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Scientists believe they may have discovered the smallest reptile on earth – a chameleon subspecies the size of a seed. The tiny lizards were discovered by an expedition team in Madagascar, according to a BBC News report.
Eliza Reinhardt and her dog, Finn, have been re-creating famous paintings with household items, including Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ and Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’.
When Belynder Walia first got Chico, her black Newfoundland, she fell in love immediately. He was a big ball of fluff even as a puppy, beautiful in both temperament and looks. Currently weighing a reasonable 70kg, all he wants is to be hugged, loved, back scratched and fed rice pudding!
How wombats produce cube-shaped poo has long been a biological puzzle but now an international study has provided the answer to this unusual natural phenomenon.
A woman was left terrified after discovering a six-foot carpet python slithering up the stairs of her two-storey house.
A Dominican man was taken into custody by police for violating a curfew – and his dog begged for his owner’s release…
A horrified woman found a huntsman spider had hitched a lift with her…and things only got worse!
A Labrador that likes chasing ducks had to be rescued by firefighters after swimming after the birds for more than half a mile and showing no signs of stopping.
Two tiny kittens are lucky to be alive after they were spotted by eagle-eyed workers at a recycling centre on the rubbish-sorting conveyor belt.
The runt of a litter of Great Danes that was unable to nurse eventually grew to 89.5 inches tall standing on his hind legs and holds the Guinness record for the world’s tallest dog.
A new report by thortful reveals the biggest passion-killers that will stop your romantic intentions in their tracks.
Researchers at Colorado State University, in Denver, are working on an artificial intelligence product that can give dogs commands, determine whether the dog obeys and release treats for good behavior.
A clever cat has been assigned the role of a ‘postcat’ for his owners and their neighbours.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has designated the last Sunday in April as a national holiday to honor the Alabai, a local dog breed.
Swallowing a conker wasn’t one of Monty the Labrador’s best moves. It resulted in life-threatening internal complications but thanks to skilled teamwork at Davies Veterinary Specialists, the critically ill hound made a full recovery.
An Australian got a shock when he returned home to find two snakes had crashed through his ceiling and were slithering around his Queensland house.
A firefighter has been raising three blackbird chicks in lockdown after their mother was knocked out of her nest and killed.
A three-year-old girl has stolen the hearts of many after a video of her expertly handling her large sheep went viral.
Jester the giant rabbit is so big he has his own bedroom in his owner’s home – and Lyn Hobson admits her 20lb pet is ‘spoiled rotten’.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the state Department of Health are testing Burmese pythons for mercury to determine whether the invasive snakes are safe to eat.
Vets carefully amputated a hedgehog’s tiny toe and now, after a full recovery, he’s back in the wild where he belongs.
Leicester is home to the most species of spider in Britain, new research has found.
A motorist had a surprise after finding five brown long-eared bats in a green refuse sack.
An app developed by a former Amazon engineer purports to translate cat vocalisations into one of nine preset ‘intents’, including “I’m hungry” and “I’m in pain”.
Raise the Woof used scientific research and animal behaviorists’ expertise to record the first Christmas song designed to appeal to dogs.
A snake was found curled up in the groove of a car door after escaping from his home.
A cocker spaniel from Liverpool nearly died after eating a face mask. One-year-old Ralph needed emergency surgery at vet charity PDSA to remove the mask, which had blocked his intestines.
Rescued more than 20 years ago, Norman the donkey had been enjoying Ohio farm life until one morning he was found lying on the ground, injured and unable to stand on his own.
A bat found hiding in the boot of a car in a showroom has been released after being rescued by the RSPCA and rehabilitated by volunteers from Durham Bat Group.
A member of the public in Wales had a fright when her dog found a scorpion running across the living room floor.
Five foul-mouthed parrots have been separated after learning to swear at a Lincolnshire zoo and egging each other on in front of visitors.
Inventive staff at an East Anglian wildlife centre have created DIY saunas for sickly seals – using a modified wallpaper stripper!
Boaters in the Straits of Gibraltar have reported being rammed repeatedly by orcas, causing damage to hulls and rudders.
Life is a hoot once again for August, the baby barn owl, thanks to the skill and care of the team at a Berwick veterinary practice.
If you’re someone who spends hours swiping through dating sites searching for someone with an adorable dog, a new app may provide the answer you’re looking for.
An 11-year-old Belgian malinois police dog held fast to a suspect fleeing an illegal marijuana operation in the US – even after the suspect stabbed the dog nine times.
A Leeds man was awakened in the early hours by an unusual sound in his bedroom…
A boarder collie and Australian cattle dog mix named Bear is leading a pack of dogs trained to find koalas in areas threatened by bushfires in Queensland, Australia, the Guardian reports.
A seven-week-old kitten has been rescued from under the bonnet of a car that had just been driven 30 miles.
One male and two female African lions have been delivered by cesarean section at Dallas Zoo in Texas, and all are thriving.
An ice-cream-loving puppy needed an emergency trip to the vets after getting a lolly stick stuck in his mouth.
A swan had an unwanted trip to soft play after getting a discarded foam play square stuck around its neck.
Jack Russell cross Chihuahua, Skip suffered a multitude of fractures when he was hit by a car – but  is now back on his feet thanks to Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire.
A stowaway hen has been rescued and rehomed after travelling from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire under an egg delivery lorry.
A feisty bat wasn’t too happy to be rescued after he was found grounded in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
A fledgling jackdaw had a lucky escape after getting its leg stuck in guttering on a house roof.
When Maddie Johnson is awakened from her slumbers by the sound of ‘snoring like a pig’, it is not her partner, Stephen, who is to blame but her pet porker!
A children’s comic book that debuted at the Shanghai Book Fair has ignited hot debate in China because parents fear its depiction of animals mating may have a negative influence on their children.
A stray pup that kept showing up at a car dealership was given the job of meeting and greeting customers and has now been adopted as the showroom’s official mascot.
A tiny baby grass snake has been ‘dusted off’ and released back into the wild after being found covered in lead at a factory in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.