ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Baby camel makes debut in Hungary zoo

2014-04-15 17:36

A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species has made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo, following its birth last week.

Japan kills 112 000 chickens due to bird flu

2014-04-15 07:34

Japan has finished slaughtering 112 000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to contain the outbreak.

Beware the deer in Japan!

2014-04-14 09:37

Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.

2 tourists hurt in deer rampage

2014-04-14 07:38

Visitors to one of Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.

Owner of Lord of the Rings' Shadowfax refused to let him die without her

2014-04-13 16:46

The horse that played Shadowfax in the Lord of the Rings trilogy's owner, Cynthia Royal, had refused to let her horse die without her being present.

Missing tusks were meant for King Shaka Airport display

2014-04-11 09:49

One of South Africa's oldest elephant bulls has died of natural causes and its tusks, said to be longest in the country, have gone missing - with a R100k reward now being offered.

Wildlife still suffer 4 years after BP spill

2014-04-09 14:03

Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group says.

Human supplement sparks longer life in mice

2014-04-09 12:03

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis has prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists say.

Giraffe in surgery in the US for terminal defect

2014-04-08 19:12

Oklahoma City Zoo officials say a 6-month-old female giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect is headed into surgery.

World first: Organ built in mice

2014-04-08 14:06

UK scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans.

Bats make Nazi site their new home

2014-04-08 10:05

An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime, as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.

Cat HIV a threat to SA lions

2014-04-08 09:25

A group of researchers, in an effort to understand how lions interact with one another, is looking at a mysterious disease similar to HIV dubbed "cat HIV".

2 tigers moved to Joburg zoo

2014-04-07 13:01

A pair of tigers has been temporarily moved to the Johannesburg Zoo because of construction on enclosures at the National Zoological Gardens of SA in Pretoria.

Aussie dingo, a unique species not a dog

2014-04-07 10:54

Australia's dingo is a distinctive species, not a kind of wild dog as previously believed, according to a new study that definitively classifies the country's largest land predator.

Distressed whale shark towed out to sea

2014-04-05 12:30

A whale shark that appeared to be in distress has been gently towed out to sea near the Stompneus Bay harbour in the Western Cape, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Successful mass animal sterilisation in Khyelitsha

2014-04-04 12:00

The South African Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust have moved their focus to Site C in Khayelitsha to complement their campaign in Site B.

Successful mass animal sterilisation in Khayelitsha

2014-04-04 10:50

The South African Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust have moved their focus to Site C in Khayelitsha to complement their campaign in Site B.

Interpol urges strategy to stem tiger trade

2014-04-03 16:59

Global police body Interpol has called for concerted international action to stem the highly lucrative tiger trade "if the species is to avoid extinction".

Does a family need a dog?

2014-04-03 11:00

Without a pet, a family isn’t quite complete, says Carrie’s husband. She’s not so sure...

Ranch: Culling hippo last resort

2014-04-02 20:58

The killing of a hippo at Lake Heritage on Heia Safari Ranch in Muldersdrift was a last resort as the hippos in the area had become a threat to human life.

Snake forces evacuation of Swiss train

2014-04-02 12:54

A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile.

Female Sumatran rhino dies, none left in US

2014-04-01 12:39

The death of the a US Zoo's lone female Sumatran rhino has dealt a blow to a breeding programme aimed at saving one of the world's most critically endangered species.

Fire-fighter rescues python from blaze

2014-04-01 07:20

A fire-fighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a massive python from a burning home in western Michigan.

Egypt even mummified their pets

2014-03-31 07:35

Animals held such a prominent place in Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs' tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings.

 

China: Bears rescued from horror farm

2014-04-15 10:48

An animal welfare group says it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction farm in China, its largest rescue so far, in a bid to end a business that has sparked outrage.

R15 000 to care for orphaned rhino

2014-04-14 13:10

In 2013, over 1 000 rhino were poached in South Africa as demand for their horn escalates. The effect on populations, especially calves, is devastating.

US gets to grips with feral cats

2014-04-14 08:35

Coast to coast, the Humane Society in the US estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, as various organisations call for the cats to be neutered.

Animal-proof recycling gets underway in Kruger

2014-04-13 17:20

An animal-proof recycling system has been launched at Skukuza, in the Kruger National Park.

East Rand plagued by rats

2014-04-13 14:30

An infestation of Norway rats on Gauteng's East Rand has become so bad that some Katlehong residents have nicknamed the area Ratlehong, according to a report.

China delays sending pandas over flight MH370

2014-04-11 13:47

Malaysia says China has postponed the transfer of two giant pandas out of respect for the families of passengers on missing Flight 370.

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks 'humanimal' relationship

2014-04-10 09:34

Paris Zoo will reopen its gates after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.

Lion kills mom, spares baby baboon

2014-04-09 12:58

A photographer in Botswana, on a game drive, captured a lioness’s interaction with a baby baboon that is sure to lift your spirits.

IFAW: SA govt lobbying to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-09 05:30

The director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jason Bell, says the South African government has been actively lobbying to gain support to legalise the trade of rhino horns.

Excess Free State wildlife on sale

2014-04-08 17:05

The Free State will sell more than 860 excess wild animals from its nature reserves at its annual game auction, the provincial environmental affairs department has said.

Amazing! Lioness kills mom baboon, adopts baby

2014-04-08 11:39

A photographer captured an incredible maternal moment between a lioness and a baby baboon.

Vegetarian crocodiles, all for high fashion

2014-04-08 10:05

Crocodiles are some of the most feared predators, renowned for tearing their prey to pieces, but at Nyanyana crocodile farm feeding time means the beasts nibble bowls of vegetarian pellets.

7 held for rhino poaching in Limpopo

2014-04-07 14:42

Seven people arrested in connection with rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park have appeared in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Keep kids safe around dogs

2014-04-07 11:42

Teach your children these simple tricks for staying safe around dogs.

Miley Cyrus not 'ready' for another dog

2014-04-06 20:20

Miley Cyrus doesn't feel ''ready'' for another dog because she's still grieving for her Alaskan Klee Kai, Floyd.

A boxer dog charms millions VIDEO

2014-04-04 22:33

A 2-legged Washington dog has charmed millions with his video; Duncan does his thing without back legs. VIDEO

Tiny cat vs 4 lions... an epic show of bravery

2014-04-04 11:37

A small wildcat did something very few animals or humans would do - take on a group of wild lions.

Keep kids safe around dogs

2014-04-04 10:37

Teach your children these simple tricks for staying safe around dogs.

Grand Canyon tries to manage bison herds

2014-04-03 13:18

Herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff.

Spain town hires poo detective

2014-04-03 06:55

Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets.

Calls to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-02 14:32

We should think about legalising the trade of rhino horns says Michael Murphree, a researcher at the North West University, who argues that as a result illegal poaching will decline.

How the zebra earned its stripes

2014-04-01 21:11

Zebras have stripes to deter the tsetse and other blood-sucking flies, according to a fresh bid to settle a debate that has raged among biologists for over 140 years.

Missing lion found, killed in Zimbabwe

2014-04-01 10:37

A lion that reportedly escaped from a Zimbabwean park last week was trapped and killed over the weekend, according to a report.

Labels to tell where meat came from

2014-03-31 13:20

A US court is allowing labels on meat products that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

What? I got TB from my cat

2014-03-28 13:38

Two people in the United Kingdom have been infected with tuberculosis by their domestic cat.

 
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