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Zoo's horn burning ceremony keeps traders in Czech

2017-09-19 07:03

The former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa’s rhino horn traders by calling for their public condemnation for gambling on the extinction of wild rhino populations and undermining species conservation efforts.

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie

2017-09-12 15:34

Attorneys have announced a settlement in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

A meeting with 'Jonathan Boeing Seagull'

2017-09-11 11:01

The presence of grey-headed gulls near OR Tambo International Airport - and the increasing risk of bird strikes – has resulted in three gulls being captured and fitted with tracking devices.

Police shoot and kill tiger that wandered on busy interstate

2017-09-07 14:26

Authorities say a Bengal tiger has been shot and killed after it escaped a from a truck, frightening motorists on a Georgia interstate and alarming residents of a subdivision.

Tied up dog rescued at SA border in attempted smuggling

2017-09-06 13:20

A tied up dog, with only his head sticking out of a box, has been found in a truck on the border between South Africa and Lesotho.

Elephant attacks couple’s car

2017-09-04 10:49

A young Durban couple were left shaken after an elephant allegedly rammed its tusk through their car window, in yet another incident at the Natal Lion Park.

France gets First Dog

2017-08-28 16:45

In keeping with time-honoured French presidential tradition, Emmanuel Macron has given the country a First Dog.

24 birds positively tested for Avian flu since June – DAFF

2017-08-26 06:44

Eight more birds have tested positively for avian flu, bringing the total number of infected birds in the country to 24.

More than 200 doomed Puerto Rico dogs saved by airlift to US

2017-08-25 10:55

More than 200 abandoned canines have arrived on the US mainland in an airlift organised by animal welfare advocates working to ease overcrowding in the shelters of Puerto Rico that ends with many dogs being euthanised.

'From KwaZulu-Natal with love' - thousands of animals head for Mozambique

2017-08-23 07:39

More than 2 000 animals from KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland are on the move in a major wildlife shifting operation - to boost tourism in a depleted game reserve near the Mozambique capital, Maputo.

 

Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies

2017-09-16 10:06

The world's oldest captive giant panda has died at the ripe old age of 37 - more than 100 in human years - her handlers have said as they gave "Basi" an emotional send-off.

Rhino poacher jailed for 20 years

2017-09-11 16:11

A Mozambican rhino poacher caught at the Kruger National Park has been jailed for 20 years, police say.

Lion on the loose in Gauteng for the past 6 weeks, wildlife organisation says

2017-09-07 23:26

Wildlife experts say they aim to capture within the next 24 hours an adult male lion that has been on the loose in the Fochville area, Gauteng, for the past six weeks.

MEC to give update on avian flu control measures

2017-09-07 05:44

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde will give an update on the status of avian flu in the province as well as control measures in place, says his spokesperson.

Pet monkeys save owner from attackers

2017-09-05 11:00

A woman's Marmoset monkeys in all probability saved her life after they kicked up such a racket that it sent her attackers fleeing.

Hunters, government, industry at odds over deer urine

2017-09-03 22:15

New York wildlife managers have proposed a ban on deer urine used by hunters to lure their quarry

Sick puppies spur New York scrutiny of non-profit rescues

2017-08-27 20:14

New York seeks to close loophole to tighten regulation of non-profit pet groups.

Dead whale washes up on KZN coast

2017-08-25 14:23

A dead Humpback whale has washed up at Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, close to where a juvenile Humpback whale was found dead in 2016.

SA's first online rhino horn auction set to open

2017-08-23 07:50

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer in SA's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

Court gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

2017-08-20 20:43

A court has given the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

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