A group hoping bring back big cats to the woodlands of the north-east after an absence of 1,300 years has hit back at claims its efforts could "alienate" farmers and landowners.
Farmers fears their livestock could be under threat from plans to reintroduce a big cat to the wild.
Restoration work to a 700-year-old castle in Aberdeenshire has shed light on the habits of those living in its very own bat cave.
A lost three-week-old fox cub is recovering at an animal sanctuary after it was discovered by an Aberdeenshire family during an Easter Sunday egg hunt.
Along with fears for the fish population at the Ythan Estuary, the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Greens have voiced concerns for Newburgh's seal population - known to breed at the site.
A big cat extinct from the Scottish countryside for almost 1,500 years could present a risk to livestock if it is reintroduced in Aberdeenshire, experts have warned.
Staff at a Scottish gym got a surprise when they turned up to work - only to find a seal waiting for them at the front door.
A hard-working couple who run one of the region's busiest animal rescue centres have finally been able to tie the knot - thanks to the baby deer they saved from death.
Moray youngsters will take a walk on the wild side this weekend, as a touring menagerie of exotic creatures stops off in the area.
A dog had to have 2kg of fur shaved off after being found abandoned and covered in foul-smelling oil and chemicals.
When Stewart Donald grabbed his camera phone to film his kitten's first experience of snow, the oil and gas engineer did not think for a moment his pet was poised to become an internet sensation.
Footage of the adorable moment an Aberdeen kitten sees snow for the first time has been circling the internet.
Let's take the chance to meet some of the cutest and most loving animals on the hunt for new homes in Scotland.
Firefighters have been called to help get a horse back on its feet in Moray.
If you bought your pets a tasty treat for Christmas, spare a thought for the tireless workers at the Scottish SPCA's team who worked through the big day looking after the animals in their care.
When a motorist called the Scottish SPCA to report a dead parrot lying in the street, rescuers feared the worst.
A dog has fallen 200ft to its death whilst being walked on the Skye coast.
A north-east cat breeder is celebrating this week after claiming a third UK-level title at the Supreme Cat Show.
One of the world's best known animal welfare charities has condemned the living conditions of the five big cats being kept in a north east enclosure.
Monkeys, tigers, tortoises and even a sloth - it appears the entire animal kingdom are joining us in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween's just around the corner and many of you will spend this week carving your pumpkin and adding finishing touches to your costume.
An escaped snake was found slithering through the grass at an industrial estate near St Machar Academy.
One man has been taken to hospital after a cattle float he was driving - with nearly 50 cows on board - went off a north east road.
A quadbiker who caused the death of a dog while banned from driving has been spared a jail sentence.
A Highland woman had to be saved by rescuers as she tried to herd her sheep from a flooding barn this morning.
They are Aberdeen's most notorious seabirds, known to keep city residents awake well into the night with their squawks.
Check out this Youtube video of a labrador named Jax saving a struggling baby bird from the waters of a lake.
A runaway cow that swam the width of Aberdeen Harbour was shot today following failed attempts to save it.
Three newborn Japanese macaque babies are delighting visitors at Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie.
Three newborn Japanese macaque babies are putting on quite the show at Highland Wildlife Park, Kingussie.