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Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters

One of Uganda's best known mountain gorillas, Rafiki, has been killed.

Four men have been arrested, and they face a life sentence or a fine of $5.4m (£4.3m) if found guilty of killing an endangered species.


Baby boom at Palestinian zoo after visitors disappeared

Peacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirusclosure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.


Wild white storks born in UK for first time in centuries

White storks have hatched in the UK for the first time in about 600 years.

The chicks were born from one of three nests in the Knepp Estate in West Sussex on Friday. Onlookers watched as the parents regurgitated food to feed the chicks in their nest on an oak tree.


Lion cub had its legs broken 'so it could not escape while tourists posed for photos with it' and had to be taught to walk again after it was rescued in Russia

A lion cub's hind legs were deliberately broken by torturers 'so it could not run away while posing on Russian beaches for photos with holidaymakers'.