ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Swedish cows in a great moooo-d

2017-04-29 22:08

Tens of thousands of people across Sweden flock to watch cows released to their summer pastures at the end of the winter.

Robots, tasers join battle against invasive species

2017-04-28 20:19

New, creative but more high-tech methods may finally be turning the tide in the fight against invasive species.

Hippo killed in Limpopo taxi crash

2017-04-28 14:05

A taxi has crashed into a hippopotamus, killing it, along the R510 Lephalale and Stockport Road in Limpopo.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

2017-04-25 22:04

The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists are warning as they mark World Penguin Day.

Two pitbulls attack man on Durban beach

2017-04-24 15:31

A 30-year-old man has been attacked by two pitbulls while he was jogging in Tinley Manor beach, north of Durban.

Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zoo

2017-04-23 21:03

April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in upstate New York, thanks to a livestream of her pregnancy and birth that enthralled viewers around the world.

Three men attacked in India for transporting cattle

2017-04-23 15:00

Three men who were transporting buffaloes in their truck to a slaughterhouse have been attacked by vigilantes.

Key SA leopard population 'crashing', study warns

2017-04-19 18:19

The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats, is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists have warned.

Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

2017-04-18 17:53

Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, says the WWF.

New York preps rat birth control test-run

2017-04-18 08:54

The New York rat race is notorious - the commute and the endemic rodent population. But the city may soon have a new weapon in its arsenal: rat birth control.

 

Great White sharks spotted in Plettenberg Bay

2017-04-29 07:20

The National Sea Rescue Institute has warned the public to be vigilant when heading to the beach on the Southern Cape coastline after a large number of Great White sharks were spotted in Plettenberg Bay.

Trooper lassoes llama on the lam

2017-04-28 16:54

Massachusetts State Police are praising the cowboy skills of one their troopers after he lassoed a llama loose on a state highway and led it to safety.

Scientists find way to trace humans from DNA in dirt

2017-04-28 08:26

Scientists say they have found a way to extract small traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains.

1000s of day-old chicks burnt alive during Lichtenburg protests

2017-04-24 17:44

About 38 000 day-old chicks have been killed when a truck was set alight during a service delivery protest in Lichtenburg.

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

2017-04-23 22:23

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

Prem hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo

2017-04-23 18:37

A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an emotional lift to Cincinnati Zoo workers.

Dog mauls 67-year-old owner

2017-04-20 10:22

A 67-year-old woman has been rushed to hospital after she was mauled by her own Rottweiler, according to paramedics.

19 donkeys moved to places of safety - SPCA

2017-04-18 18:43

A total of 19 donkeys have been rescued from the risk of being stolen and slaughtered for their skins, the national council of SPCAs has said.

VIDEO CLIP: More than a million watch internet sensation giraffe give birth

2017-04-18 16:07

VIDEO CLIP: The long-awaited offspring of internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as strong and "very independent".

K9 hero Max gets his wag back on

2017-04-18 06:01

KwaZulu-Natal K9 hero police dog Max is back in action after allergies almost put an end to his commendable crime fighting career.

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