In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
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.
An adorable photo of a dozen eager canines sitting in theatre seats watching a live musical has wowed the internet.
A fluffy lion cub has been taken to a place of safety after it was found in Athlone, Cape Town.
Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," said one conservationist.
A man's loyal dog died within minutes of his owner losing a lengthy battle with cancer.
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.
A humpback whale has been euthanised after it beached at Kabeljous Beach near Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.
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.
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.
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.
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 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, urging more action to protect the giant cats.
A photo of the fish has since gone viral.
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".
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.
An Arkansas baby raccoon is now walking again with the aid of a wheelchair after a brain injury had hindered her mobility.
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.
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.
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".
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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