The death of the world's most famous polar bear has reopened the debate on man's relationship with wild animals.
I don't like dogs as a rule.
Why do people have such a strong attachment to this scarcely-seen creature?
The death this week of a giraffe struck by lightning raises an obvious question: are these lankiest of creatures especially vulnerable to bolts from the sky?
There is a scene in The Loved One, Evelyn Waughs novella of 1948, that takes place at a fictional pet cemetery in Los Angeles called the Happier Hunting Ground.
The publishers blurb would have us believe that as the author and his team of huskies plunged over a Siberian precipice into the abyss', Allen asked himself: 'why do explorers put themselves in such dangerous situations? And once the worst possible situation occurs how do they find the resources to survive?
Panthera pardus, Africa's most secretive and intriguing wild animal, drew us to Namibia.