A wallaby joey named Opal has been seen in public out of her mother’s pouch for the first time since she was born at Yorkshire’s Flamingo Land.
A rescued baby manatee was caught on camera by photographer Michael George as it enjoyed a bottle-feed made up of nutritious oils.
A rare Amur tiger has arrived at a UK safari park after being transferred from a German zoo.
Dogs on the pitch are always good fun to watch, but this one might just have inspired its owners’ team to a dramatic comeback.
Keepers at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin have captured an adorable video of a baby polar bear as it opened its eyes for the very first time.
A snake has been found in garden pool in Queensland, Australia, with 511 parasitic ticks biting into its skin.
A rather bold chamois forced Austrian train workers to shut down their track-clearing operations after it became buried by the snow they were clearing.
Tens of thousands of birds have been mesmerising people with their acrobatic displays across the island of Ireland.
An uninvited visitor was captured on camera at a Scottish Parliament committee meeting – a mouse.
Feast your eyes on some of the most adorable pets from across the north and north-east of Scotland.
This Morning viewers are channelling their inner David Attenborough to check a wildlife “fact” after presenter Holly Willoughby recounted a strange theory about sloths during the show.
A Harry Potter fan has taken her love of the books to the next level by teaching her dog to respond only to spells from the series.
A tiger at a zoo in Devon has undergone a lengthy root canal procedure – performed by a brave veterinary dentist.
A famous orca has been spotted making a rare appearance in Scottish waters better known for dolphin watching.
A man attempting to cross from Malaysia into Singapore was found by immigration officials to be carrying four kittens in a bulge in his trousers.
Tears were shed on an isolated beach in Northern Ireland as two seal pups were released back into the wild after months of recuperation.
It’s still the first week in January, but already museum Twitter is on the very top of its game – competing to find who has the best duck-based exhibits.
Farmers in India received a fright on New Year’s Eve when they discovered a leopard had fallen 50ft into a nearby well.
When Blair Braverman attempts to travel the 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska this March, she will do so with no human company, but with 14 of the most character-filled canine chums instead.
Zookeepers have begun the task of counting up how many animals live at London Zoo. The yearly stocktaking duty sees staff at ZSL London work through all the herds and packs and flocks from tigers to penguins to jellyfish.
This picture of a police officer stopping traffic to save a cat is wholesomeness personified.
A man had a fright when he sat down for breakfast to discover a snake in his cereal box, an animal charity said as it revealed its most surprising rescues of the last year.
Emergency services in Northern Ireland were called to an unsavoury festive rescue after Christmas as three cows fell into a stinking slurry pit on a farm.
These cane toads found an ingenious route to safety when a storm hit – hitching a lift on the back of a python.
Sometimes a Twitter thread can serve as a cautionary tale also, and that was certainly the case for one lizard owner in the United States.
An abandoned dog with no nose has received hundreds of offers of a new home after a plea from a shelter that saved him.
A duck that was thought to be extinct for 15 years has been brought back from the brink and given a new home on a remote lake in Madagascar.
Hundreds of potential owners have offered to adopt a dog which was seen being abandoned in “heartbreaking” footage.
A family were taken aback to find a fox curled up asleep on their microwave as they came downstairs for breakfast one morning.
The birth of a baby giraffe made Christmas extra special at a Yorkshire zoo.
Keepers at a safari park ensured their animals were not left out of the Christmas fun by handing out presents.
The RSPCA has released “heartbreaking” video of a dog being abandoned at the roadside.