Four-legged friends of all sizes have arrived in Birmingham for the start of this year’s Crufts dog show. Organisers of the event at the National Exhibition Centre expect 22,000 dogs to compete for the prestigious Best In Show title.
A dog has become a viral star thanks to his covert ability to steal chips.
A collection of 1,529 live tortoises and terrapins has been rescued from a smuggler’s luggage in the Philippines.
Long hours, isolation and uncertainty may be playing a part in an increasing number of farmers developing mental health issues
There’s a sense of stillness in the air at Sittyton Farm, a moment when all seems calm and the dipped white heads of snowdrops sway in the breeze.
A group of sled dogs who went viral earlier in 2019 have been whittled down to a final team ahead of the Iditarod race in Alaska.
All pet owners have had one of those moments when they’re convinced their dog or cat understands them in a way they might have thought impossible.
A stranded grey seal had to be rescued after spending more than 24 hours stuck at the top of a 10ft-high Second World War pillbox.
A two-year-old lurcher who had spent most of his life in a shelter has finally found a home.
An endangered right whale and her calf have been sighted swimming with dolphins off the coast of Florida.
Giant plastic ducks have been placed on a city pond in an eye-catching move to deter people from feeding the birds.
Sully, the service dog who symbolised devotion lying by former US president George HW Bush’s flag-draped coffin, has a new mission.
If you’re a regular on Twitter, you’ll know that memes made out of punctuation marks have taken off in recent years, and the latest to sweep the website is a big, buff bunny rabbit protecting a little friend.
A polar bear cub is getting ready to make her first public appearance at a zoo in Germany.
Two rare tortoises from Madagascar have hatched at Chester Zoo.
A fugitive monkey has been reunited with her daughter at a Berlin zoo after being caught at a railway station in the German capital.
If your main problem with the Oscars is that they don’t feature enough aquatic animals, you could be in luck.
Firefighters came to the rescue when a dog and a tortoise got wedged together down a hole.
Rescuers in Estonia trying to save a dog from a freezing river were given quite a surprise when the canine turned out to be a wild wolf.
A missing parrot that was found wandering around Dublin Airport’s runway has been reunited with its relieved owner after the pet recognised a foreign language it was taught.
Four polar bears have been captured playing gleefully with piles of ice cubes as milder temperatures arrive at their South Yorkshire home.
A shocked home-owner found a 4ft-long snake in his bathroom, which hissed at him and then slithered into his toilet.
A Doberman puppy needed emergency treatment after getting into a tight spot with a watering can.
Dublin Airport and supermarket Lidl have made unlikely partners in the rescue of an adult African grey parrot which was found wandering around on the transport hub’s busiest runway.
A house cat has become an online sensation after his owner filmed his noisy morning routine and added autotune to all of the moggy’s pleading miaows.
Three completely bald puppies with a severe skin condition have been dumped at a vets, an animal charity has said.
Firefighters have rescued a mountain lion from a tree outside a house in the southern California desert.
Three Sumatran tiger cubs born last month at an Australian zoo are winning fans thanks to a video showing them bonding with their mother.
An 11-week-old baby polar bear has received her first ever medical exam at a zoo in Berlin, where she was fully vaccinated and measured.
A hawk in London has the RNLI to thank after running into trouble in the River Thames.
Zoos have been getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit – with a romantic animal-themed pun battle.
Footage filmed in snowy Vancouver, Canada, proves that nobody enjoys a snow day like sea otters do.
A rare black leopard has been captured on camera in Kenya.