Mpho Mashele’s eight donkeys are her most precious possessions, and her family’s lifeline.

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania is set to ban slaughtering of donkey effective from July in an effort to restore the number of the domesticated animals that are threatened by the high demand

When the impoverished West African nation of Niger imposed a ban on donkey exports last year, a small community of traders just over the border in Nigeria was devastated.

Once sighted in the thousands, the Blue-tailed bee-eater is a sparsely spotted bird these days.

Herders of the Tibetan ethnic group are leading the charge in protecting grasslands and biodiversity in their communities, thanks to support from the government and environmental groups.

The Bangalore-based Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance (PDADMAS) has developed a Web-based interactive software to predict livestock diseases two months in advance in

In June, a group of Azeri bloggers posted a video in which a donkey holds a news conference before a circle of gravely nodding journalists. The video was a sly send-up of the government, which had been accused in the local media of paying exorbitantly to import donkeys. Two of the group that created the video, Adnan Hajizada and Emin Milli, 30, were arrested in the last week of July in

Pilgrimage comes to a halt horses, mules and donkeys in Uttarakhand are suffering from flu. The symptoms are the same as in human beings

Pack animals help reduce carbon dioxide pack animals, including horses and mules, are known to transport pilgrims and goods. Now, these animals serve another important purpose, a study has shown. They help reduce CO2 emissions. This, researchers concluded after studying six major valleys

Fiona Marshal and her international team of archaeologists were not really expecting to find donkeys while excavating a royal burial site in Egypt. For good reason. No animal has ever been found

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