Their handlers were given their licences on Monday, October 23, and will start operational duties next week at Stansted.Read the full story ›
National Trust rangers at Blakeney Point have been greeted with an unexpected surprise when they came across the first new-born Grey seal of the season.
Historically the first seal pup isn’t usually born until around 31 October/1 November so this one is a full week earlier than last year and breaking the previous earliest recorded date by three days.
This birth heralds the start of Norfolk’s winter wildlife spectacular that is likely to see upwards of 2,500 pups being born on this remote spit in North Norfolk, making it the largest in England.
“I was sweeping along the shoreline with my telescope counting birds when suddenly a white seal pup came into view. It was a really lovely surprise especially as it’s so early but definitely a privilege to be the first person to see it.
The team say the colony has arrived back early with over 200 adults hauled out on Monday compared to a very few this time last year.
A new report is warning that over the last decade native ladybird numbers in the East have been virtually wiped out.Read the full story ›
A mother who filmed a man as he dragged a puppy along a street says she is 'utterly heartbroken' that he is still allowed to own dogs.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA is looking for a new home for a pig called Buzz who enjoys eating pumpkins and sits on commandRead the full story ›
Finn the police dog is to receive an Animal of the Year award for his bravery in tackling a man armed with a knifeRead the full story ›
Dinky the cat is finally settling in to life in Northamptonshire after being lost at Dubai Airport for more than two months.
He was meant to be moving back to the UK with his owners, Ian and Sue Lees but when they landed at Gatwick his cage was empty.
Now, they've been reunited after a social media campaign to find him.
Dinky was found at a rescue centre in Dubai. It is believed he escaped at the airport.
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A young peregrine falcon has been found shot on the outskirts of Cambridge.Read the full story ›
A quarter of the world's population spends winter in the county and by November, 30,000 'Brents' will be in the estuaries.Read the full story ›
A raccoon dog has been found in a garden near Colchester.
The animal was spotted in Fingringhoe on Saturday in the courtyard of the back of a property.
It's being looked after by the RSPCA who are appealing to find its owner.
If anyone has any information about the animal, please contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
The poor animal seemed scared and was very timid. I gently coaxed her into a cage then took her to South Essex Wildlife Hospital, which has very kindly agreed to look after her until a permanent home can be found.
The householder put the word out around the village to find the owner, but to date no-one has come forward.