The lion in the London black cab: the remarkable story of Singh, and the boy who loved him

“He was,” London Zoo said, “one of the zoo’s politest pets.” Singh the Lion arrived in a black cab and padded in through the front

Wildlife World

Sharp rise in Florida manatee deaths as algal blooms hasten food depletion

Environmental groups in Florida are warning that unusually high numbers of manatee deaths in the first five months of the year, blamed in part on


Australian observers likely to board just one live export ship in two years

Independent observers are likely to board just a single live export ship in two years after being pulled from voyages due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.


Five thoroughbred horses die in truck crash in NSW upper Hunter

Five thoroughbred horses have died in a truck crash in the New South Wales Hunter region. It is understood the broodmares were recently purchased by


Australian scientist discovers ‘chocolate frog’ in New Guinea swamps

An Australian scientist has discovered a new species of frog, the “chocolate frog”, in rainforest swamps of New Guinea. Steve Richards, a frog specialist at

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A praying mantis: she bites into her mate’s head like an apple and cleans her face ‘like a cat’ | Helen Sullivan

When the female praying mantis is mating, she does not bite the head off the male with one swift snip: she chomps into it, like

Food World

‘Accidental meat’: should carnivores embrace eating roadkill?

Motorists shoot me funny looks as I sheepishly cross a scrubby verge, trying my best to conceal the dead pheasant under my arm. I am

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‘Novichok for insects’ may be approved for Scottish fish farms

The Scottish government appears ready to approve a banned insecticide blamed for destroying bee populations for use in Scottish salmon farms, according to internal documents

Food World

Sicily’s prize pigs: can niche farms hold out against mega pork?

Franco Borrello’s black pigs roam freely in the bucolic foothills of eastern Sicily, where they graze and forage for acorns and wild roots in his