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.
If there’s one thing about winter that makes the cold weather worthwhile, it’s the pictures and videos that surface of animals playing in the snow.
Dramatic footage shows the daring rescue of a dog that got stuck in an icy river.
Animals which had to be rescued when a fire broke out at Chester Zoo have settled into new habitats.
A matted mutt that had to have two kilograms of fur shaved off after being rescued will be spending Christmas in a new home.
A slam-dunking, self-pleasuring sea otter who became an internet sensation has died at the age of 21.
Staff at an American airport stepped in to look after a passenger’s pet fish after she was told she wasn’t allowed to take it on her flight.
An aquarium in California has apologised after sharing a picture of one of its otters on Twitter with a caption calling it “thicc” and “an absolute unit”.
We’ve all wanted to hide away when facing a scary doctor’s appointment, but this cat has a novel way of escaping: through the rubbish hole.
Conservation experts have found the “vast majority” of Scotland’s wildcats are in fact hybrids with feral cats.
A sea cucumber and a blobfish might not be the embodiment of festive cheer, but that hasn’t stopped an American zoo from featuring them in its Christmas light display.
An animal rescue group has found a second seal with a frisbee stuck round its neck on the Norfolk coast.
Atlantic grey seal pup numbers at one of the largest colonies in England have reached record highs, the National Trust has said.
The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years has celebrated his birthday in style in the north of Scotland.
Christmas has come early for some of the animals who live at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. The attraction near Dunstable has given tigers, monkeys and penguins some festive treats a week before Christmas Day.
A poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie Bambi as part of his sentence for a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.
Golden retriever Griffin has been given an honorary diploma after his “extraordinary effort” as a service dog helped a 25-year-old through a masters degree.
A “miracle” black cat who is on the way to an unlikely recovery after being shot in the face has won an award for his bravery.
The first prison in the UK to use dog therapy to tackle mental health and addiction problems has taken on its newest recruit.
When you think of inner-city sport you probably imagine five-a-side cages or city runs, but how about two squirrels grappling for supremacy on a tree trunk?
Hundreds of sausage dogs and their owners have dressed up in festive clothing and met up for a Christmas walk.
A puppy being trained as an assistance dog has captured the hearts of the St Louis Blues as well as rival teams in the National Hockey League.
Visitor numbers at a wildlife park have almost doubled following the birth of the first polar bear in the UK for 25 years last December.
Keepers at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin have captured an adorable video of a baby polar bear as it drank mother Tonja’s milk and shared a cuddle.
Two hefty hounds have shared a charity’s Fit Club slimmer of the year crown by shedding a quarter of their body weight.