Marine turtles are among the most endangered species on the planet. In an attempt to assist in the preservation of these unique creatures
Japan says it hopes to resume its Arctic whale hunt at the end of the year despite opposition from an expert panel. It says it hopes to win over The
An extremely rare black flamingo has been spotted on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, exciting nature lovers who said it may be the only bird of
Malta has narrowly voted in a referendum not to ban spring hunting, in which migrating birds are shot before they can breed. Campaigners for the ban
A record 2,250 sea lions, mostly pups, have washed up starving and stranded on Southern California beaches so far this year, a worsening phenomenon
A tortoise and a dog from Texas, USA, have become online hits after a video of them playing chase went viral. In the video, Sheldon, an African
Budi, the baby orangutan who was rescued after being neglected for months in a chicken cage in West Borneo, has made a remarkable recovery at the
A new study has revealed that more than stun their prey, eels can use their electric organs to effectively remotely control the fish they hunt. The
Shepherds on the Croatian island of Pag may be onto a good thing with the news scientists have identified the wool from their sheep as unique. It
When Martin Le May took this incredible photo of a weasel apparently riding a woodpecker, the internet took it as a challenge.
Australia culled nearly 700 koalas in the past two years, the authorities have revealed.
The animals were killed because overpopulation had meant
A pair of polar bear cubs, accompanied by their mother, have enjoyed their first trip outdoors at Rotterdam’s Blijdorp Zoo.
The duo, just three
Two plucky llamas evaded recapture for more than an hour in the US, enthralling viewers who tuned into the unfolding spectacle.
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Bird watchers in the Dutch town of Purmerend are scratching their heads for more reasons than one over the mysterious behaviour of an eagle owl. The
A Sumatran orangutan baby girl, Rieke, arrived at the European orangutan creche at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in the UK, from Berlin Zoo in
Dressed in white wedding gowns and black tuxedos, rabbits, hedgehogs, cats and dogs tied the knot at a mass pet wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day
Despite desperate efforts by rescuers and volunteers, more than 100 stranded pilot whales have died on a beach in New Zealand. There are now
Valentine’s Day came early to one Japanese aquarium where the animals that call it home received edible heart-shaped presents.
Vanity may not be just a human trait after all. Just like humans and great apes, rhesus monkeys can recognise themselves in a mirror. New research
The Giant Panda Protection and Research Center of China awarded Chimelong Safari Park a certificate for the survival of the world’s only giant panda
New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the
Israeli drivers on a highway on the outskirts of Tel Aviv were forced to dodge an emu as it sprinted alongside their vehicles on Sunday morning
About 175 dogs and their owners participated tenth annual Key West Dachshund Walk. Dachshunds are the short legged, long bodied canines that are part
Hundreds of dogs and their enthusiastic owners made their way through the streets of the Spanish capital, Madrid, on Tuesday (December 30) in the
There is a sad end for a hippo that made headlines around the world after jumping out of the back of a truck in Taiwan. The two-tonne animal has
Elephants dressed as Santa Clauses arrive to distribute presents and joy to children in Thailand’s central Ayutthaya province.