Giraffe numbers across the continent fell 40 percent between 1985 and 2015, to just under 100,000 animals, according to the best figures available to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The remains of a prehistoric primate that lived high in the Andes 20 million years ago and was so small it could fit in your hand is helping scientists learn more about how human brains evolved.
Social media are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning that the trend could drive species extinct.
In upsetting undercover footage, a huntsman is seen taking terrified fox cubs out of a small cage and carrying them to a kennel, using a stick with a noose attached. The little foxes scream as they are taken to the kennel. There, they are thrown to a pack of hounds that had been whipped into a frenzy.
An Australian sheep that entered the Guinness World Records after being found with an enormously overgrown fleece has died, its carers announced.
A pet cafe in China where dogs are dyed black and white to look like panda cubs has triggered a heated online debate over the treatment of animals.
The slow motion video shows Sheikh Hamdan’s love for falconry.
A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family's south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.
The recent tiger census in India found tiger numbers at 2,967 — more than 30% in four years (2,226), raising hopes for the survival of the endangered species four years ago. This means an increase of 741 tigers in the last four years because of the conservation initiatives taken by the Centre and state