If your main problem with the Oscars is that they don’t feature enough aquatic animals, you could be in luck.
Four polar bears have been captured playing gleefully with piles of ice cubes as milder temperatures arrive at their South Yorkshire home.
Populations of red squirrels in southern Scotland are under threat due to growing numbers of their grey cousins, according to a new survey.
The owners of a Moray castle have launched a new campaign to save its eponymous dog breed.
Three completely bald puppies with a severe skin condition have been dumped at a vets, an animal charity has said.
Eye-catching X-ray images of animals at London Zoo have been released.
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.
The best efforts of staff and pupils at Ellon Academy have failed to prevent a small army of hungry rabbits from wreaking havoc.
The 143rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show is taking place in Manhattan, New York City, and social media users have fallen in love with the very talented dogs.
Footage from SeaWorld San Diego shows a Japanese Spider Crab, the largest crab species in the world, dramatically moulting its shell over six hours.
A hero police dog watched in the House of Commons as MPs backed attempts to give service animals greater protection from attacks.
A cat has survived being “essentially frozen” by dangerously low temperatures when she was rescued by the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Montana, US, after being buried in snow.
Hector the two-year-old lurcher has been nicknamed “the loneliest dog in Devon” by staff at RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter after looking for a home for more than 500 days.
VIDEO: Student shines a light on creatures great and small looked after at Aberdeenshire rescue centre
A "tame" gull named Popeye, a beloved fox and dozens of other creatures feature in a new video produced about an Aberdeenshire animal sanctuary.
Salmon producers in the northern isles say they are confident 2019 could be the first year in the industry’s 40-year history that no seals will be shot in Shetland as multi-million pound investments into anti-predator nets begin to show positive results.
Two teenagers have confessed to tormenting a snake in Aberdeen which later died as a result of its injuries.
The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty could increase dramatically under new proposals.
Plans to strengthen animal welfare laws could see offenders jailed for up to five years.
Officers in Aberdeenshire are appealing for information following a recent sheep worrying incident at a field in Fraserburgh.
A baby okapi has been born at San Diego Zoo, the second surviving calf born at the attraction in less than two years.
An abandoned dog with no nose has been adopted by a loving home in Orlando after spending Christmas in a shelter.
The world’s oldest Malayan tapir has celebrated his 41st birthday at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent with an assortment of treats.
Huskies and sledders have gathered in the Scottish Highlands to prepare for the UK’s biggest sled dog rally, organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (SHCGB).
Many animals are known for thriving in cold weather, but it might come as a surprise to see river otters playing happily with blocks of snow.
Nine gulls have been released back into the wild after they were contaminated by cooking oil in the north-east.
The “world’s cutest dog”, Boo the Pomeranian, has died aged 12 of a broken heart, his owners have said.
A dog dubbed the “miracle puppy” is recovering after being snatched by a hawk and dropped from the sky.
Hundreds of wild elk running across a road in the north-west United States have been caught on camera and are going viral on Twitter.
Dogs, cats and even a hamster were blessed outside a Madrid church on Thursday morning to celebrate the Feast of Saint Anthony of Abbot, Spain’s patron saint of animals.