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Incredible rescue effort for animals in Iraqi zoo

A rescue team from the international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has succeeded in entering the crisis-ridden city of Mosul in Iraq, with the aim of evacuating the few surviving animals of the Motazah Al-Morour Zoo. The Iraqi military approved ...

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Climbing for CLAW

Did you know that it takes an average of 38,960 steps to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? With every step, CLAW veterinary nurse Jennifer Gerner of Edenvale, Johannesburg, will ascent the highest mountain in Africa in a quest to help improve the lives of thousands of animals ...

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Watering Hole

Water is essential for the survival of both humankind and the animal kingdom. The difference is that each species has its own unique way of quenching its thirst. From slurping to gulping, this is how animals quench their thirst STICKY ...

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Facebook – friend or foe?

Over the past 15 years, the internet has grown exponentially, and with it social media. Pet owners have better access to information about caring for their pets and raising happy and healthy animal companions. For animal welfare organisations, the free ...

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Go rhino-tracking with the experts!

Thanda Safari, the privately owned game reserve situated in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province, is inviting guests to join their dedicated Rhino Monitoring Team for a half day’s insight and participation into the daily activities required to protect these magnificent ...

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Part 44 – Last goodbye

Once a Guide or Service dog has been matched with their new owner, they spend the first few weeks together getting to know each other and building that special bond. During that time they work together with the GDA Trainers ...

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Safe, comfy air travel for pets – PetLounge receives gold medal

The PetLounge, an initiative of BidAir Cargo, walked away with a gold medal at the 28th annual Logistics Achiever Awards. The PetLounge moves over 40,000 pets domestically every year on kulula.com and British Airways. Pets travel to and from secure, ...

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Part 43 – Training update

So I have been in training for a while and it is going very well. My trainers say that I’m learning really quickly. They told Mom that I was a gentle boy and very eager to learn and that I ...

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WIN! Tickets to Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures in association with Blu Blood are are excited to announce the return of the award-winning children’s stage production to the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace from 8 to 18 December 2016. Following on the huge success of their ...

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Baby rhino rescued in Kruger

Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit (JEMU) at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, recently located a four-month-old rhino calf wandering alone around the Jock Concession. For the General Manager, Louis Strauss and rangers, this was a clear indication that the Mother ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: Veterinary Excellence

This award will go to a passionate representative of the veterinary profession. This category is open to any person who works in a veterinary environment, be it the veterinarian, veterinarian nurse or other members of staff. This person goes above ...

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