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Paris rat catchers deployed to tackle rodent scourge

Paris - Paris officials have announced a crackdown on rats which blight parks and gardens around the City of Light and are thought to easily outnumber humans.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

Chengalpattu - A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes.

Mammoth battles at Nepal elephant polo championship

Putalisadak - The elephants lumber across the field on the edge of a Nepalese jungle in pursuit of a small white ball. It might be slightly slower-paced than its horseback equivalent, but there's nothing sedate these polo pachyderms.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

Dikan - A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra as their herder leads them to their winter grazing grounds in the plains below.

Miniature monkeys reunited after Australia zoo theft

Sydney - Two men were charged Monday with stealing rare pygmy marmosets from an Australian wildlife park as a baby was reunited with her mum and the hunt continued to find dad.

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Den Haag - Dutch officials have culled 190,000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectuous strain of bird flu, officials and local media said Sunday.

Military veterans seek new role in S.Africa poaching war

In another life, Lynn was a sniper in Afghanistan, Damien trained paramilitary forces in Iraq, and John worked undercover infiltrating drug cartels in central America.

Puggles snuggle down in Sydney after rare echidna zoo births

Sydney - Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three different mums hatching within days of each other.

Puggles snuggle down in Sydney after rare echidna zoo births

Sydney - Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three different mums hatching within days of each other.

Puggles snuggle down in Sydney after rare echidna zoo births

Sydney - Sydney's Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful echidna births in 30 years with three healthy babies, known as puggles, from three different mums hatching within days of each other.

Riders on the waves: China's jellyfish-hauling mules a dying breed

Guizhou - With a crack of his whip, Qin Yusheng drives his mules through the ocean surf off the Chinese coast, labouring to bring in the day's catch.

Montenegro's shunned donkeys milk new health trend

Pod - Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.

Rampaging sheep kills 94-year-old Frenchman

Bordeaux - A 94-year-old man was knocked down and killed by a rampaging sheep in southwest France, police said on Tuesday.

Jailhouse dogs check in at Portugal prison

Lisbon - Gloria is a regular at Portugal's most infamous prison, but it isn't crime that keeps her coming back. The golden Barbado da Terceira is just one of the canine guests at a most unusual dog kennel run by inmates.

China’s 'monkey king' picks Trump as next US president

A Chinese monkey described as the "king of prophets" has tipped Donald Trump for the US presidency, a tourism park said, after the creature successfully predicted the winner of football's European Championship final earlier this year.

Debate about croc numbers reignited in Australia

Sydney - Saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia since being declared a protected species, and a spate of recent attacks has reignited debate about controlling them.

Adorable but shy, pygmy anteaters are VIPs at Peru zoo

- Paulina struggles to open her eyes, sees strange people in her space and raises her tiny claws in warning.

Sharks are beautiful, diver says despite narrow escape

Shanghai - A diver whose near miss with a great white shark became a viral video sensation, viewed more than 15 million times on Youtube, says the ocean's apex predator is "beautiful".

Indonesian police seize tiger skin, deer genitals

Medan - Three Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly trading in protected species, with police seizing animal parts including a tiger skin, deer genitalia and pangolin scales, an official said Monday.

Hong Kong mourns world's oldest captive giant panda

Hong Kong - Visitors to a Hong Kong theme park mourned the world's oldest captive giant panda Jia Jia Monday, a day after she died there aged 38.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Indonesia turtles find new freedom as they scurry into sea

Indonesia - A group of turtles scurried down a beach and glided into the sea, enjoying their newfound freedom after being cared for at an Indonesian conservation centre.

Craze for hornbill 'ivory' pushes Borneo icon to the brink

Pontianak - A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable "beak", the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

Craze for hornbill 'ivory' pushes Borneo icon to the brink

Pontianak - A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable "beak", the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

Craze for hornbill 'ivory' pushes Borneo icon to the brink

Pontianak - A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable "beak", the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

Elephants rescued from southwest China water tank

Bejing - Rescuers in China used helicopters and a digger to free three wild Asian elephants -- including one young calf -- from a water tank where they were helplessly trapped for more than two days, state media said.

Beneath Peru zoo, traces of ancient dog sacrifices

- As lions, tigers and bears roam lazily about Peru's largest zoo, archeologists are busy digging up stranger animals from the ground beneath them.
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