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Our species caused 322 animal extinctions over the past 500 years, with two-thirds of those occurring in the last two centuries, according to a paper published in a special issue of the journal Science this week. West African Black Rhinoceros (Extinct). Credit: Flickr/Arno Meintjes Wildlife Many animals are threatened with human-caused extinction now, with researchers expressing particular concern over amphibian and invertebrate (creatures without a backbone) losses. Numbers of the latter group have nearly halved as our population doubled in size over the past 35 years. Ecologists, zoologists and other scientists believe that, without urgent steps to stem the losses, we are facing global...

SYDNEY - A 3.7 metre (12 feet) crocodile on Monday attacked his keeper during a school holiday feeding show at an Australian zoo, dragging him into the water before he managed to break free. Credit: Getty Editorial Handler Trent Burton was feeding male croc John when it grabbed him by the hand in front of horrified onlookers at Shoalhaven zoo, 160 kilometres (99 miles) south of Sydney. The local Smith Coast Register newspaper said he was rushed to hospital with bites to both hands, although they were not thought to be serious. Shaken elderly witness Marlene Orr said it was "the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life". Another witness Michelle Brady told the newspaper that the trainer...

BEIJING - Animal protection activists on Friday hounded a Chinese city which holds an annual dog meat festival, a campaigner said, as state-run media reported that protests had decreased demand for the product. Credit: Getty Editorial The festival, scheduled to take place on Saturday in Yulin, in the southern region of Guangxi, sees dogs packed into cages before being killed and cooked, but has met with increasing opposition from activists, highlighting China's small but growing animal rights movement. Yulin's government has insisted that it will not step in because eating dog is not illegal, but suggested restaurants serving such dishes cover the character "dog" on signs to avoid...

BEIJING - A Chinese woman who beheaded a kitten and posted pictures online has provoked a wave of fury from tens of thousands of web users, with some calling her "insane". Credit: Getty Creative Li Pingping, a former marketing consultant in Huizhou in the southern province of Guangdong, bought the kitten earlier this month and decapitated it in her bathroom last week, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported Thursday. She then posted photos of the kitten's body and its severed head on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, setting off outraged reactions. Li deleted the posts but after the online criticism continued for days, she penned an open letter apologising and explaining...

A 4-year-old boy in Bakersfield, Calif., was saved from a vicious dog attack when his family cat chased off the canine, according to KERO-TV news. Jeremy Triantafilo was playing in the driveway at his home when a neighbor's dog caught sight of the boy. The dog approached Jeremy and attacked him unprovoked, biting into his leg and dragging him. The attack lasted only a few seconds before the Triantafilo family cat, Tara, bolted to Jeremy's side and chased the dog away. Jeremy's mother Erica, who was nearby in the yard, also came running when she heard her son's screams. "I didn't really even realize what had happened until after when my husband showed me the surveillance video," Erica...