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At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency says, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history.
Despite being stoned and stabbed, a Southern African python measuring between 2.5 and three metres has made a full recovery and has been released in a protected area.
Lou Lou, a western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a daughter at the Belo Horizonte Zoo in Brazil. WATCH NOW
In a last-ditch effort to save spotted owls, federal officials are killing hundreds of barred owls in the hopes they can stave off their spotted cousins' potential extinction. WATCH NOW.
A major clean-up continues along the coastline of northeastern Brazil following a massive oil spill that has polluted more than 130 beaches.
A man and his pet mamba, caused quite the stir at a local scrapyard in Port Shepstone.
Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government say, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.
Many big cat cubs that are exhibited and petted at wildlife facilities end up being killed as a result of canned hunting.
Six wild elephants have drowned after slipping off a waterfall in northeast Thailand, authorities say, with two others saved after they became stranded while apparently trying to rescue one of those that fell into the current.
One of the world's rarest monkeys has been born at an Australian zoo.
Swift reaction by the police led to the recovery of stolen sheep found stuffed inside the boot of a car.
For child victims of sexual abuse, testifying in court can be scary and traumatic. Turns out, our furry friends may be able to help. Watch this video and find out more.
A feisty 4m king cobra was pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand in an hour-long operation, a rescue foundation says, describing the reptile as one of the largest they had ever captured.
A woman from Mokwete village near Jane Furse, Limpopo, has died after being attacked by a crocodile while crossing the Lepelle River from Tsimanyane village to attend a church service in the neighbouring Kolokotela village.
The Nature Conservancy holds an annual nature photography contest to raise awareness for conservation.
A 63-year-old woman in Limpopo has died after being attacked by a hippo in Malamulele Vhembe District, Limpopo.
"It's a miracle this little dog had the will to live and to survive in the conditions he was in," founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue Lauree Simmons said.
The temptation to cuddle or pet a lion cub might be inevitable, but it truly is just a big scam, says animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.
In the last decade, the whale population around New York has just exploded. There were 272 sightings last year compared with just five in 2011.
Northern fur seals are thriving on tiny Bogoslof Island, a remote mass at the tip of an active undersea volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Island chain. WATCH NOW.
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