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China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

Bejing - Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Lion cubs relocated from impoverished Gaza to Jordan

Gaza - Two lions cubs were on Sunday taken from a Gaza Strip refugee camp to Jordan, their former owner said, after their maintenance became too great a financial burden."We're very sad.

Five arrested over India monkey kidnap

Pune - Indian authorities said Wednesday they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

Moon bears rescued from bile farms in Vietnam

Hoan Kiem - Freed from captivity in tiny metal cages, seven long-suffering Asiatic moon bears have been rescued on bile farms in northern Vietnam, as efforts to end the illegal trade are boosted.

In a while crocodile: Safaris yet to be snapped up by Australia

Sydney - Australia's top official on indigenous issues on Tuesday said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities, but the prospect of big game hunters was downplayed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Yulin - Campaigners protesting at China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men Monday as they tried to rally outside a government office.

Chinese woman pays to rescue 100 dogs from meat festival: Report

Yulin - A Chinese woman has paid over $1,000 to save 100 canines from being eaten during a dog meat festival, media said, as activists have lashed out at the event labelling it cruel.

Sixth mass extinction is here: US study

Miami - The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.

Georgia police hunting for another tiger from flooded zoo

Tbili - Georgian police on Friday were hunting down a tiger who escaped from the capital's flood-ravaged zoo after after another tiger mauled a man to death before being killed.

Some Tbilisi zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Tbili - Some animals from the flooded Tbilisi zoo might still be at large, zookeepers warned Thursday, after an escaped tiger mauled a man to death in the Georgian capital and had to be shot.

Elephant kills Thai man at beachside restaurant

Rayong - An elephant killed a 28-year-old Thai man and injured his colleague as they were eating dinner at a beachside restaurant in eastern Thailand, police said on Wednesday.

Animal-lovers demand answers over Georgia zoo killing spree

Tbili - After freak floods in Georgia saw hundreds of zoo animals swept to freedom, activists are demanding an investigation into revelations that police shot many of the creatures dead as they roamed the streets.

Escaped circus elephant kills 65-year-old German man

Berlin - An escaped circus elephant attacked and killed a 65-year-old German man as he was taking his usual morning walk on Saturday, police said.

S. African tour guide denies blame after U.S. tourist killed by lion

Johanesburg - A South African tour guide has denied responsibility for the death of his American client who was mauled to death by a lion while they drove through a game park near Johannesburg.

Lion kills American tourist in South African park

Johanesburg - A lion leapt through a open car window and mauled to death an American tourist at a privately-run game park just outside Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said.

Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'

Sydney - Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

Copenhage - A Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit with a bicycle pump live on air, prompting a storm of criticism Tuesday despite claims it had simply wanted to highlight cruelty in farming.

Kittens used as live bait to train greyhounds: Australian police

Sydney - Two men have been charged in Australia with using kittens as live bait to train greyhounds, following allegations that piglets, rabbits and possums were also used in the sport.

Japanese aquariums rely on controversial dolphin hunt: Report

Toukyo - Nearly half the dolphins in Japan's aquariums are caught using a controversial fishing method that sees dozens more slaughtered every year, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Argentine judge to decide Sandra the orangutan's fate

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge began hearing expert testimony this week to decide what to do with an orangutan named Sandra after another court ruled she was entitled to certain human rights, including the right to be freed from the Buenos Aires Zoo.

Seventeen endangered monkeys stolen from French zoo

Saint-aignan - Two families of endangered monkeys were stolen from a zoo in central France over the weekend, the sanctuary's director told AFP late on Monday.

Spanish zoo hit with criminal complaint over chimp deaths

Madrid - An animal rights group filed a criminal complaint Thursday against a Spanish zoo after two chimpanzees named Adam and Eve that escaped from the facility died, one shot by police.

Outrage after Spain police shoot escaped chimp dead

Madrid - Animal rights groups slammed Spanish police Tuesday for shooting dead a chimpanzee named Eve who escaped from a zoo on the holiday island of Mallorca with her companion Adam.

Australia gift to Britain's new princess to help pygmy possums

Sydney - Australia will send a fine woollen blanket embroidered with yellow flowers to Britain's new princess, but the royal baby will also be honoured with a more unusual gift -- support for a rare possum.

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.
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