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Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

Bangkok - The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination -- and fear -- from visitors to the city centre's main green space.

Belgium's first baby panda named 'Treasure of Heaven'

Brussels - A Belgian zoo on Thursday finally named a baby giant panda three months after its birth, calling it "Tian Bao", which means "Treasure of Heaven" in Chinese.

Will technology allow us to talk to our dogs?

Some scientists are hopeful that a device will be created to allow humans to 'directly' communicate to their dogs. This is based on dogs being able to 'understand' some aspects of human vocabulary.

Thousands rally in Madrid to demand bullfighting ban

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand an end to the centuries-old but controversial tradition of bullfighting.

Four species of Giraffe revealed

From the early beginnings of biology giraffes have been thought of as one species. This is no longer so, according to new research based on genetic analysis. There are four species of giraffe.

The further north the more likely a dog will have a limp tail

Edinburgh - According to a new study, dogs are far more likely to develop limp, hard-to-wag tails (erect-tail dysfunction) the further north they live.

Russia anthrax outbreak infects 21

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday confirmed 21 cases of anthrax, including one fatality, after an unusual heatwave melted permafrost in its remote far north, releasing potentially lethal spores from the soil.

Anthrax outbreak kills boy in northern Russia

Moscow - A 12-year-old boy has died in an anthrax outbreak in remote far northern Russia while dozens have been hospitalised on suspicion of infection, the region's governor said Monday.

Larry the cat staying put at 10 Downing Street

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron is leaving his official 10 Downing Street residence this week to make way for Theresa May, but one resident is staying put: Larry the cat.

Exotic pet trade sends Florida bird rescues soaring

Miami - In this small animal hospital perched on Miami's sun-splashed harbor, some of the most exotic creatures fly in and out of Carla Zepeda's life.

Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish

Paris - Many of the real-life Nemos swimming in children's fish tanks are caught using cyanide, said research Thursday which highlighted the danger to corals.

Scientists declare the first mammal extinction because of pollution

An Australian research team declared the first mammal to become extinct due to human-made climate change and pollution. However, there's still a very small chance that some undetected populations of the rodent still exist.

'It's a boy!': Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

Brussels - A giant panda on loan to Belgium from China gave birth to a cub in a Belgian zoo on Thursday, a rare event for the endangered species that numbers fewer than 2,000 in the wild.

Prisoners, problem pooches help each other in Hungary jail

Debrecen - Friday is dog day at Hungary's Debrecen jail as Sergey, Cutie, Scottie, Tiny and Fatty, all abandoned canines from a nearby rescue home, happily lollop in for obedience training... with the inmates.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

Sogongdong - "It's a dying business," Gong In-Young said Wednesday as he watched US activists clear out the cages of the South Korean dog meat farm he has been running for the past decade.

Chernobyl zone turns into testbed for Nature's rebound

Chernobyl - What happens when the site of the world's worst nuclear accident is left all but abandoned for nearly 30 years?

Rare crane a boost to Taiwan's troubled wetlands

Taipei - It has a Facebook page, two books and its own brand of rice. A Siberian crane that landed in Taiwan after getting lost on migration over a year ago even made international headlines when it was found wandering outside a train station.

The smartness of crows revealed through brain study

Crows are one of the smartest birds known and they have an incredible memory. A new insight, based on brain activity in the birds, reveals why these birds have such effective memory recall.

Frog with yellow eyebrows discovered in Colombia

Estanzuela - A new species of terrestrial frog with yellow eyebrows has been found in Colombia's East Andes, researchers announced.

Realistic undercover robot animals help officials snare poachers

Wildlife officials have a new breed of undercover agents: Robotic animals that are more than just taxidermy specimens. These animals are actually so realistic they are used to snare poachers all across the U.S.

GM and lab grown meat for the agricultural future?

The future of agriculture is uncertain, given the changes to populations, migration, and climate. National governments and the United Nations have been predicting the state of food security in 2050.

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: Study

Sydney - Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.

FBI will start tracking animal abuse cases in Ohio via database

The FBI has announced that it will create a national animal cruelty database similar to ones used for rape and violent crime cases.

Kyrgyzstan expels Briton after 'horse penis' Facebook comment

Bichkek - A Briton working at a Canadian-owned gold mine in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has been expelled after comparing a local delicacy to a horse penis in a Facebook post, an interior ministry spokesman confirmed Monday.

Kyrgyzstan detains Briton over 'horse penis' slur

Bichkek - A Briton working at a foreign-owned gold mine in Kyrgyzstan has been detained and faces up to five years in jail for comparing a local delicacy to a horse penis, authorities said Sunday.

Australia to use drones to track sharks from the air

Sydney - Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there was "no easy way" to protect swimmers from the predators.

SeaWorld to do away with killer whale show

Los Angeles - US theme park SeaWorld announced that it planned to phase out its signature killer whale show, which has come under intense criticism in recent years.

French abattoir probed over grisly animal cruelty video

Marseille - A French abattoir was put under investigation Thursday after undercover video emerged showing cattle having their throats slit while conscious, pigs being gassed in a cage and a horse being beaten with an electric prod.

Single shot animal contraceptive coming soon

The idea of an injectable contraceptive for pets, administered by injection, is coming closer to reality after some successful animal trials.

Review: Animal Tales, the best animal stories on display Special

London - Animal Tales is an exhibition currently running at the British Library in London. The exhibition goes on the trail of animals on the page, exploring what wild – and tamed – creatures say about us when they take on literary or artistic form.
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Jack Hanna  Director Emeritus  Columbus Zoo
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo
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This sweet girl takes a breather while still keeping up with the action.
This sweet girl takes a breather while still keeping up with the action.
Penguins gather to form a group at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors ...
Penguins gather to form a group at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
A mountain goat looks over a ledge at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that hono...
A mountain goat looks over a ledge at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
Pic taken by me  a Rhino at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a Rhino at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
A flock of sheep
A flock of sheep
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An animal being killed and skinned alive by China fur breeders on undercover animal activist tape
An animal being killed and skinned alive by China fur breeders on undercover animal activist tape
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Female pigs which have been rescued.  They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
Female pigs which have been rescued. They can end up weighing 700 lbs.
Pic taken by me  a Giraffe at Guwahati Zoo  Assam  India.
Pic taken by me, a Giraffe at Guwahati Zoo, Assam, India.
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Montage of cat photos
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This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
White lions are being reintroduced to the wild by the Global White Lion Protection Trust.  What a be...
White lions are being reintroduced to the wild by the Global White Lion Protection Trust. What a beautiful creature.
This photograph was taken with a Fuji S9100  my very first digital camera.
This photograph was taken with a Fuji S9100, my very first digital camera.
This little guy not only had a great time at the large dog park  he took time to pose of a picture.
This little guy not only had a great time at the large dog park, he took time to pose of a picture.
White lions are not albinos. They are the same African Lions as the coloured family with a recessive...
White lions are not albinos. They are the same African Lions as the coloured family with a recessive gene that inhibits colour so they are blonde to near white.
Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
A snow leopard gazes intensely at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors t...
A snow leopard gazes intensely at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.

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