Animals at London Zoo were treated to an early Christmas on Thursday, being given gifts to open.
Meet Yana, a beautiful cat whose unusual marking has earned her a loyal following on Instagram.
Anuko the husky has a very distinct expression, and it makes for some hilarious pictures.
A "miracle dog" has survived a 30ft plunge into a rocky riverbed after leaping off a bridge in Glasgow.
A python so long it blocked a road has found fame thanks to Australian police.
Persuading your parents to get you something is a classic trial of childhood, but this resourceful youngster came up with one remarkably entertaining solution.
An emu called Farage has been spotted roaming the streets of Essex, after he escaped from his enclosure.
Hundreds of dogs descended on Battersea Park in London on Sunday to set a world record.
The only thing better than a dog is a dog in the snow: fact.
This is Skippy, a chihuahua who really loves U2.
This is the amazing moment a giant stag poked its head through the window of a sightseer's car.
A pug kept in “inhumane” conditions by a breeder in Bolton has been given a new chance to enjoy life with her new owners.
Scotland’s only male polar bears, Walker and Arktos, celebrated their birthdays in style this week with some special gifts.
One of 2017’s more adorable crimes has been solved after police pinned the case of the vandalised Christmas lights on a mischievous squirrel.
An opossum keen to have a tipple decided to break into a liquor store in Florida to find her booze of choice.
Imagine walking into school on an average day – catching up with friends or making your way to class – when all of a sudden a deer comes flying straight at you.
A cat with a penchant for books has gone viral after a sign designed to keep him out of his local library was shared on Twitter.
Most people remember the first time they saw or played in the snow, but do you remember the first time your dog did? A dog from York had his first experience with the white stuff filmed by his owner and the footage has gone viral.
The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for two eight-week-old kittens named Harry and Meghan.
It might seem like an odd choice of gift shop items but there’s a great story behind the cuddly toy rat now on sale at The National Archives.
Foxes are a regular sight around London, but this one decided it wanted more from the city than prowling the streets at night and scavenging in bins.
A rare chick of the closest living relative to the dodo has hatched at Edinburgh Zoo.
Early fears that cloning may have given Dolly the Sheep arthritis were unfounded, say scientists.
This angry yet informative note explains exactly why people should not feed stray cats in an Australian car park – however good they feel about doing it.
Police dogs have to stay at the top of their game. Their job can involve chasing down suspects, sniffing out explosives and patrolling the streets with their human counterparts.
A dog found in a “horrendous” condition has made a remarkable recovery and has now been placed in a loving forever home.
A military dog is being awarded the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal – the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross for helping save the lives of troops in Afghanistan.
A pair of adorable Shetland ponies accompanied Metropolitan Police horses on their daily duties on Wednesday.
An Australian alpaca is taking over social media with his fun antics.
A beloved pet gerbil has had its body set aflame and pushed down a Somerset river in a Nordic funeral.
When Bell MTS Place, the home of NHL team the Winnipeg Jets, got a new dog as part of the security team, that dog needed a name.
Therapy dogs have become a common sight in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and disaster areas, with the idea being that the pups provide love and care to people who need it.