A wild elephant surprised residents of a town in China after separating from his group and exploring the streets.
They may not receive the same prizes and adulation as the best-in-show champion at Crufts but the kings and queens of the Furbabies doggy pageant are no less pampered pooches.
Petco has shown that all pets really are welcome after a couple stunned shoppers by bringing in their enormous steer bull.
An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.
A pair of what appeared to be mating rabbits at Dundalk racecourse had a lucky escape on Friday night.
A blind golden retriever named Charlie was given his very own guide dog when he lost his eyes to glaucoma in January.
A five-year-old dog has become a recycling hero for regularly picking up plastic bottles on her daily walks.
Rush-hour traffic came to a standstill on a busy main road thanks to a reported runaway ostrich.
A man in Australia was surprised to find a “persistent” koala refusing to budge from his car after the creature was attracted by the air conditioning.
A two-week-old giraffe has put in his first public appearance.
A rare addition to UK species has been captured on camera at Whipsnade Zoo following the birth of two wolverines.
A charity is launching an assault on the music charts with a single of pure birdsong.
Keepers at Paignton Zoo have bred an exotic species of frog for the first time.
A man has been caught attempting to smuggle three tortoises through airport customs by disguising them as pastries.
A pigeon described as the best ever has been sold for a record fee of more than £1 million.
A library in a small US town was closed for an unusual reason: a moose decided to take a nap outside the front door.
Metrolink passengers were left confused after a wandering pygmy goat named Belle found her way on to a tram platform in Manchester.
A man and his dog launched themselves into a frozen reservoir when they saw two pups trapped in the ice.
An abandoned pony found alone with a severe neck wound and a rugged coat has had her life changed by rescuers.
A polar bear born at a German zoo has ventured outside to explore for the first time.
A section of road in the US was shut down on Thursday while wildlife officials moved a family of bears which had made a den on the central reservation.
Police launched a delicate rescue operation after they found an opossum with its genitals stuck in a fence.
A dog missing for 48 hours in Storm Gareth has been rescued from a snowy mountainside by a helicopter crew.
A zebra foal made a dramatic entrance as the zoo unveiled the name chosen for him by the public.
A “possibly unique” albino slow loris is said to be thriving back in its natural habitat after being rescued from the exotic pet trade.
A dog which went viral after footage of it being abandoned was watched around the world has found a new home.
Red panda triplets, two males and a female, have been welcomed to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, where they are beginning to explore their enclosure.
A papillon named Dylan has been crowned Best in Show at the 2019 Crufts dog show.
A jaguar attacked a woman who crossed a barrier while trying to take a photo at a US wildlife park.
A cuddly toy python has been returned to its owner after it was lost at Vancouver Aquarium in Canada.
A “recipe for disaster” was on the menu as dogs and their owners gathered in Westminster to take part in an anti-Brexit “dog’s dinner”.
Social media users have been discussing the age-old question of what they would tell their cat or dog if they could understand English.