Durban Guinness World Record attempt for largest leapfrog game fails

2017-02-24 17:30

An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of leapfrog in Durban has been unsuccessful, the organisers say.

Facebook post of calf video goes viral, 12 million views

2017-02-22 18:00

A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of a newborn calf has come under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to be slaughtered.

Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

2017-02-21 20:25

Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India.

Sluggish Economy: Businessmen hope snails will rake in the cash

2017-02-20 17:20

With the construction of a new snail-processing factory in Mossel Bay, those pesky snails that destroy the expensive plants in your garden might soon become money-spinners.

PE man loses arm after vicious dog attack

2017-02-20 12:12

A Port Elizabeth resident's left arm has been amputated after he was attacked by two pit bulls.

Kruger Park sniffer dog seriously injured by kudu bull

2017-02-16 14:41

A Kruger National Park sniffer dog is recovering well after coming off second best in an altercation with a kudu bull while she was on patrol.

Baboon Matters calls on minister to intervene after discovery of 'mass grave'

2017-02-14 16:03

Pressure group Baboon Matters has called on the minister of environmental affairs to intervene and place a moratorium on the killing of the animals by timber companies.

Revealed: Karoo dog-sized predator hunted with venom long before snakes

2017-02-13 08:50

A pre-mammalian reptile from 260 million years ago, the Euchambersia, has emerged as the first known animal to produce venom, according to the University of the Witwatersrand.

NSPCA offers reward to help find man in viral bestiality clip

2017-02-10 14:22

The National Council of SPCAs is offering a reward of R5 000 for information about a man who filmed himself having sex with a dog in Tonga, outside Komatipoort.

Chinese authorities probe endangered pangolin banquet

2017-02-09 19:33

Chinese authorities are investigating a banquet where government officials may have feasted on endangered pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal on earth, after social media posts about the meal drew outrage.


Police open case against rooster thrower at Stellenbosch party

2017-02-23 12:01

Police are investigating a complaint about a man who threw a rooster up in the air at a Stellenbosch University residence party at the weekend.

Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in NYC

2017-02-21 21:03

A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.

Japan zoo culls monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

2017-02-21 19:34

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials say.

Live chicken thrown in air, forced to smoke at Stellenbosch res party

2017-02-20 13:53

The feathers of animal anti-cruelty activists have been ruffled after a video emerged of a live chicken being thrown into the air and made to smoke a cigarette at a Stellenbosch University residence party.

Zoo introduces rare African painted pups to public

2017-02-20 08:16

An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies can be viewed by the public as the puppies, from the endangered species, have begun exploring.

WATCH: Ex-drug addict finds purpose in working with animals

Without knowing it, the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre has become a haven for people as well as animals.

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WATCH: Miss SA finalists spread the love at animal shelter

2017-02-14 09:19

Miss South Africa finalists spent the eve of Valentine's Day at the Soweto Animal Rescue and Advisory Centre to give love and much-needed affection to the animals there.

WATCH: Darted lion wakes up in Zim... as huge crowd gathers

2017-02-11 08:30

Wildlife vets were trying to take a snare off a lion in western Zimbabwe but the rescue mission nearly went terribly wrong.

Deer wrestled by shoppers after smashing through supermarket

2017-02-10 12:54

Pandemonium had broken out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.

No sign of Sunny - Virginia Zoo

2017-02-08 22:16

Two weeks have passed since a red panda named Sunny escaped the Virginia Zoo and the raccoon-like animal is still missing.

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