The festival was created 60 years ago when the town decided the animals on which it relies deserved a day of their own.
Her owner says locals know her and tram drivers even slow down for her as she completes her 15km-a-day constitutional.
In Crimea, a cat named Pusha has "adopted" four orphaned baby squirrels and is raising them as her own alongside her new kittens.
There are 1,000 pet cafés in Japan. Visitors say the animals help relieve stress, and the cafés have become a €12 billion industry.
A modern family of two male and one female bald eagles are co-parenting their chicks. The males stayed together and courted a new female after their first mate died.
The Songkran festival sees elephants and humans splashing and spraying each other with water.
Many were mistreated in their earlier lives as circus performers, television actors and domestic pets.
Hertha seemed happy with the choice, enthusiastically chasing her own personalised football.
The cubs are named Mawar, Tengah Malam and Pemanah – Rose, Midnight and Archer in Indonesian.
There are only 38,000 Asian Elephants left in the world, so the birth of a female calf at a Belgian zoo is an important event for the conservation of the species.
A Russian Arctic archipelago has been on high alert since Saturday over an "invasion" of polar bears in the main settlement.
A snake covered with hundreds of ticks was saved by snake catchers in Australia
The two men leapt off the train and carefully shovelled snow from around the chamois until it could pull itself out and make its way to a forest.
The dog, named Marci, ventured onto the frozen lake but became trapped on a patch of very thin ice.
A rare 'Dumbo' octopus was spotted by scientists during a deep-sea research dive done by their unmanned robotic submersible off the coast of California.