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Australian rescuers free stranded baby whale

Gold Coast - Australian rescuers freed a beached baby whale Thursday almost two days after it became stranded on a popular beach, as a large crowd of onlookers cheered.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Three U.S. troops, military dog killed in Afghan blast

Kabul - A Taliban attack killed three American soldiers and a military dog in southern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, in the latest sign of the insurgents' capability as the coalition winds down operations.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish zoo vet shoots keeper in gorilla escape drill

Madrid - A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.
In the Media by AFP

Boy opens up a no-kill animal shelter in his garage

Ken, a nine-year-old from the southern Philippines, wanted to open an animal shelter to help cats and dogs who were on the streets. Ken eventually did just that.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Lion cub 'runs wild' after smuggled on Russian train

Moscow - A Russian woman who smuggled a 50-kilogram (110-pound) lion cub onto a sleeper train claiming it was a domestic cat was being questioned Thursday, police said.
In the Media by AFP

Man convicted over orangutan, tiger skulls in Australia

Sydney - A man was Friday convicted on 24 charges of possessing illegal wildlife products, including orangutan and tiger skulls, following the biggest seizure of such items in Australian history.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Tokyo - Visitors to one of usually-safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
In the Media by AFP

Philippine fishermen demand bounty for crocodile

Davao - Fishermen in the southern Philippines are demanding a reward for a crocodile they said they caught accidentally, but officials insisted Sunday they would not pay for the reptile.
In the Media by AFP

Paul Iacono stars in Chiller horror film, ‘Animal’

MTV star Paul Iacono is set to appear in NBCUniversal's upcoming horror film, from director Brett Simmons, to be aired on its Chiller channel.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

P&G sells most pet-care assets to Mars for $2.9 bn

New York - Procter & Gamble will sell most of its pet care business to Mars for $2.9 billion as the US consumer-products giant streamlines its businesses, the companies announced Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

First trailer released for Drew Barrymore's upcoming 'Animal'

A short trailer has been released to publicise "Animal", a forthcoming horror film executive-produced by Drew Barrymore.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Spain town hires poo 'detective' to spy on dog owners

Madrid - Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Snake forces evacuation of Swiss train

Geneva - A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile.
In the Media by AFP

Croatian storks' 'love story' goes the distance

Slavonski Brod - Two lovebird storks celebrated their 12th anniversary on Monday as the male made his annual journey of thousands of miles to join his handicapped female in Croatia.Ever-faithful Klepetan flew some 13,500 kilometres (8,370 miles) from his winter home in...
In the Media by AFP

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Python's homing trick stuns scientists

Paris - The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday.Capable of growing over five metres (16 feet) long, pythons are among the world's la...
In the Media by AFP

Global warming a concern at Chile's penguin paradise

Punta Arenas - Magdalena Island, located near Chile's southern tip, is a natural paradise for tens of thousands of penguins who come every year to breed.But global warming could threaten the long-term survival of the species, say experts at the island nature reserve ...
In the Media by Vitoria Velez (AFP)

Snail venom cuts pain in early lab trial

Washington - An experimental drug made from snail venom has shown early signs of promise in numbing pain, raising hopes in the hunt for new, non-addictive medications, researchers said Sunday.The drug, which has not been tested yet on humans, was judged to be about...
In the Media by AFP

Post-sex gel shows signs of promise against HIV

Washington - A first-of-its-kind vaginal gel that is designed to be applied after sex has shown promise in preventing the virus that causes AIDS in research monkeys, US scientists said Wednesday.While testing is still at a very early stage, researchers hope the gel...
In the Media by AFP

Cat takes US family hostage

Los Angeles - A 22-pound (10-kilo) Himalayan cat attacked a baby boy and then took a US family hostage in their apartment, forcing them to call 911 to get police help.The ferocious feline first went for the seven-month-old baby, prompting owner Lee Palmer to kick th...
In the Media by AFP

Elephants can tell difference between human languages

Washington - African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said.The study suggests elephants, already known to be intelligent creatures, are even...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

Poodle Ricky trots off with UK top dog prize

London - A two-year-old poodle called Ricky won the Best in Show award at Britain's Crufts festival, the world's largest annual dog show that this year attracted more than 21,000 entrants.Ricky, from Preston in north west England, will now retire from UK compet...
In the Media by AFP

What, no more buggy rides in NY's Central Park?

New York - Many US cities have quintessential sights and sounds: San Francisco's clanging cable cars, New Orleans and its raucous Mardi Gras, and Washington's political mudslinging.New York has an abundance of them too, and the new mayor has ignited a firestorm b...
In the Media by Brigitte Dusseau (AFP)

Japan zoo gives pandas privacy as mating season starts

Tokyo - A Tokyo zoo is to shutter its panda display in an effort to encourage the famously lethargic creatures to concentrate on mating without the distraction of spectators, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.Starting Thursday, Shin Shin and her companion Ri Ri wil...
In the Media by AFP

Shrieking pet parrot tips off police to India murder

Agra - A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said Thursday.The owner, a 55-year-old woman, was stabbed to death and her jewellery stolen at her home in the northern city of Agra on February 20.Th...
In the Media by AFP

Sea Shepherd challenges shark kill policy in Australia

Sydney - Militant environmental group Sea Shepherd on Wednesday said it is seeking a Supreme Court injunction to halt a controversial shark culling policy in Western Australia.The group, best known for battling Japanese whalers in the Antarctic, has teamed up w...
In the Media by AFP

Camels likely source of MERS virus in people

Washington - A respiratory virus that has killed dozens of people, mainly in the Middle East, is widespread in camels and may be jumping directly from camels to humans, said a study Tuesday.Called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, it has killed 79 of the 1...
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

S. Korea offers North help with foot-and-mouth outbreak

Seoul - South Korea on Monday offered to send vaccine and medical equipment to North Korea to help contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, in a further sign of warming cross-border ties.The offer came days after North Korea confirmed cases of the highly...
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia announces world's biggest manta ray sanctuary

Jakarta - Indonesia on Friday became home to the world's biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres, as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago.New legislation gives full protection to ...
In the Media by AFP

Finnish reindeer glow at night to prevent accidents

Helsinki - Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday."We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in th...
In the Media by AFP
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