All the wild horses are extinct - study

2018-02-23 12:36

All the world's wild horses have gone extinct, according to a study that unexpectedly rewrites the horse family tree based on a new DNA analysis of their ancestry.

Woman seriously injured in attack by five dogs

2018-02-22 10:15

An 56-year-old woman has been seriously injured in an attack, involving five dogs, in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal.

Man mauled to death by lions 'might have been a poacher'

2018-02-12 17:34

Limpopo police believe the man who was mauled to death by lions near Hoedspruit, outside Phalaborwa, might have been a poacher.

Hero labrador sniffs out survivor in Taiwan quake wreckage

2018-02-09 08:43

A rookie golden Labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake.

A whale with words: Orca mimics human speech

2018-01-31 21:48

Her head above water, Wikie the killer whale looks at the human trainer next to her pool, listens, then loudly vocalises: "Hello."

Croatian trophy hunter killed during lion hunt in the North West

2018-01-28 13:31

A 75-year old man has been shot dead at a North West captive-bred lion hunting farm, police have announced.

A dozen camels disqualified for botox in ‘camel beauty contest’

2018-01-25 21:13

Twelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival for using botox to enhance their features.

Rescued pangolin dies after severe suffering

2018-01-24 13:35

The pangolin that was saved by police from being sold illegally in Pietermaritzburg has died.

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

2018-01-17 21:00

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, says the country's conservation agency.

France's playful baby panda makes 1st public appearance

2018-01-13 16:09

France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds - climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest.


Homeward hound: Missing top cop dog reunited with her human partner

2018-02-22 21:56

Police dog Olive has been reunited with her handler, Constable Songezile Katikati, after going missing in an Eastern Cape forest during the rescue of a 55-year-old man.

National lottery drops SPCA

2018-02-22 09:27

A cut in funding from the national lottery has forced the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to reduce its free services, including the work it does in poor communities.

Man mauled to death by lions in Hoedspruit

2018-02-11 10:41

A 46-year-old man has been mauled to death by lions near Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa.

'World's loneliest bird' Nigel dies in New Zealand

2018-02-07 10:51

New Zealand wildlife lovers are mourning the death of a gannet named Nigel, dubbed "the loneliest bird in the world" due to the absence of any feathered friends on his island home.

Dutch have done human, animal diesel tests 'for years'

2018-01-31 07:59

Dutch researchers have been performing tests "for years" on humans and animals to study the effects of diesel fumes, scientists said Tuesday, amid an outcry in Germany over similar experiments.

Elephants spotted waiting for ride on Oklahoma roadside

2018-01-26 08:46

Talk about hitchhikers you really can't pick up: Four circus elephants were stuck briefly along an Oklahoma road waiting for a ride.

Cow escapes farm to run free with wild bison in Poland

2018-01-25 21:11

A farmyard cow in Poland has chosen freedom this winter, roaming with a bison herd for three months after escaping its pen.

Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! Preemie is turning 1

2018-01-20 19:45

Hippo-y birthday! Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity beast, the prematurely born Fiona, is turning one and zoo officials have planned day-long festivities.

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

2018-01-17 15:34

Malaysian zoo officials say a giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country.

Whale carcass removed from Strand Beach

2018-01-13 15:07

The remains of a humpback whale, which washed ashore at Strand Beach, have been removed.

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