ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

2017-05-24 21:41

The 140-year-old Buenos Aires zoo closed its doors and was transformed into a park a year ago, but hundreds of animals remain behind bars and in a noisy limbo.

Hunting Association's president resigns over 'captive lion hunting'

2017-05-23 20:11

Reeling under a massive backlash from supporters of the captive lion hunting industry, the president of the Professional Hunting Association of South Africa, has announced his resignation with immediate effect.

Hunter dies after elephant falls on him

2017-05-21 15:26

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen has died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

2017-05-20 11:31

In Thailand, a morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists, has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables.

Limpopo police make gruesome find, 4 women arrested

2017-05-18 19:24

Limpopo police investigators have made a gruesome discovery when they arrested four women for illegally possessing the heads and body parts of two freshly-killed lions.

Blind students 'terrorised' by dog

2017-05-18 07:06

After a recent attack by a dog on four blind students at KZN Blind and Deaf Society in Pietermaritzburg, boarders at the Northdale college say they live in fear.

WATCH: Hippo goes for a stroll down the streets of Lephalale

2017-05-17 16:07

It’s not every day that one sees a hippo walking down the street while you’re on your way to work... unless you're from Lephalale in Limpopo.

Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after global appeal

2017-05-15 16:20

A conservation group says it has chosen the name "Alba" for a rare albino orangutan rescued from captivity in Indonesia after receiving a flood of suggestions from the public.

Quotes of the week

2017-05-12 15:54

A selection of quotes from some of the stories that made news this week.

Escaped Kruger Park lion could be 'anywhere'

2017-05-11 13:17

A missing lion which escaped with four others from the Kruger National Park can be anywhere, SANParks has said.

 

Snakes alive! 'Gariep monster' turns out to be puff adder

2017-05-24 13:32

Paddlers have seen a huge puff adder swimming, seemingly quite effortlessly, for kilometres in the Gariep Dam, near Norvalspont

Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

2017-05-21 22:13

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow.

SA hunter 'trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe': Report

2017-05-21 12:17

Zimbabwe's national wildlife authority has confirmed the death of a South African hunter killed by elephants near Hwange in the west of the country this weekend, a report says.

Blind woman nurses pal back to health

2017-05-19 17:23

A blind woman and her husband have drained their retirement nest egg to help heal her mini guide horse.

Make sure you know who is herding your livestock, police warn

2017-05-18 17:54

The Free State police have warned farmers to do proper verification on the people they employ to look after their cattle to prevent further stock theft.

Escaped lions back in Kruger after casual walk on the wild side

2017-05-17 17:27

They may have enjoyed their time on the wild side, but for five lions who escaped from the Kruger National Park, home is where the heart is.

Indonesians arrested over Sumatran tiger poaching

2017-05-15 21:55

Indonesian authorities arrest two men on suspicion of poaching Sumatran tigers and seized a skin and bones taken from one of the rare animals.

Zim wildlife boss fired after $3m rhino horn goes missing: Report

2017-05-15 06:07

The head of Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has been fired following the disappearance of rhino horns worth $3 million two years ago, a report says.

Search for Kruger National Park lion called off

2017-05-11 18:55

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has called off the search for the fifth big cat that escaped from the Kruger National Park.

NPA obtains preservation order for 2921 donkey hides

2017-05-10 20:22

The Asset Forfeiture Unit of the NPA has obtained a preservation order for donkey hides with an estimated value of R4 381 500.

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