ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

WATCH: Two bear cubs, abandoned by their mother, find new home

2019-05-24 07:22

There are two newbies at the Orphan Bear Rescue Centre: Two small cubs. When it became clear that their mom won't come back for them, the people who found the bears reported it to the centre. The centre has already rescued 230 bears.

Loyal dog stays by owner's side after horrific crash

2019-05-23 18:03

In an act of unwavering loyalty, a devoted dog stayed by his dying owner's side for five hours after he was involved in a horrific accident.

Dogs saved from being put down, thanks to Khayelithsa clinic's call for aid

2019-05-23 15:34

Within hours of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha calling for help on Facebook, people came forward to adopt or foster stray dogs that otherwise would have had to be put down, GroundUp reports.

Black mamba bite: Judge died before anti-venom could be administered

2019-05-22 21:12

The African Snakebite Institute says while details of 57-year-old Steenkamp's death are still unclear, it appears that he was several hours away from the nearest major town when the incident occurred.

Judge killed by black mamba lauded: 'Wonderful human being', 'man of integrity'

2019-05-21 15:52

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has joined others in sending condolences to family and friends of Cape Town Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died after being bitten by a black mamba in Zambia.

Well-known Labour Court Judge dies after black mamba bite in Zambia

2019-05-20 22:02

Judge Anton Steenkamp was doing what he loved, touring Africa with his wife, Catherine, when he was bitten by the snake on Monday.

Poisoning rhino horns to save species in South Africa

2019-05-18 14:44

Rhino Rescue Project has infused 700 horns with the toxins and has since lost only 2 rhinos to poachers.

WATCH: Utah zoo's polar bear chills out with ice cubes

2019-05-17 16:07

A polar bear at Utah's Hogle Zoo got a treat on a hot day last week. Nora got a chance to roll around and munch on ice cubes. WATCH NOW.

WATCH: 2.2m black mamba removed from roof of KZN home

2019-05-16 15:10

A KwaZulu-Natal conservationist has described the removal of a 2.2m black mamba from an Ndwedwe home's roof as "most thrilling".

WATCH: Playful baboons cause splash on social media as they enjoy pool party at Betty’s Bay guest house

2019-05-15 19:13

Two playful baboons are causing a stir on social media after a Betty's Bay guest house owner captured a video of the pair splashing about in his pool.

 

US mulls more troops in Mid-East | Guatemalan family mourns son who died in US: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-05-24 05:53

Pentagon confirms it is weighing sending more troops to Middle East | Guatemalan family mourns son who died in US custody; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

France, Spain hold 'bear summit' after attacks on sheep

2019-05-23 17:56

Spain and France held talks on how to respond after a brown bear recently introduced in the French Pyrenees killed several sheep, alarming shepherds cross the border.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

2019-05-23 13:39

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.

WATCH: This French bulldog's incredible football skills rival Messi's footwork

2019-05-22 13:39

This guy's got skills – and he just happens to have four legs and a tail too!

Stranded 9m long whale in fight for survival in Eastern Cape

2019-05-20 22:03

A humpback whale is fighting for its life in Hickman's River, east of Cove Rock in East London, Eastern Cape.

WATCH: Donkey cart driver demonstrates pro parking skills

2019-05-18 16:48

A video of a donkey cart reversing out of a parking spot in Mahikeng, North West has had South Africans in stitches.

Only 80,000 koalas remain in the world, rendering them 'functionally extinct' — another victim of the 6th mass extinction

2019-05-17 18:01

According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there are only 80,000 koalas left on the continent. The marsupials may now be "functionally extinct."

WATCH: Rare coelacanth filmed off Sodwana coast

2019-05-16 16:15

A rare coelacanth – one of only a handful of catalogued individuals – has been filmed off the coast of South Africa. Watch.

Zimbabwe earns foreign currency boost from sale of nearly 100 elephants to China

2019-05-16 14:19

Zimbabwe has boosted its foreign currency reserves after the country sold nearly 100 elephants to China.

Shiny, shy and solitary: Why pangolins are in peril

2019-05-15 19:06

Pangolins are considered to be a highly endangered species and is the world's most trafficked mammal. Here are five things 6 things you should know:

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