A former rescue dog has been crowned the pet slimming champion of the year after shedding a third of her bodyweight.
One of the rarest mammals on the planet was photographed in the wild for the first time in 15 years.
A time-lapse video has captured the first 100 days of two giant panda cubs born in the United States.
Scotland Yard's Marine Policing Unit has been reporting that a pod of dolphins has found its way up the Thames:
Marine 2 have been alerted to a sighting of a dolphin near Tower Bridge.
No further sightings of the #dolphin to report of. We're not sure if its here by accident or whether it swam here on porpoise......
Breaking #dolphin news.. Marine 2 are following a pod of about 5 harbour porpoises in the Lambeth area of the river.
Police are searching for a woman who took an alligator on a Chicago train before it was found abandoned at O'Hare International Airport.
Security footage shows the unknown woman boarding a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train on 1 November at around 2.17am, carrying the small, sickly alligator under her arm.
The two-foot-long alligator was eventually captured after an airport maintenance worker found it under an escalator at Terminal 3.
A fisherman on the River Tweed has landed the biggest salmon to be caught on Scottish waters since 1928.
Shamus Jennings caught a fish weighing 50lb - roughly the same as a 7-year-old boy.
"I dreamed about it that night and I have thought about it since, and I think for the rest of my life I will always remember that fish," Mr Jennings said of the salmon that took around 45 minutes to land.
After posing for a photograph, the fish was returned to the water.
Wildlife photographer David Yarrow has released images from his new book, Encounter.
The self-taught photographer's tome features 87 black and white images of wildlife and people in some of the world's most remote landscapes, along with 25,000 words detailing the environmental and geo-political matters surrounding his subjects.
Yarrow is known for his patience in the field and was recently shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2013.
Encounter is published this month by Clearview.
Animals at Chester Zoo have been scratching their heads over new additions to their enclosures.
Staff placed pumpkins filled with treats around the zoo for its inhabitants to explore, encouraging them to think and work for their food.
A Chester Zoo spokesperson said that the animals all had their own weird and wonderful ways of getting into the pumpkins.
Two lucky dogs have been married in a lavish ceremony at a home for rescued animals in Chengdu, southwest China.
Bride dog Lanlan met her groom Guaiguai when his owner brought him to visit the centre in Sichuan province.
Both dogs injured their hind legs in the catastrophic Sichuan earthquake in 2008, and now use walking aids fitted with small wheels.
The loved-up pooches wore special wedding outfits and travelled to the ceremony in decorated cages. After walkies up the aisle, the pair were presented with a marriage certificate.
A tabby cat who disappeared from his London home a year ago has finally been found - 449 miles away, STV News reports.
Pablo the nine-year-old cat had been missing for so long his owner, Siobhan Campbell, thought he was dead.
But the missing moggy was reunited with his family after strolling into a branch of TSB in Fife, Scotland, and falling asleep on a chair.
A quick check of Pablo's microchip revealed his true identity, much to his owner's delight.