The number of water voles in our region has been declining rapidly over the last century.
The People's Trust for Endangered Species is now asking for the public's help to count how many of the animals live across the South.
Conservationists say habitat loss and the release and spread of American mink has led to the problem.
He became an internet sensation when he was filmed walking on two legs like a human. Now, Ambam the gorilla has celebrated his 25th Birthday with a cake. Tom Savvides filmed Ambam at his party and spoke to Helen Roberts from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.
Ambam the gorilla celebrates his 25th Birthday with a cake. The famous gorilla became an internet sensation after he was filmed walking on two legs across his enclosure at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.
As forecasters predict we are heading for a spring heatwave, vets are warning that pets can struggle as the temperature rises.Read the full story ›
A sussex wildlife charity says its seen the number of casualties its dealing with more than treble in recent weeks.
The Wildlife and Rescue Ambulance Service says fox clubs and ducklings are among the animals its had to treat. They say at this time of year animals are more at risk as they search for food and protect their newborns.
A famous gorilla from the South East is celebrating his 25th birthday today.
Ambam had his share of fame last year when a video of him walking upright like a man went viral.
Today he'll be enjoying a special birthday cake at Port Lympne animal park.
More than 400 creatures have been moved to safer habitats after their heathland home in Christchurch was destroyed by a huge fire.Read the full story ›
Keepers at Hastings’ Blue Reef Aquarium are looking after dozens of baby pipefish following an unexpected breeding boom.
More than 100 tiny five-centimetre-long broadnose pipefish babies have already been born with potentially hundreds more due imminently.
The newborns are being looked after in one of the aquarium’s nursery displays where they all appear to be in excellent condition.
Pipefish are closely related to seahorses and, like them, it is the male that incubates the eggs and gives birth to the young. Rows of eggs are laid by the female onto a special pad on the male’s belly, and here the eggs develop.
The young are born free swimming with relatively little or no yolk sac, and begin feeding immediately. From the time they hatch they are totally independent.
Pipefish feed on small crustaceans such as mysid shrimps and tiny creatures called copepods. An adult greater pipefish needs to eat several hundred tiny shrimps in one day.
A woman from Canterbury was horrified to find a very dead, very squashed gecko inside a jacket she bought at Asda.
The £25 garment had a "seeping stain" in the lining which Paula Dunican discovered in the lining when she got it home.
The stain turned out to be the decaying body of the unfortunate animal.
Geckos are a type of lizard, usually found in warm climates.
Asda has offered Mrs Dunican a refund and a £40 voucher. They told ITV Meridian: “We’d like to apologise again to Mrs Dunican for any upset caused, and reassure her this was an isolated incident.”
Two Sussex cats - including one who went missing for 18 months - have been reunited with their owners because they were wearing microchips.
The RSPCA have said the felines were lucky to be alive as they were close to starving when one was found in a garage with no windows and the other was stuck in an enclosed back yard.
Both were traced thanks to the cats' microchips and it's sparked a warning from the RSPCA reminding owners to get their pets chipped.
These two cases show how important it is to get your cat microchipped, and keep those details updated. Poor Honey must have felt so anxious in that dark, windowless garage for all that time - she could have easily starved to death in there as it was used as storage space and not opened very often.
“She was unlucky to get stuck in there, but then very lucky a passer-by heard her. She shot out at full speed when I opened the garage - it was a good job I had some food handy to entice her back to me. She was unhurt but pretty hungry, and skinny - I don’t think there was much food or water in there."