The internet: A dangerous place for wild animals

2018-05-25 19:22

From ivory baubles and leopard coats to rare turtles and live bears, the online market for protected wildlife is booming, according to an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) investigation.

911 call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion, my friend too'

2018-05-23 22:08

Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend.

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

2018-05-22 22:57

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the alpine region.

SA hunter 'bribed Zim govt officials to shoot an elephant illegally'

2018-05-22 10:47

The owner of a South African hunting company has been accused of bribing Zimbabwean government officials while guiding a Colorado tourist on a hunt for elephants and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the US.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

2018-05-17 18:39

Clarke Gayford, the partner of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has tweeted a picture of himself keeping the predator at bay while a dolphin swims in the background.

Don't keep exotic pets, urges SPCA following the discovery of an abused monkey

2018-05-15 10:52

The SPCA in Bloemfontein has urged South Africans not to keep exotic animals as pets after it discovered an abused vervet monkey in Reddersburg.

Conservationists call for stricter regulations around captive carnivores

2018-05-12 07:20

A group of conservationists say that the time has clearly come for legislation to be put in place to end all public interactions with carnivores.

SANDF sets up inquiry into abuse of horses at military base

2018-05-11 12:11

The SANDF has established a board of inquiry to determine who should bear responsibility for the mistreatment of horses at its base and how to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

Bum-biting wombat mating habits could hold key to survival

2018-05-10 14:28

Scientists monitoring the breeding patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat found females became more physically active when ready to mate and were more likely to bite males on the bottom when most fertile.

SANDF finally taking emaciated horse problem seriously - National Council of SPCAs

2018-05-08 14:04

The SANDF says it has asked the Military Veterinary Institute to help with the care of the animals.


Project Rhino: How conservationists risk their lives to combat poachers

2018-05-24 08:50

In the picturesque, rolling hills of Northern KwaZulu-Natal there is a group of South Africans who have dedicated their lives to saving rhino.

Centurion teen mauled by 3 dogs

2018-05-23 17:50

The dogs, believed to be boerboels/boerboel crosses, have been transported to a nearby animal welfare organisation, where a veterinarian is expected to assess them.

Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

2018-05-22 15:11

A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport.

Lion park where Shamba was killed after attacking owner, reopens for business

2018-05-18 11:48

The private game reserve near Thabazimbi in Limpopo, where a lion attacked its owner, has been reopened for business.

Mom tells of horrifying moment she found a baboon with its teeth 'sunk into' her baby's face

2018-05-16 11:41

A Zimbabwean woman has reportedly told of the horrifying moment she found a baboon "mauling her 1-year-old baby" outside their home in Victoria Falls.

WATCH: The battle for the future of the Cape mountain zebra

Having beaten extinction once, the Cape mountain zebra is now facing a new battle for survival. And the key may lie with an isolated population in the remote Gamkaberg mountains.

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Watch: a French group with a small child narrowly escape a cheetah attack – in the Netherlands

2018-05-11 17:06

Nobody was hurt – but that was clearly more luck than wisdom, which the group showed none of.

WATCH: Police officer helps snapping turtle cross road

2018-05-11 10:14

A police officer in New Jersey took no chances when he helped a snapping turtle safely cross a road.

Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

2018-05-10 05:09

An English mastiff from Colorado who ended up in the water at a wastewater treatment plan survived the ordeal thanks to a plant worker and Pueblo West firefighters.

25 emaciated horses put down at SANDF unit

2018-05-07 16:50

The NSPCA has lambasted the the SANDF over the mistreatment of horses at one of its units.

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