Cat thief taunts animal’s owner with cruel letter

Cat thief taunts animal’s owner with cruel letter

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Police are investigating after a thief stole a cat and then wrote a letter taunting the animal’s owner – boasting of how it loves its new life. Animal lover Nigel Stern, 52, spent weeks searching for beloved companion Minx after she vanished from his home in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. He put up posters appealing for the…

Gorilla gives birth at Bristol Zoo

Gorilla gives birth at Bristol Zoo

September 29, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A female gorilla who was the first in the world to undergo fertility treatment has given birth to her third baby – after conceiving naturally.

Crocodile turns orange

Crocodile turns orange

September 23, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This captive crocodile is feeling a little off colour after a chemical imbalance in his water tank turned him – ORANGE. Snappy, a fiercely aggressive saltwater croc, bit through a water pipe in his enclosure at Roaming Reptiles in Melbourne. The attack caused a filter to stop working and pH levels in the water soared…

Animal lover opens up seven-star pet resort

Animal lover opens up seven-star pet resort

September 22, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Pampered pets can live the life of luxury in the world’s first seven-star animal hotel in Dubai – complete with air conditioned suites and an on-site GYM. Irish ex-pat Aideen O’Mara set up the Urban Tails Pet Resort as a pet equivalent to the mega-rich resort’s famous Burj Al Arab hotel. Charging up to #68…

White stag photographed in British countryside

White stag photographed in British countryside

September 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

This incredible picture captures the moment a rare stunning white stag is spotted in the British countryside. The majestic wild animal – long associated with mystery and good luck – was pictured by amateur wildlife photographer Ian Crisp as it lay in Devon. Ian, 30, of North Tawton, Devon, is remaining tight-lipped about the exact…

Abused horse’s overgrown hooves resembled Aladdin’s slippers

Abused horse’s overgrown hooves resembled Aladdin’s slippers

September 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A horse who piled on 20 STONE after being cruelly overfed had hooves so overgrown they looked — like ALADDIN’S SLIPPERS. Obese Jerry was so fat he could barely walk, a process made even harder by his 12 inch long ‘slippers’. The native breed was rescued from a farm in Somerset, where he had been…

New species of dolphin discovered

New species of dolphin discovered

September 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A scientist studying a group of ‘common’ dolphins was celebrating today after discovering she had identified an entirely new species. Experts had always believed the mammals, which swim off the coast of Victoria, Australia, were one of the two recognised bottlenose dolphin species But Kate Charlton-Robb, a PhD researcher at Monash University’s School of Biological…

Illegal poachers hack off rhino horns with chainsaws

Illegal poachers hack off rhino horns with chainsaws

September 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Illegal poacher are hacking the horns off a herd of rhinos – with CHAINSAWS. Two of the protected animals died after hunters launched a daring #340,000 ivory raid past armed security guards inside a South African game reserve. The gang incapacitated both rhinos with powerful tranquiliser darts before using sharp machetes and chainsaws to brutally…

Cat recovers from hit-and-run by learning to swim

Cat recovers from hit-and-run by learning to swim

September 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A pet cat which was nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver has made a full recovery – after learning to SWIM. Two-year-old Tootsie suffered a shattered right leg after he was left for dead in May. Vets warned owner Sue Wilson that he might have to be put down after his injuries drastically weakened his…

Duckling follows ‘dad’ everywhere

Duckling follows ‘dad’ everywhere

September 8, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

An 11-week-old duckling shunned by its family has taken such a shine to his new ‘dad’ it follows him everywhere – including the PUB. Barrie Hayman, 65, cuts an unusual figure in his home town as devoted duck Star waddles behind him. The Indian Runner Duck follows him around the shops, drinks at his local…

Gone ape: crazed chimp throws stolen food over her keepers

Gone ape: crazed chimp throws stolen food over her keepers

August 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A crazed chimpanzee went on the rampage after she escaped her enclosure and looted grub from – a zoo KITCHEN, it emerged today. Josie, a female chimp, smashed pots and hurled food at staff after she barricaded herself in the kitchen area where keepers prepare the animals’ food. Staff spent 40 minutes calming Josie down…

Shopworker stung by SCORPION

Shopworker stung by SCORPION

August 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A shopworker was stung by a SCORPION which stowed away in a box of bananas. William Clarke, 48, was unpacking a box of Columbian bananas at frozen food store Farmfoods when the arachnid lashed out with its poisonous tail. Despite the pain, William caught the scorpion in a coffee jar and took it hospital so…

Boxer dog that looks like Phantom of the Opera

Boxer dog that looks like Phantom of the Opera

August 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

An abandoned boxer puppy bagged a new home after he caught the eye of prospective dog owners with his likeness to The Phantom of the Opera. Christine Armstrong, 56, and husband Tony, 72, were struck by the pups distinctive markings and red-eyed stare when they visited an animal rescue shelter. The couple were captivated by…

The horse whiskerer: stallion has seven-inch ‘tache

The horse whiskerer: stallion has seven-inch ‘tache

August 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Neigh-one dares look stallion Alfie in the mouth – who is Britain’s most MOUSTACHIOED horse. The 15-year-old shire cross sports an astonishing SEVEN inch-long golden ‘tache. He has been growing his facial fuzz for the last five years and GROWLS if stable hands try and give it a trim. Most horses have their moustaches snipped…

Osteopath heals elephants in Thailand

Osteopath heals elephants in Thailand

August 3, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A ground-breaking British specialist packed his trunk and trekked through the sweltering jungle for his biggest ever job – osteopathy for ELEPHANTS. Pioneering Tony Nevin, 47, the world’s only wildlife osteopath, travelled all the way to Thailand to treat the two-tonne, floppy-eared animals. He used his healing hands to help bring comfort to dozens of…

Farmer breeds first Nile crocodiles in UK

Farmer breeds first Nile crocodiles in UK

August 2, 2011 | by | 5 Comments

A madcap farmer has become the first man in Britain to successfully hatch a pair of baby NILE CROCODILES. Andy Johnson, 41, who owns Europe’s first crocodile farm, has achieved the landmark births following a six year breeding programme. The two baby crocodiles hatched last week after he anxiously monitored the eggs during a 90…

Calf shot in head at dairy farm

Calf shot in head at dairy farm

July 27, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

WARNING – UPSETTING IMAGES A healthy calf was shot in the head at a dairy farm supplying milk to the chocolate industry. The unwanted young bull was led to a trailer – strewn with other animal carcasses – after being ripped from its mother. It was then shot by a man, believed to be a…