Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
For almost 150 years, the Ringling Bros. Circus toured across the US with its acrobats and animals. But financial struggles and animal rights protesters forced them to take a final bow - with laughter, hugs and tears.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has performed its final act in New York after a 146-year run. Audiences had declined in recent years after protests over treatment of animals.
A New York university's annual list of the 10 most bizarre new species discovered in the animal and plant kingdoms has been topped by a mini spider named after a hat from the "Harry Potter" series.
Many animals and plants are on the verge of extinction. For Endangered Species Day, we look at some of the rarest among them.
India is currently facing a wave of murderous violence related to cows - which are regarded as holy animals in many parts of the county. DW investigates
Poachers have their eyes on the grazing elephants at home in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. But neighboring Maasai and Safari tour operators are teaming up to protect the animals.
Human encroachment is endangering grazing elephants at home in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. But neighboring Maasai and safari tour operators are teaming up to protect the animals.
Downward-looking dog meets grazing goat? An animal trainer and a yoga teacher have combined the two by rolling out their mats between goats. It’s called “goat yoga.”
For World Migratory Bird Day, Borja Heredia of the Convention on Migratory Species tells DW why countries should collaborate to protect the world's feathered travelers.
To keep wildlife from leaving Kenya’s semi-arid Tsavo West National Park, a local conservationist started a ‘Go Fund Me’ online call to raise money to bring water directly to the animals.
Malaysian officials seized nearly a ton of African pangolin scales at the Kuala Lumpur airport. The mammals are the most trafficked animal in the world, as demand for their scales and meat continues to grow in Asia.
This week we report on efforts to bring new varities of maize to Zimbabwe, a conservationist in Kenya who brings water to animals and recycling used tires. This and more on eco@africa.
In German, a flying dog is not a dog and a washing bear is not a bear. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser explores some of the cutest - and most curious - German animal names (with the help of some stuffed friends).
Veronica Davis takes us through her home town Crystal River in Florida. Animals have a big role. She goes diving with manatees and visits Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, a center for injured animals.
Sure, Germans can vote for the CDU or SPD - but also for one of these smaller, more unusual groups. Never heard of the Animal Protection Party or the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany? Then check them out now!
The Lower Saxony court's decision will enforce a district government order to re-socialize Robby the chimp despite his owner's belief the ape will be overwhelmed in his new setting. The owner has promised to appeal.
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