Grisly images from New South Wales show the remains of animals at the roadside in Batlow where a man also died defending his property from the out of control bushfires.
Krefeld zoo is expected to rebuild its ape house as donations pour in following the blaze but animal rights activists have decried the proposal.
Workers from a water adventure company jumped into the sea off the Florida coast to rescue the youngster.
The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from north Canada down into Mexico and the California coast each autumn.
You could say the pig was trying to hog the limelight
It's eight years since the zoo last welcomed a polar bear cub into the world
The two-day-old giraffe was found in a comatose state and taken to a rhino orphanage, which is helping him recover.
The tigers were being transported from Italy to Russia when they were discovered at the Poland-Belarus border.
Around 160 jumbos are expected at the Elephant Roundup festival in Thailand this weekend.
The wildlife rescue community in Europe is a vital resource that governments depend on when combatting wildlife crime and animal abuse. It is time for a renewed commitment from both member states and the EU to ensure they are recognised as such and given the support they need.
An endangered baby giraffe made his first public debut at a northern Czech zoo earlier this week, 12 days after being born in the enclosure.
The mules go door to door collecting rubbish, but only if it has been properly separated. A mule can carry 150kg, but driver Francesco says he never loads them up that much because he loves his animals.
Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday (October 20) as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital following ancient migration routes.
The Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals on Saturday returned six young sea lions to the ocean, at Wakama Beach, Peru.
Catholics brought their cats, dogs, turtles and birds, among other animals, to receive blessings.
Dozens of pet owners brought their dogs, cats, turtles and snakes to Malate Church in Manila on Sunday for the annual blessing of animals
One zebra was shot dead after it escaped from a circus in Germany and was unable to be brought under control - but people have since asked if this was a necessary use of force?
Photographer Kirsten Luce spent months documenting animals being exploited for entertainment.
The species is extremely rare with less than 60,000 remaining in the wild.
A black panther that was spotted prowling rooftops in France has been stolen from a zoological park.
The animal is pulled free and then runs into nearby woodland.
A black panther was photographed prowling rooftops in Armentières, in northern France.
These hotels and resorts are taking animal conservation into their own hands whilst giving guests incredible, close-up experiences with wildlife.
Maurice the rooster can continue his dawn crowing despite complaints from neighbours, in a case the French media has cast as a battle between the old rural way of life and modern values creeping in from the city.
It may not sound particularly relaxing, but the Scots are turning to pygmy goats to take the tension out of tight shoulders
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.