China

'Last female' of rare turtle species dies in China zoo

The animal was one of only four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to exist in the world.

'Last female' of rare turtle species dies in China zoo

Singapore

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

Nearly 26 tonnes of pangolin scales seized - the biggest ever recorded - in two separate operations over the past week.

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

People & Power

Killing Whales

People and Power investigates a fierce personal battle that's raging over the future of whaling in Icelandic waters.

Killing Whales

India

Crocodiles at world's tallest statue moved for seaplane service

About 300 reptiles will be removed to allow seaplanes to bring tourists to lake near Statue of Unity.

Crocodiles at world's tallest statue moved for seaplane service

Wild Animals

Lion cubs die from cold Gaza weather day after birth

Blockade on Gaza makes it difficult to obtain food and equipment necessary for animal care, zoo owner says.

Gaza: Four lion cubs die from cold weather day after birth

Wild Animals

Divers spot 'gentle grandma' white shark off Hawaii

Enormous white shark - believed to be one of the biggest on record - seen off Hawaii by divers who took a swim with it.

Divers spot 'gentle grandma' white shark off Hawaii

Japan

Japan's sushi king pays record price for bluefin tuna

The $3.1m paid for the endangered fish more than doubles last record price for a bluefin five years ago.

Japan's sushi king pays record price for bluefin tuna

New Zealand

Dozens of pilot whales die in latest New Zealand stranding

It is fifth stranding in New Zealand within a week, involving 145 pilot whales which all died after they beached.

Dozens of pilot whales die in latest New Zealand stranding

Wild Animals

145 pilot whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

Half the animals were already dead when found by conservation officers who decided to put the rest of the whales down.

145 pilot whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

Africa

Hundreds of buffaloes drown into river after stampede

Officials say the animals were running away from lions when they entered the river between Botswana and Namibia.

Hundreds of buffaloes drown into river after stampede

Australia

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Spate of attacks has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in the water.

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia