China welcomes special panda cub

China has welcomed the world's first giant panda cub born to a mixed pair of captive and wild parents, the official Xinhua news agency says.

'Whale' shows up along Paris' Seine River

A massive sperm whale washed up in Paris on Saturday. Sounds crazy, right? Well, there’s more to the story than that.

Op-Ed: Time to rethink leopard hunting norms?

An assessment of the Department of Environmetal Affairs' draft norms and standards for the management and monitoring of the hunting of leopards uncovers several inconsistencies.

The week in pictures, 17/07

It's time for another round of images from all over the world, showcasing weird and wonderful examples of culture, nature and human life.