- May 15, 2013
Brigitta the cat became the victim of animal cruelty when someone shot at her for fun, paralyzing her hind legs. A German animal lover took her in, building a cat wheelchair and paying for an operation. Now Brigitta is repaying her kindness -- by adopting two abandoned kittens. more...
- May 14, 2013
Following weeks of uncertainty, Justin Bieber's management has indicated that his tiny pet ought to be turned over to German authorities. The former Belieber will likely take up residence at a zoo in the country. more... [ Forum ]
- May 10, 2013
Lions are becoming a threatened species. Trophy hunters and the loss of savannah grasslands have drastically reduced the number of prides. Scientists and conservationists are calling for improved protections for lions -- even if that means fenced-in enclosures. By Renate Nimtz-Koester more... [ Forum ]
- April 29, 2013
A Disney film about altruistic chimpanzees has been a huge hit in the United States. The movie is about to be released in Germany, where it is being marketed as a true story. Now a German researcher who was the flick's main scientific adviser has admitted large parts of the touching story were made up. By Jörg Blech more... [ Forum ]
- April 12, 2013
The world has been without passenger pigeons since 1914. Now, scientists want to bring them back. Geneticist Ben Novak has embarked on the project and has begun collecting passenger pigeon DNA from natural history museums. His "de-extinction" efforts are not without critics. By Philip Bethge more... [ Forum ]
- April 03, 2013
Weak and exhausted birds flying to their breeding grounds in Northern Europe have made an unpleasant discovery: Winter isn't over yet. The result has been a difficult search for food as well as huge gatherings of migratory birds in milder parts of Germany. more... [ Forum ]
- March 13, 2013
As winter turns to spring in Europe, migratory birds are criss-crossing the Continent, leaving their southern summer homes for breeding grounds in the north. But for one group of cranes passing through bad weather in central Germany, the trip turned deadly. By Andrew Bowen more...
- February 28, 2013
German fire departments respond to more than 40,000 animal rescue calls per year -- from dogs stuck down badger holes to cows in frozen swimming pools. Now the debate has begun as to who should pay for them. By Guido Kleinhubbert more...
- February 12, 2013
He may have died nearly two years ago, but Knut the cuddly polar bear still lives on in the hearts of fans. Now they will be able to see him once again at Berlin's natural history museum. more... [ Forum ]
- February 08, 2013
The house cat -- that cute, furry feline beloved the world over -- is also one of the world's most destructive predators, killing for kicks and hunting rare species into extinction. Cats thrive because people protect them -- but should they? By Marco Evers more... [ Forum ]