Police transport the body of a escaped circus tiger shot dead by its owner in the middle of Paris Friday
Jonathan the tortoise is blind and can't smell, but has excellent hearing.
An animal handler on Friday shot dead his escaped circus tiger in the middle of a Paris district about a mile from the Eiffel Tower, according to French officials. Witnesses said the animal was shot t...
Jonathan, a 186-year-old Seychelles giant tortoise, met the love of his life way back in 1991. His carers decided he needed a special someone after the active 150-ish-year-old became irritable and dif...
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If frogs can glow in the dark and cockroaches can change history, why couldn't dog-birds exist? Chris Goldberg / flickr, CC BY-SA Catesby Holmes, The Conversation; Clea Chakraverty, The Conversation;...
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Gyala Peri and Namcha Barwa - Tibet. 梁逸晨/wikimedia, CC BY-SA Lü Zhi, Peking University It was a chilly February day. Dangwen and his wildlife monitoring team patrolled along the upper reaches of...
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Two other were injured and have been hospitalised.
South Asia Correspondent Justin Rowlatt's visa may not be renewed.
Of leopards and local communities.
The NGO Wildlife SOS helped women from nearby villages knit the sweaters.
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The forest officials along with veterinary surgeon are conducting an autopsy.
A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world's animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans. The 2016 v...
Officials are worried that tiger 'Jai' may have been harmed by poachers.
And the cause features the cutest champions ever.
From kissing a giraffe and playing with baby elephants to relaxing on the beach and fine dining… I enjoyed a gamut of experiences in Kenya. Here are some of my favourite memories.
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No domestic help wants to work in his house.
Dispensing with a problem is not the same as solving it. India's Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) would do well to note that. In the wake of severe losses by farmers due to crop depredation by wildlife across India, the MoEFCC allowed the culling of crop-raiding wildlife by invoking Section 62 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (WPA). Shockingly, the memorandum is mum on encouraging states to hold consultations with wildlife experts and explore non-invasive mitigation techniques.
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Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has landed in a controversy after posting pictures of himself with lions at the Gir National Park and Sanctuary. The photographs, which went viral on social media, show Jadej...
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Police have taken 18 lions into custody for the murder of three people in Gujarat, reports the BBC. According to the report, the 'suspects' will have their paw prints taken and their feces will be tes...
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In 10 out of Tamil Nadu’s 32 districts, one big issue is simply not on the poll agenda of any political party. Man-animal conflict, which has taken lives of both humans and wild animals, destroyed cro...
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The Uttarakhand government has decided to double the number of personnel engaged in dousing wild fires in different parts of the state from 3000 to 6000. Governor KK Paul took the decision late on Thu...
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A cruelty-free world for animals: This is the proverbial pole star that guides the course of Humane Society International/India. While there is a lot to do and achieve for animals in the coming year, here's a small glimpse of how we made a difference in 2015!
The mention of Haridwar brings to mind images filled with piety and picturesque pujas and the Ganga aarti by the fast-flowing river at Har ki Pauri, right? But, as we discovered on a recent, visit, there's much more that you can explore on the banks of the Ganges.
In the mountains, it's eternally early morning. Fingers of mist, unbroken serenity and unearthly beauty reign through the day in the lofty strongholds, immune from the sun's tendency to unveil. So when I think back to my time in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, the memories are bound to two timeframes -- the wee hours of the morning and the late hours of the night. It was during the former that my encounters with the white-capped water redstart began.
In earlier times, people considered it lucky to see the Indian roller on Dussehra and many went out into nearby lands to sight them in the wild. With a consequent decline in the number of Indian rollers in increasingly urbanized landscapes, bird traders and poachers hit upon the cruel idea of capturing them and bringing them to towns and cities to make a quick buck. Blinded by superstitious belief, the public abets acts of cruelty against these birds, unknowingly or otherwise.
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Last month's killing of Cecil, a 13-year-old black-maned lion, by American dentist Walter Palmer, was met with global outrage and condemnation. However, this incident cannot just be treated as another sign of American (or White) exceptionalism (read sickness) because behind it is a much larger and thriving trophy industry.
Your driver will momentarily offer hope, claiming that the tiger is bound to still be there, waiting just for you. And then you'll zip zap zoom in a frenzy, thundering down foresty lanes and bumps and breaking a few bones in the bargain, all in the pursuit of India's national animal in the wild.
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NEW DELHI — While the agriculture department is quite excited to set up a mega aquarium housing at least 100 varieties of ornamental fish in Gurgaon, a satellite township adjoining the national capita...
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Human-elephant conflict may only be mitigated through population management. In India, elephant populations are managed through translocation and capture of wild elephants for captivity. While some translocated elephants return to the site of conflict, others may cause trouble in their new locations. Capturing elephants for captivity is a contentious issue as it may involve cruel methods like confinement, starvation and the use of brutal force. In South Africa, a novel approach called immunocontraception has been successfully used to manage populations of wild elephants.
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What does having a bit of "fun" with a fake shark have to do with the plight of real sharks? Well, what the public thinks of sharks makes all the difference between rallying to save them and permitting them to be hunted to extinction.
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NEW DELHI — Birds have the fundamental right to "live with dignity" and fly in the sky without being kept in cages or subjected to cruelty, Delhi High Court has said while holding that running their t...
The last two years alone have taken me to places, the names of which -- let alone having heard of -- I couldn't even pronounce. An early thought while struggling with my 'thinker's-block' , was to write about all the quaint, faraway, almost mythical towns, I like to say, I met.