Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Animal News

Norway tests out 'animal rights cops'

Oslo - Norwegian police is creating a unit to investigate cruelty to animals, the government said Monday, arguing that those who hurt animals often harm people too.

French tourists fined for burning Australian marsupial

Sydney - An Australian court fined two French tourists Aus$4000 (US$3100) each on Friday for animal cruelty after they burnt a quokka, a small native marsupial, on an island off the west coast.

U.S. govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Miami - Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government.

Saudi-bound apes fall victim to diplomatic monkey business

Stockholm - Four Amazonian monkeys due to be transferred from Sweden to Saudi Arabia have been left stranded in a Stockholm zoo after a diplomatic row prompted Riyadh to stop issuing business visas.

More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

Sydney - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

Crete's mystery croc killed by cold snap

Heraklion - A man-eating crocodile that became an attraction on the Greek island of Crete last year after its mysterious appearance in a lake has died, probably of cold, an official said Monday.

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

Kathmandu - A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.

Nearly 150 trafficked animals flown to Amazon freedom

Estanzuela - A Colombian Air Force plane whose cargo hold looked more like the hull of Noah's Ark delivered nearly 150 trafficked animals back to the Amazon on Tuesday following months of rehabilitation.

UK's Crufts plays down 'rumours' of five more dog poisonings

London - Britain's Crufts played down reports that several more dogs were suspected poisoned at the dog show, after the death of a prize-winning Irish Setter sent shockwaves through the breeding world.

Poisoning investigation after Crufts dog dies

London - The owners of a prize-winning Irish Setter who died after competing at the renowned Crufts dog show claimed their dog had been poisoned at the British event.

China ivory carving ban a 'symbolic' move: wildlife group

Bejing - Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising Chinese demand threatens African elephants with extinction, but campaigners described the move as "more symbolic than effective" Friday.

Llamas go on the lam in U.S., Twitter explodes

Los Angeles - A pair of sprightly llamas jigged their way to immediate social media stardom after they led dozens of U.S. police a merry dance on the bemused streets of Phoenix, Arizona.

Ooowl, that hurt! Rogue bird sows terror in Dutch city

Den Haag - The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.

Fireworks 'send tiger plunging from Chinese high-rise'

Bejing - A seven-month-old tiger fell to its death from a Chinese high-rise building, state media reported Wednesday, apparently frightened by Lunar New Year fireworks.

Review: New reality series gives viewers crash course in filmmaking Special

This week’s releases include an Oscar nominee and one deserving of more recognition; a reality series that goes deep behind the camera; a couple of unexpectedly satisfactory horror pictures; and the inspiration for a ‘90s phenomenon.

Fighting animal cruelty in LatAm, one tweet at a time

San Jos - Veterinarian Carmen Soto is gently swabbing what is left of Grecia the toucan's bright beak, preparing to fit him with a prosthesis to replace the part hacked off by vandals.

Australian beaches reopen as sharks move on

Sydney - Australian beaches that had closed due to sightings of large sharks for a record nine days, reopened on Monday, officials said, but rough surf kept most swimmers away.

Toxic biscuits kill 14 monkeys in India

Kolkata - Fourteen monkeys have died after snatching and then eating biscuits laced with rat poison in eastern India, officials said Monday.

Shark sighting closes Australia's Bondi Beach

Sydney - Hundreds of swimmers were ordered out of the water and Sydney's Bondi Beach was briefly closed Friday after a shark was spotted, with lifeguards patrolling the sea until the animal swam away.

Argentine Orangutan unfazed by right to freedom ruling

Buenos Aires - Sandra the orangutan took her newfound fame in stride after an Argentine court upheld her right to be freed from a zoo, munching a melon and putting the rind on her head for the cameras.

Norway scraps controversial seal hunting subsidy

Oslo - Norway's much-criticised commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament's decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice.A majority of lawmakers voted late Thursday to cull a 12-million-kroner (1.3-million-euro, $1.

Six sperm whales die in rare mass beaching in Australia

Sydney - A pod of six sperm whales washed up dead Monday in a rare mass stranding on the South Australia coast, with animal welfare officials struggling over the logistics of handling the huge carcasses.

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

Video of train 'mowing down bear' shocks Russians

Moscow - Russians reacted with shock Friday and prosecutors launched an inquiry after a YouTube video went viral showing a train apparently mowing down a bear on the tracks as the driver shouts "crush him!

Tiger or tabby? France scales down cat hunt

Mont - French officials on Friday scaled down a frantic hunt for a mysterious big cat prowling on the outskirts of Paris after scotching earlier fears it was a tiger.

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Mont - Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris Thursday after a local resident spotted the fearsome animal in a car park and sounded the alert, authorities said.

Chinese officials 'on illegal African ivory buying sprees'

Bejing - Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to East Africa, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group said Thursday.

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Johannesburg - Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

New Delhi - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.

More than £1m floods in for British dogs' home after blaze

Manchester - A dogs' home in northern England said it was "overwhelmed" after an online appeal launched following a horrific blaze, which claimed the lives of 53 animals, raised £1 million in 24 hours.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 7 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Animal


Animal Image

A flying squirrel in flight
A flying squirrel in flight
jeanieforever
Being prepared for the show ring.
Being prepared for the show ring.
Untitled
BadgerHero
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
A baby baboon safely rests on his mothers back as she forages for food for both of them.
A baby baboon safely rests on his mothers back as she forages for food for both of them.
Wikipedia
Pifas reaches the shore of Lake Michigan with the help of Dave Kehnast
Pifas reaches the shore of Lake Michigan with the help of Dave Kehnast
Screen Capture
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
A cow grazing in wild countryside
A cow grazing in wild countryside
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
A Hydrothermal Worm captured by a powerful magnifying photograph
A Hydrothermal Worm captured by a powerful magnifying photograph
Courtesy FEI
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
Heather Norwood
A California Grunion in a fish tank
A California Grunion in a fish tank
San Diego Shooter
Labrador on the beach
Labrador on the beach
An artistic hand painting by Guido Daniele  depicting a dog
An artistic hand painting by Guido Daniele, depicting a dog
From Guido Daniele
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
Cat in a basket.
Cat in a basket.
Donkey feeding in paddock
Donkey feeding in paddock
A dog
A dog
YouTube screenshot

Latest News
Top News