has been viciously attacked by two Rottweilers who got out of their yard in Garsfontein, Pretoria.

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

2017-06-19 20:11

Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe to begin one of Africa’s largest-ever wildlife relocation projects.

Man, 57, in critical condition after hyena attack

2017-06-17 16:01

A man in Zimbabwe's Runesu village, Bikita is reportedly in a critical condition after he was attacked by a hyena.

Dogs stand in line for anti-rabies vaccinations

2017-06-14 11:19

Residents of a small community near Pinetown had the dogs they rely on to keep them safe vaccinated against rabies, as part of a project by the KwaZulu-Natal agriculture department.

Romania to ban wild animals in circuses

2017-06-13 21:02

Tigers, lions, bears and other wild animals will be banned from circuses in Romania after the country's parliament passed a bill.

Trans-border African task-force nails ivory smuggling network

2017-06-12 13:02

A cross-border task force has arrested several key members of an ivory smuggling pipeline that covertly moved tons of elephant tusks from Africa to Asia.

Hong Kong activists dress as sharks protest finning

2017-06-10 20:17

Dozens of activists dressed in bloody costumes, sprawled outside one of Hong Kong's most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup.

Appeals court says chimpanzees don't have rights of people

2017-06-09 17:37

A New York appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that two adult male chimpanzees don't have the legal rights of people.

Angry zoo investors feed live donkey to tigers

2017-06-07 16:07

Visitors to a Chinese zoo got ringside seats to a shocking live feeding after a group of investors tossed a live donkey into a tiger pit.

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