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A 27-foot python has been filmed wrestling with a group of fishermen in Indonesia.
Organisers of a pet event in Ohio, in the US, have broken a Guinness World Record for the largest dog photo-shoot.
A cattle drive event in Colorado Springs, USA, went awry when a longhorn made a break for freedom.
A giant tortoise has been reunited with its owner after the ‘world’s slowest police chase’.
A couple have transformed the spare bedroom in their home so it is ‘perfect’ for their pet sloth.
McDonald’s staff had a surprise guest when a snake was found abandoned in the restaurant.
A lurcher that had spent more than a third of its life in kennels has finally found a family – more than 200 miles away.
A black bear was found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself in.
An esaped snake has been reunited with its owner after spending three weeks under a car bonnet.
A US woman took a cat she had rescued into her home to feed him…without realising that it was a wild bobcat.
Doctors in Thailand found a live tick crawling inside a woman’s ear.
Raven chicks have been born in the Tower of London for the first time in 30 years.
A lizard left behind hot and sunny Greece for South Wales after sneaking into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.
An 86-year-old man was bitten by a bat that somehow got wedged between the back of his iPad and its case.
A dog that went missing while on a walk on the Dorset coast has been found on the beach – after 45 days.
RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor.
A total of 1,502 visitors attended the two-day AQUA 2019 trade show at the Telford International Centre, in which more than 80 exhibitors had stands.
Two hero dogs from both sides of the Atlantic have met at a charity pet hospital.
A major review of Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care apprenticeships was launched this week.
Social media has a huge and growing influence on shopping habits, choices and decisions, according to Royal Mail’s UK Delivery Matters 2019 report.
Ruffwear has completed its autumn 19 season with the launch of lines designed ‘to enhance and inspire outdoor adventures with canine companions’.
Mars Petcare is closing its pet food factory in New Zealand and moving to Thailand in a bid to be closer to Asian markets and reduce its operating costs.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the British Veterinary Association have both given hints and tips for helping pets cope this firework season.
As the RSPCA continues its month-long rehoming drive, Adoptober, new statistics show that four times more cats than dogs were rescued by the charity last year.
Pet owners spend on average £733 a year more than non-pet owners, with statistics showing that owners are becoming more and more conscious of what they are feeding their pets, wanting to ensure they have the best possible care and nutrition.
A leading Welsh independent pet retailer is launching a VIP scheme to reward loyal customers with more creature comforts.
The winners of the AQUA 2019 New Product Awards received their awards at a special dinner attended by more than 500 guests on the first night of the AQUA 2019 trade show at the Telford International Centre.
The opening day of AQUA 2019 has been called a great success by exhibitors who revealed more than 100 new products at Telford International Centre.
Benyfit Natural has introduced a raw Christmas dinner for dogs.
To mark Remembrance Day on November 11, Pets at Home has partnered with the Royal British Legion to create a charm, designed to go on a pet’s collar.
Dr Andrew Miller, a pet nutritionist at Premier Nutrition, looks at how the trend of humanisation has developed over the past 10 to 15 years, and what he expects to see in the future of pet feeding
A survey of UK pet food manufacturers reveals that the last three-and-a-half years of uncertainty and no-deal planning has damaged businesses.
Children as young as nine have been terrorising a Scottish retail park by abusing staff, vandalising premises and scaring animals in a pet shop.
Cats Protection has welcomed a Government call for evidence on introducing compulsory microchipping of pet cats.
More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the National Pet Show, the UK’s ‘ultimate day out for animal lovers of all ages’.
Pet food business founder Callum Griffiths has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Just for Pets has had plenty to celebrate this month, riding high on strong sales performance after the culmination of a two-year recovery plan and scooping a Pet Retailer of the Year 2019 Award.
A new expert review paper on carbohydrates in pet food has been launched.
Cotswolds-based luxury lifestyle brand Leger & Oaks has chosen The Racehorse Sanctuary as its charity of the year.
Billy + Margot has created his and hers bauble treats for dogs this Christmas.
The Online Pet Industry Report looks at how pet retailers are faring online and says visibility and ranking are essential considerations 
A Cumbria pet shop that has been trading for 45 years is closing down.
With the first round of judging now over, four strong contenders have made it through to the final of the 2019 British Equestrian Trade Association Equine Thesis of the Year Award, which recognises excellence in academic undergraduate study.
Yorkshire-based pet accessory business Collared Creatures is giving 25% of the value of sales of any of its pink Harris Tweed collars to the Breast Cancer Now wear it pink campaign throughout October.
Company of Animals has been celebrating after HRH The Duke of Kent KG officially presented the business with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
An aquatics retailer has been featured in the latest Parliamentary Review, and is thought to be the first aquatics retailer to appear in the publication.
With growing interest in planted tanks, hobbyists are always on the look-out for what’s new or different in the hobby. Aquadip’s Joey Abrahams has hints of what retailers can stock
UK fishkeepers spend around £400m each year on their hobby, on sectors including livestock, aquariums, equipment, decoration, supplements, test kits and fish food.
The UK’s first aquarium for extinct-in-the-wild freshwater fish has opened at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Clear View Garden Aquarium will be running a competition on its stand at AQUA 2019, which runs from October 16 to 17 at the Telford International Centre. 
Scientists have just added a large, sucker-mouthed fish to the growing list of centenarian animals.
Velda reveal humourous water features at AQUA 2019 in the shape of The Big Belindas.
Within 12 months, Great Yarmouth Sea Life has passed all the necessary requirements to become a full member of BIAZA, the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland.
After the film Finding Nemo became a worldwide hit, reports of skyrocketing clownfish sales soon followed. The film’s sequel, Finding Dory, prompted fears that the royal blue tang, another popular character in the movie, would suffer a similar fate.
Velda will be launching its AquaTesterPro at AQUA 2019 this month.
Leading UK water garden product company Blagdon has launched a series of ‘how-to’ videos to support retailers selling its new Liberty 200 pump while also attracting a younger social media-driven audience.
Two aquatic plants have been added to the European Union’s list of EU concern for invasive species.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency has given notice that it intends to raise fees to inspect plants coming into the UK by an average of 11%.
Heritage Distribution is returning to AQUA 2019 and is running a competition for retailers to win a year’s supply of salt.
A pet shop worker has launched a petition calling on the Welsh Assembly to ban goldfish being given away as prizes at fairs.
A seven-foot long dead arapaima weighing 108kg found floating dead in a lake in Malaysia has left residents baffled, reports the Mirror.
Aquatics chain Maidenhead Aquatics has bought the Par garden centre in Cornwall.