Orangutan bites zoo volunteer, detaches her thumb

2019-01-23 12:40

A zoo in Ohio says one of its volunteer's thumbs became detached when an orangutan reached through a barrier and bit her arm.

Alleged robber shot and arrested after attempting to stab police dog

2019-01-22 17:41

An alleged robber was shot and then arrested after he attempted to stab a police dog while fleeing police in KwaZulu-Natal, police have said.

PICS: Pangolins in peril: The world's most illegally traded mammal

2019-01-21 20:26

Rhino Revolution has formed an alliance with the African Pangolin Working Group to provide a rehabilitation service and centre for pangolins being seized from poachers in the Lowveld.

Bull causes havoc in Nelspruit

2019-01-18 20:51

A massive bull caused havoc in Nelspruit roaming around the West Acres suburb in Nelspruit.

Gaza zoo owner blames winter storm for lion cub deaths

2019-01-18 13:05

The owner of a dilapidated Gaza zoo is blaming stormy weather for the death of four lion cubs

US man faces charges after stabbing friend's pet rat

2019-01-17 18:04

A Wisconsin man is charged with a felony after police say he stabbed a friend's pet rat

Pit bulls kill 5-year-old Mpumalanga girl

2019-01-16 12:37

Two pit bull terriers have been put down after they attacked and killed a 5-year-old girl from White River in Mpumalanga.

WATCH: Ohio man arrested after releasing 15 racehorses

2019-01-16 10:28

Police say a man broke into a fairgrounds in Canton, Ohio and released more than a dozen racehorses. One horse fell through ice and died.

Hippo captured in Mbombela dies after it was darted

2019-01-15 17:02

A hippo bull that was darted in the early hours of Sunday morning along the R40 in Mbombela has died.

WATCH: Costa Rica holds international cat expo

2019-01-15 05:17

Dozens of cats put their best paw forward at Costa Rica's International Cat Expo, where pet owners from countries including Mexico, Colombia and others gather to show off their furry feline friends.


Hong Kong failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic - study

2019-01-23 06:44

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said, as they detailed the city's role in the lucrative trade.

Chihuahua survives being snatched by hawk and dropped from sky

2019-01-22 15:12

A Chihuahua puppy in Texas, USA, narrowly escaped becoming a hungry hawk's next meal when the bird dropped him mid-air.

WATCH: Adorable seal rescued after getting stranded on icy Baikal

2019-01-19 13:51

A rescue team saved a seal stranded on the ice of lake Baikal after it was unable to find a hole in the ice to get back to its natural habitat.

Dogs ruin family photo with hilarious stunt

2019-01-18 17:40

A pair of randy golden retrievers ruined a family portrait – and raised some laughs – when they got in front of the camera.

WATCH: Giant pet crocodile removed after it mauled Indonesian woman to death

2019-01-18 12:39

A woman has been mauled to death by a 700kg crocodile in its enclosure on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

WATCH: Meet Bambi - the little Cape grysbok on the road to recovery after he was rescued from a fire

2019-01-17 06:30

At just a few months old, a rescued baby Cape grysbok has touched the hearts of the many residents of the Overstrand, which has recently been under threat by a devastating fire.

WATCH: Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zoo

2019-01-16 12:33

A in the Russia’s Far East Vladivostok received two adorable white lion cubs. The rare cubs arrived from Belarus and now are nursed by the zoo’s workers. Due to the rarity of the white lions, the babies have weak immune system and fed every two hours.

Bobby, the abused dog, in recovery after donations stream in to SPCA

2019-01-16 07:33

Bobby, the abused dog which was chained up for eight months, will soon see happier days, as he recovers from surgery.

How Riley the endangered Western Leopard Toad hitched a 13,010km ride from George to the US – in a sneaker

2019-01-15 09:12

An endangered Western Leopard Toad, now named Riley, escaped the dangers of George and stowed away for an epic journey to the United States, surviving against considerable odds.

SA egg thief: Pablo Escobar of bird egg smuggling jailed after caught with rare eggs taped to his chest

2019-01-14 17:38

A prolific bird egg smuggler has been jailed for three years after being caught at Heathrow Airport with rare bird eggs strapped to his chest.

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