Western Australia shark attack victim Gary Johnson was an experienced scuba diver

An experienced recreational scuba diver was doing what he loved when he was killed by a white shark off Western Australia’s southern coast. Gary...

Farmers jailed in Australia for smuggling Danish pig semen in shampoo bottles

Two pig farmers in Western Australia will be jailed after being convicted of illegally importing Danish pig semen concealed in shampoo bottles. Torben Soerensen...

WATCH | White butterflies descending on Joburg has residents agog

A massive butterfly migration has caused much excitement as swarms of the white-winged insects descend on Johannesburg. Super excited tweeps took pictures and videos...

Australia's birds: pretty and sweet or just a pack of bastards?

Since BirdLife Australia launched the Aussie Backyard Bird Count in 2014, the number of participants has risen from 9,000 to over 70,000. Unsurprisingly,...

Rare white-cheeked gibbon born at Perth zoo

A newborn white-cheeked gibbon, one of the world’s rarest apes, has made its public debut at Perth zoo before keepers have had the...

Elderly Northern Cape farmer killed by his boerboel – report

An elderly farmer has died after the boerboel dog he raised attacked him during a storm in the Vaalharts region of the Northern...

Country diary: collared doves cosy up for a summer fling

At the songless end of summer, a bird was playing trumpet down my chimney. A clatter of claws on the tiles, a count...

Country diary: ancient woodland, still surviving

Clear winter skies make for a frosty but brilliantly sunny morning; the low slanting light is soaked up by the conifer stands, but...

Artist creates deepfake birdsong to highlight threat to dawn chorus

The dawn chorus is one of the wonders of the natural world, but a discordant note will be struck when a soundtrack of...

WATCH: Snake catcher removes 2.4m black mamba from KZN family's dog kennel

A family in Ottawa, KwaZulu-Natal, is glad to be rid of an unwelcome visitor after a black mamba took up temporary residence in...