Conspiracy theories abound as to why animals - from sheep to ants - are mysteriously walking around in circles, in videos shared on social media. We look into what's really behind this strange-looking behaviour, with the help of some researchers.
3 Sep 2022
Birds are the only dinosaurs to survive the mass extinction event 65 million years ago. Frogs & Salamanders: These seemingly delicate amphibians survived the extinction that wiped out larger animals. Lizards: These reptiles, distant relatives of dinosaurs, survived the extinction.
6 Aug 2022
Libyan sisters Ibtisam and Rabia Bin Omran drive their car everyday to reach more than 150 dogs and cats which they feed and shelter in Benghazi.
22 Nov 2021
Lawmakers in France have approved new animal rights legislation making it illegal to purchase, breed or sell wild animals for traveling circuses.
4 Sep 2021
Tortoise callipers and camel scales are put to good use at ZSL London Zoo, which is holding its annual animal weigh-in. While keepers put on a show for the cameras, it is important that the zoo keeps up-to-date size and weight information on its animals to compare them with animals in the wild and in other zoos, as well as to have an indication of which animals are pregnant.
21 Aug 2021
Rome's zoo distributes frozen fruit to animals to help them cope with high temperatures and to ensure they get enough sugar in their diet.
13 Apr 2021
The World Health Organization has recommended halting sales of live wild animals to avoid transmitting diseases. Australia will not buy J&J vaccine. England starts Moderna rollout. Follow DW for the latest.
1 Apr 2021
The number of groups engaging in direct action for animal welfare and animal rights is on the rise in France. Many of them don't approve of violent tactics and instead focus on "freeing" animals such as pigs and cows from factory farms, blocking slaughterhouses and filming the conditions in which animals are kept – whether they're raised for food or any other form of exploitation. In doing so, these activists risk prison sentences and hefty fines, but that isn't stopping them. FRANCE 24's Karina Chabour and James Vasina report on their strategy and motivations.
23 Mar 2021
In South Africa, blockchain pioneers developed a crypto platform that allows users to trade unique electronic artworks. Part of the price is donated to conservation projects, which help save endangered animals.
2 Jul 2020
Stray dog Izzy was found in a stretch of barren wasteland in Qatar, so emaciated she could barely stand. She is one of many thousands of stray and abandoned animals who roam the scorched streets of the wealthy Gulf nation, struggling to survive. While she was lucky enough to be rescued, many more are destined to a sadder fate.
19 Jan 2020
On an Australian island famed for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bushfire-ravaged landscape. The charred forest floor on Kangaroo Island is littered with corpses of animals incinerated by the blazes that swept through two weeks ago.
6 Sep 2019
Veterinarian Mark Ofua runs a self-funded shelter in Lagos where he cares for the various animals he has rescued. Although it's his affinity for snakes that have piqued public curiosity, he's also taken in other wildlife.