A model of which areas of one region of South Africa recover from wildfires better than others may give hints for California and other Mediterranean-type climates.
Trained rescuers freed a young whale from rope and buoy entanglement off False Bay, South Africa. Entanglement is a major cause of death for marine mammals each year, worldwide.
Having met their end after 1994 genocide, lions are being re-introduced to a Rwandan national park.
The last known male northern white rhino on Earth is under heavy guard in Kenya as conservationists struggle to save the species from certain extinction.
Scientists have finally agreed upon the age of an ancient South African pre-human fossil named "Little Foot," dating at 3.67 million years old. Now, they believe that it and the world-famous Lucy skeleton were two human ancestors that may have co-existed on Earth, helping to shed light on our evolutionary timeline.
In a rare turn of events, seals in the coastal waters of Cape Town in South Africa have been caught killing and even eating sharks in the region - proof that sometimes the hunter can become the hunted.
As the poaching crisis continues to run rampant across South Africa, a record number of rhinos consequentially died in 2014, highlighting the crucial need to step up efforts to tackle this illegal hunting and protect an iconic species.
As the poaching crisis continues, more than 730 rhinos have been killed in South Africa so far this year, fast approaching a deadly record.
Some 558 South African rhinos have been killed this year so far from poaching, and even with attempts to save this iconic species, it seems that 2014 may be the deadliest year on record, wildlife officials said Thursday.
Ever wondered how a turtle gets its shell? They are one of the most unique animals as they form a shell on the outside of their bodies through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae and shoulder girdle bones. However, scientists have been left dumbfounded for more than two centuries as to how and when did the turtle's shell originated.
Of the 19 whales that struck shore on Sunday, at least seven have died despite efforts of locals.
A team of researchers is analyzing layers of urine deposited by rock hyrax to trace past climate changes in South Africa.
Archeologists have unearthed fossils of a previously unknown fox species in South Africa.
The National Press club of South Africa announced rhinos as the newsmaker of the year 2012, following extensive media coverage.