It's #InternationalDogDay! We look at who's celebrating their four-legged friends, and see how people are using this to pressure the Scottish government into passing Lucy's Law to protect dogs in the future.
Bullfrogs, meerkats and penguins were among the animals to hit the scales at London Zoo for their annual weigh-in.
We look at what the UK loses by missing out on EU meetings, and at how the EU is facing increased pressure over ivory trade within its borders.
Mako sharks and African elephants are on the agenda of member states attending a wildlife convention in Geneva.
On the agenda will be shark fin and ivory trade. Giraffes will also feature for the first time.
Tests on some of the dolphins carried out by scientists at the University of Siena and the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale in Rome, show the dolphins were killed by cetacean morbillivirus (CeMV), the Tuscan regional authority announced on Tuesday.
Chester Zoo has welcomed the arrival of three rock hyrax pups.
Graeme Purdy explains to us how he's spent years capturing wildlife but in his latest project, from only eight feet away.
Volunteers from a local search and rescue squad worked through the night, trying to keep the animals in wet conditions. Another 20 whales were dead on the beach.
The results of the census show that India is now the safest region in the world for tigers, a huge jump from previous counts.
A joint celebration in China toasted the first birthdays of 18 panda cubs.
'Sammy' the snail, crawls to victory
A 27-year-old man feeds wild crocodiles on the banks of River Tarcoles, Puntarenas province in Costa Rica for tourists willing to pay money for the spectacle.
The project was organised by the "Urban Shepherds" collective, to encourage cities to rethink urban and rural divides and integrate more farm animals into day-to-day living.
Lizzie Daly and Dan Abbott, who discovered the specimen, estimated it to be around 1.5-metres-long — as large as the divers themselves.
A successful breeding scheme in southern Russia has seen the beaver population rise to more than 700,000 from near-extinction less than a century ago.
A Cape Town police dog has received a special medal on Wednesday for his exemplary service to the force.
The cockerel is now allowed out from 8am to 10pm from Monday to Friday and from 9am to 10 pm on Sundays.
Pictures of the couple proudly posing rifles in hand with wild animals they had just slaughtered — including a lion, a leopard and a zebra — were shared on social media last week.
Interpol and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) say nearly 20,000 animals, destined for markets around the globe, were seized in June alone.
If you thought ice lollies were only for humans, think again. The animals at Paris Zoological Park used the treats to cool down, as they battled this week's heatwave alongside their human helpers.
Nineteen mutts went jowl-to-jowl for the right to be crowned the World's Ugliest Dog in the California town of Petaluma on Friday.
She ate strawberry cakes and exotic fruits for the occasion
This spring's momentous floodwaters or the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be the cause.
Officials found the gator on Friday. It may be removed and taken for observation depending on the severity of its injuries.
The head of an ice age wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, has been discovered frozen and preserved in Siberia.
A local man uncovered it last year and now scientists say it could lead to further discoveries