Lion shot dead by farmer in northern KwaZulu-Natal after 3 months on the loose

2020-05-18 17:02

A lion that was on the loose and killing local livestock near the KwaZulu-Natal community of Dundee has been shot dead by a farmer, authorities have confirmed.

Four caught in possession of a rhino horn and protected plants

2020-05-17 16:45

Four men are expected to appear in court on Tuesday after they were caught in possession of protected flora and a rhino horn in Citrusdal in the Western Cape.

PICTURES | Duiker impaled on palisade fence in Fourways rescued

2020-05-15 11:19

A duiker impaled on a palisade fence in Fourways, Johannesburg, has been rescued and treated on the scene by a private emergency response group.

The US is recommending cats and dogs practice physical distancing, too

2020-05-09 16:10

Cats should be kept indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA said, and pet owners should avoid other people's pets.

11 adorable photos of unlikely animal friends

2020-05-07 04:05

From a dachshund that made friends with a hedgehog to a tiger cub that befriended puppies, animal friendships can be unexpected but incredibly cute.

Sea for yourself: Coronavirus lockdown reveals flourishing Venice Lagoon ecosystem

2020-04-28 12:18

The coronavirus has emptied Venice of millions of tourists since the beginning of March and its waters are no longer stirred by the thousands of boats, taxis, vaporetti, and gondolas that usually cross it.

WATCH | Making the most of lockdown: Fun with four-legged companions

2020-04-27 10:18

As South Africa enters its fifth week of a nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, pet owners have had more than enough time to spend with their four-legged companions. Watch.

A flock of sheep was spotted at a closed McDonald's in Wales

2020-04-22 14:11

"Even the sheep in Ebbw Vale are having McDonald's withdrawals," Andrew Thomas wrote on his Facebook.

Puppy almost loses eye after vicious chainsaw attack during Easter weekend

2020-04-14 16:00

A pit bull-cross puppy named Bruno was allegedly viciously attacked with a chainsaw during the Easter weekend as he tried to protect his owner.

Coronavirus: Government urged to ban wildlife trading

2020-04-07 10:49

On World Health Day, South Africa and governments around the world are urged to heed the coronavirus 'tipping point' and ban wildlife trade to reduce risk of future pandemics.


UPDATE | Duiker rescued after being impaled on palisade fence in Joburg doesn't survive

2020-05-18 08:52

A rescued duiker that was impaled on a palisade fence in Fourways, Johannesburg did not survive the ordeal.

WATCH | The 'dog-tor' is in: Meet Harley, the Mexican pug helping hospital staff de-stress

2020-05-15 14:21

Wearing tiny yellow boots, goggles, and a protective suit, Harley 'el Tuerto', a pug trained as a therapy dog, begins a new journey to relieve the stress of medical staff fighting the novel coronavirus at a Mexico City hospital.

FAKE NEWS | No, the coronavirus did not originate in South Africa

2020-05-13 07:51

A quote out of context suggesting that the novel coronavirus may have originated in South Africa leads to a virtual meltdown on social media.

Adorable and mesmerising animal livestreams you can watch from home

2020-05-09 12:28

You can feel comforted with virtual views of baby goats, snow leopard cubs, and sleeping koalas no matter where you are in the world.

WATCH | 2.4m black mamba rescued from truck engine in Durban

2020-05-05 08:33

Durban snake catcher Nick Evans recently rescued this massive 2.4m black mamba, which managed to lodge itself in the engine compartment of a truck in Phoenix, Durban.

WATCH: Leopard mom helps newborn cubs cross a road

2020-04-27 13:15

Those who miss the call of the wild during lockdown can take part in virtual safaris, and watch webcams positioned at watering holes.

Stunning wildlife photos that will make you see animals in a whole new light

2020-04-23 15:23

Nature photography competitions collect the best photos of animals from around the world. Here's a selection of photos from five different contests.

Excited dolphins at an aquarium do an upside-down impression of their new Sloth friend

2020-04-19 17:04

Dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium were thrilled to meet Chico the sloth, but Chico only opened his eyes a few times to look at them.

A BBC sports broadcaster has resorted to commentating on games between his pups during lockdown

2020-04-13 16:11

With sports off the air, Andrew Cotter's dogs have become the MVPs of quarantine. He's shared videos of the games on Twitter.

Lockdown: Who shot Bonzo? SANDF denies shooting dog

2020-04-04 18:42

The South African National Defence Force communications office told News24 this week the uniforms and weapons shown in a video, which was taken by a neighbour, of Bonzo's shooting were not those worn and carried by its soldiers.

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