Nearly every week, reports of the kidnapping of dogs – from back gardens, from their homes, or even while they’re out for a walk – hit the headlines.
Pebble-pinching penguins have been captured on camera at Edinburgh Zoo building nests at the start of breeding season.
How does a frog listen out for mates among all the croaking from other species? They use their lungs to filter noises, according to new research.
Bats are able to fine-tune minute prey echo sounds similar to a whisper when hunting, according to new research.
The diets of early lizards and snakes may have been more varied and advanced than previously believed, according to new research looking at their prehistoric teeth.
Animals have long been observed faking death in a desperate attempt to avoid predators but scientists say the length of time is kept long but unpredictable.
Meerkats that may be used to interacting with zoo visitors reacted positively but cautiously to the sudden return of people after lockdown, a new study suggests.
Aberdeen man admits indecent images of children charge, and possessing extreme pornography involving animals
A man has admitted a charge relating to indecent pictures of children, as well as possessing extreme pornographic images involving humans and animals.
The UK’s “loneliest degu” has finally found love after facing a series of rejections from fellow rodents.
An SNP backbencher has challenged the Scottish Government to take “real action” to tackle the number of dog attacks.
A curious wallaby surprised a medical worker when it went on a flying tour of an Australian hospital on Australia Day.
Keepers at Longleat are celebrating the success of their pancake tortoise breeding programme.
Sarajevo Zoo has welcomed its first pair of golden-cheeked gibbons, joining the family of European menageries that are trying to save the endangered small apes from extinction.
The Home Secretary has pledged to look at measures to tackle “absolutely shocking” pet thefts and to “go after” the thieves who are profiting from the crime.
A Taunton man will run the equivalent of America’s Route 66, completing 2,280 miles around his home town, to raise funds for an animal welfare charity.
The trick to keeping your pet cats from bringing in other animals is to play with them daily and give them meat-rich food, a new study suggests.
Zoo Miami is celebrating the birth of three North American river otter pups.
A group of “true heroes” has been praised for their efforts to save a cat which spent the night stuck in a tree in freezing conditions.
The RSPCA has said a horse is “recovering well” after getting stuck up to her neck in a deep swamp in North Wales.
Organised criminals are turning to dog theft amid a rise in demand for puppies during lockdown, police have warned.
A parrot was watched by millions on a livestream as it hatched out of its egg.
Two bear cubs happily rolled about in the snow as they tucked into special Valentine’s Day treats – including marshmallows.
The Scottish SPCA is warning over bogus inspectors using fake work vans to try to steal pets.
Projections on to several London landmarks aim to pay tribute to dogs for providing lockdown companionship.
An unusual friendship between a Turkish man and a swan he rescued has endured for decades.
A pelican that got blown off course in the US and was rescued in chilly Connecticut has been flown to Florida, where he is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite.
Farmers are turning to technology to keep track of their livestock’s emotional state in a bid to improve animal welfare standards.
A dog owner was reduced to tears as he was reunited with his pet after a house fire.
Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA has dished out advice on how humans can make life a little easier for the wild animals around us over the chilly winter months.
The Scottish SPCA has issued a warning after reports of bogus inspectors trying to remove animals from properties.