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Giant snake removed from car in Parktown

2017-11-23 14:48

A man has posted a picture on Facebook of a massive reptile being extracted from his bonnet after he parked his car in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

2017-11-21 17:44

A Norwegian court has granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.

Swimming with dolphins in VR to aid disabled

2017-11-19 17:05

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial.

Surfing doctor 'punches' leaping shark, escapes mauling off Australia coast

2017-11-14 08:39

A young British doctor has described punching a shark that leapt from the water to attack him as he surfed off Australia's eastern coast, escaping with bite marks to his shoulder and arm.

Family's rottweiler kills 14-month-old baby

2017-11-09 16:37

A father held his 14-month-old baby girl in his arms, waiting for help to arrive, but it was too late. She had been attacked and killed by their rottweiler.

Kenya male lions seen in intimate act

2017-11-08 15:12

Kenya male lions seen together in intimate act; experts call it an expression of dominance.

Dozens of alligators captured prior to child's death at Disney

2017-11-05 13:55

Disney World knew it had an alligator problem long before one of the beasts killed a toddler at the famous resort, official data has showed.

Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape

2017-11-04 16:09

A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.

Dino track in Lesotho

2017-10-29 05:49

For the woman who led the team of palaeontologists who discovered the three- toed footprint of a giant theropod dinosaur, it was a childhood dream come true.

Women lost months at sea credit dogs for keeping spirits up

2017-10-28 09:21

A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women and went downhill from there.

 

WATCH: Snakes on a train: Fearless man kills snake with bare hands

2017-11-23 09:20

An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero.

Woman's body found after crocodile dragged her into river

2017-11-21 12:18

The body of a 52-year-old woman, who was dragged into a river by a crocodile outside Thohoyandou over the weekend, has been found, Limpopo police say.

Officials plan to herd humpback whale out of channel

2017-11-17 19:39

Officials say they will try to herd a wayward humpback whale that was seen swimming in a Long Island channel back to the Atlantic Ocean.

Nature's best: African nature and wildlife photography exhibition on in Cape Town

2017-11-12 06:02

An annual exhibition of African nature and wildlife photography is on at Cape Town’s Iziko SA museum, featuring work by photographers around the world.

Police detain man with python in his pants

2017-11-08 21:53

German police have found more than they bargained for when they detained a young man, but found a baby python in his pants.

Deer kills French hunter in 'uncommon' attack

2017-11-06 22:50

A 62-year-old man has died while taking part in a hunt in the Paris area after being charged by a deer that fatally gored him, police say.

Study finds horse DNA in 10% of meat dishes in Mexico

2017-11-05 07:08

A study in Mexico has found horse DNA in almost 10% of the ground beef and meat dishes served or sold in public markets, butcher shops, street stalls and taco stands.

Dog kills six-month-old boy

2017-11-01 10:16

A six-month-old baby boy has died after a dog bit him several times at his home in Primrose, Johannesburg.

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

2017-10-28 20:00

Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks have received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers say.

Small dinosaur used colours for protection: study

2017-10-27 10:20

A small feathered dinosaur whose fossil was discovered in China used its different colours for protection, a study says, helping to dispel stereotypes about the long-extinct creatures.

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