ITV Border's favourite Tapir has left the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick, to travel to his new home in the United Arab Emirates.Read the full story ›
A bird enthusiast has launched a crowd funding appeal to bring sixty rare and threatened Chilean flamingos to his home in Oxton.Read the full story ›
The unruly flock spilled onto Kingstown Road where they delayed traffic, went up driveways, and were eventually rounded up by a farmer.Read the full story ›
Magpies have swooped and taken two osprey chicks from their nest near Bassenthwaite, just days after the first chicks of the year hatched.Read the full story ›
The first osprey chick of 2016 has hatched at Bassenthwaite... and has been caught on camera by the Lake District Osprey Project.Read the full story ›
A farmer from Dumfries is teaching his bulls how to behave on a halter- by having a donkey train them.
Richard McCornick breeds Charolais at Barnbackle Farm near Lochfoot and says the donkey, who he's named 'Donkey', helps calm his bulls.
It's the easiest way to halter break your cattle for the shows and sales. Donkey enjoys putting the bull through his paces.
"Donkeys seem to be growing in popularity recently for halter breaking cattle because they soon show the bull who's boss. They're such stubborn animals but Donkey isn't long with them!"
"It makes life so much easier, and it's also pretty funny to watch."
Rauour the mountain rescue dog has been given a top award, after he saved a critically injured missing person in a blizzard.Read the full story ›
Police in Dumfries were forced to close Annan Road and several surrounding roads, after a rampaging bull escaped from a local market.
Drivers were warned to avoid the area and people were told to stay in their homes.
Police soon detained the escapee cow and the roads have been reopened.
Scottish Borders Council has outsourced its dog fouling duties to the enforcement firm 3GS.
During the 12-month pilot scheme the company's officers will be able to hand out £80 fixed penalty notices for dog fouling and littering.
They will target known "problem areas" in the Scottish Borders, and will also be involved in educating communities.
The officers are expected to be in post later this month, and it's thought to be the first time a Scottish council has teamed up with a private company on the issue.
This is a 12-month pilot and will be reviewed regularly to understand its impact, before a longer term solution is recommended.
If you want to watch badgers all day long, one Lake District hotel has the perfect thing for you.Read the full story ›