ARTICLES RELATING TO ANIMALS

Keeping lion cubs as 'macho status symbols' is abuse, says concerned big cat rescuer

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Keeping a lion cub as a pet is illegal and requires "a degree of abuse", says a lion sanctuary manager after the discovery of a cub in suburban Cape Town.

SEE | Photo of Canadian service dogs watching a live musical captures the internet's heart

2019-08-22 15:13

An adorable photo of a dozen eager canines sitting in theatre seats watching a live musical has wowed the internet.

PIC | Lion cub found in house in Cape Town suburb

2019-08-22 11:51

A fluffy lion cub has been taken to a place of safety after it was found in Athlone, Cape Town.

We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found — even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction

2019-08-21 17:26

Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," said one conservationist.

Loyal dog dies 15 minutes after owner loses battle with cancer

2019-08-21 14:05

A man's loyal dog died within minutes of his owner losing a lengthy battle with cancer.

WATCH: Racoon invades snack vending machine, later freed

2019-08-15 21:40

A raccoon invaded a snack vending machine at a Florida high school; animal control officers worked with a vending machine operator to free then snack bandit.

Beached humpback whale euthanised near Jeffreys Bay

2019-08-13 19:07

A humpback whale has been euthanised after it beached at Kabeljous Beach near Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

WATCH | Rare blind black rhino given new lease on life

2019-08-11 06:57

Munu, a rare blind rhino has been given a new lease on life. The 20-year-old South Western black rhino bull lost sight in both eyes due to a territorial fight.

Elephant Path: A Story of Hope and War in CAR

2019-08-09 20:24

In the rainforests of the Central African Republic is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water.

Court victory for NSPCA over welfare of captive lions, bone exports

2019-08-08 12:55

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of the NSPCA regarding the welfare of lions in captivity and how that should affect the setting of an export quota for lion bone.

 

Fatal lion attack: Family 'at peace' after man killed by his 'children'

2019-08-23 12:03

The family of 70-year-old Leon van Biljon, who was mauled to death by three lions he had raised since they were cubs, is "at peace" and says he "left the Earth because of his children".

More than 2 300 tigers killed and trafficked this century - report

2019-08-22 13:26

More than 2 300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, urging more action to protect the giant cats.

A woman caught a fish with two mouths and the photo is just as shocking as you would expect

2019-08-22 05:58

A photo of the fish has since gone viral.

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

2019-08-21 16:17

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".

Wild video shows a 'monster' hammerhead shark stealing a 80-kilogram fish straight out of a fisherman's hands

2019-08-20 13:58

The Tampa Bay, Florida, fisherman said he and his crew tried to unhook the tarpon fish to give it a chance to escape, but the shark ultimately scarfed it down.

WATCH: Disabled raccoon gets around in new wheelchair

2019-08-13 21:56

An Arkansas baby raccoon is now walking again with the aid of a wheelchair after a brain injury had hindered her mobility.

366 rhino 'poachers' arrested in Kruger National Park since start of 2018

2019-08-12 19:34

While 366 alleged rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park since the start of last year, 472 white rhinos were poached in the park between April 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019.

WATCH | These rare newborn giant panda twins are adorable!

2019-08-09 21:59

A Belgian zoo announced the "extremely rare" birth of twin baby giant pandas, three years after the arrival of a young male, which was a first for Belgium at the time.

A YouTuber is defending herself after accidentally uploading raw footage showing her hitting and appearing to spit on her dog

2019-08-08 17:02

Houts issued an apology to fans on Twitter, saying that she was having a bad week and that she's not an animal abuser "in any way, shape, or form".

NSPCA launches crowdfunding campaign for AfriForum's case against Thandi Modise

2019-08-08 11:06

The National Council of SPCAs has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist with costs of AfriForum's animal cruelty case against National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.

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