ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Rabat zoo seeks answers after elephant kills girl with stone

2016-07-29 16:26

Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant tossed a stone in the direction of visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl.

Kruger Park ranger busted for rhino poaching

2016-07-28 19:41

Two of the men tasked with leading anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court on charges of rhino poaching on Thursday, SANParks said.

Australian woman finds napping seal in cemetery toilet

2016-07-27 08:43

A woman using the toilets at a local cemetery in Australia had the fright of her life after finding a large fur seal napping in the cubicle.

WATCH: Tiger mauls woman to death in wildlife park

2016-07-25 14:45

A video has emerged, showing the moment a woman was attacked and dragged off by a tiger at a wildlife park in Beijing. Warning: video contains footage some viewers may find upsetting.

KZN farmer scrambles to save freezing calves

2016-07-25 11:19

Heavy snowfalls in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands have had farmers scrambling to rescue animals at risk of succumbing to the cold.

Kruger rangers receive specialised grenade launcher to fight poachers

2016-07-22 18:23

The fight against rhino poachers at the Kruger National Park has received a boost with the gift of a 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher from a private company to SANParks.

Lebanon gives teeth to big cat protection

2016-07-20 21:00

The death of a baby lion cub kept as a pet in Lebanon has inspired a major government-backed campaign to halt mistreatment and trafficking of big cats in the country.

Dog has its day after paramedics save its life

2016-07-17 17:49

A dog got a second chance in life when paramedics stabilised it after a hit-and-run.

Tiger cubs thrill Manila zoo visitors

2016-07-14 19:48

A pair of newborn Bengali tigers and a thirsty orangutan have charmed Filipino zoo visitors as the captive-bred cubs playfully competed with the ape for a milk bottle.

Maryland couple arrested, 310 dogs seized

2016-07-12 20:38

Authorities in Maryland say they've arrested the owners of 310 dogs in an alleged puppy mill, many of the animals with matted fur and covered in faeces.

 

Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

2016-07-29 10:55

Research published this week says genetic tests have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean.

Kruger Park ranger survives buffalo attack by clinging onto its horns

2016-07-27 15:19

Kruger National Park regional ranger Don English has escaped major internal injuries after a he was attacked by a buffalo.

Dolly's 'twins' alive and kicking - clone study

2016-07-26 21:38

Four genetically-identical copies of Dolly the famous cloned sheep, which suffered ill health and died prematurely in 2003, are going strong at the advanced age of nine, a study says.

New Zealand aims to become rat free

2016-07-25 11:54

New Zealand has set itself an ambitious goal of completely wiping out rats by the year 2050.

Tigers maul woman to death, injure another in China wildlife park

2016-07-24 10:36

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media has reported.

Motorists in Zim shocked to see hyena dragging human body

2016-07-22 12:30

Two motorists approaching Zimbabwe's resort town of Victoria Falls this week were horrified to see a hyena dragging a human body, a conservationist says.

500 elephants find new home

2016-07-19 23:15

Five hundred elephants have found a new home in a massive Africa relocation as development squeezes sanctuaries.

Malawi relocates 100+ elephants to new park

2016-07-15 19:00

In a major translocation of wildlife, Malawi has relocated more than 100 elephants from Majete and Liwonde game reserves in southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi.

Larry the cat to stay at 10 Downing Street

2016-07-13 17:42

Prime ministers may come and go at 10 Downing Street, but Larry the cat is staying put.

6 000 rhino poached in Africa in last decade – report

2016-07-12 16:06

More than 6 000 rhino have been killed in Africa over the last decade and about 25 000 remain on the continent, according to a new report.

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