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.
Chessington World of Adventures has banned animal print clothing from its grounds, saying it confuses and scares the animals.
The wildlife park has reportedly even brought in bouncers to enforce the rule, who will make rulebreakers wear boiler suits over their outfits.
The ban follows the launch of Chessington's latest experience ZUFARI, which sees visitors journey off-road on a safari adventure.
ZUFARI spokeswoman Natalie Dilloway said: "We have noticed a lot of animals becoming baffled by animal-print-wearing guests. If someone wears the same pattern to the animal's coat they can become over friendly.
"If they wear the pattern of its predator, it has the opposite effect and the animals become afraid and run away."
Banned prints at Chessington World of Adventures Resort include: Zebra, Giraffe, Leopard, Cheetah, Tiger, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena and African Wild Dog.
A sales manager has snapped an extremely rare albino squirrel after it appeared in the garden of his home in East Sussex.
Derek Glen says he reached for his camera as soon as he saw the unusual visitor, which he has nicknamed 'polar squirrel', hopping across his lawn.
There are an estimated three to five million grey squirrels in the UK and only one in 100,000 are born albino - meaning there are probably only 30-50 in the wild at any one time.
A Siberian tiger killed a zookeeper in Germany with a bite to the neck when he was cleaning out his enclosure.
It is thought the 56-year-old was attacked on Thursday after he forgot to close the gate to Rasputin's cage at the Allwetterzoo in Munster.
Joerg Adler, zoo director, said: "Now I am sitting here...I hope that...my only condolence is that Martin...he will live on in our thoughts.
"He loved his animals. It is tragic."
The number of red squirrels in the UK is on the rise after decades of decline, according to a new study.
Numbers sharply declined in the UK from a high of around 3.5 million to 120,000, with the population thought to be as low as 15,000 in England, mainly due to the introduction of the grey squirrel from America.
A survey of 300 sites across northern England found the number of red squirrels increased by 7% in spring 2013, compared with the same period last year, Red Squirrels Northern England said.
The conservation group found the number of grey squirrels was down by 18% in the same period.
A rare sky blue lobster has been rescued by an aquarium after being discovered at a fish market.
It was spotted by staff at Viviers Fish Market in Portsmouth, Hampshire, who realised its rarity and contacted the Blue Reef aquarium in Southsea.
The colouration is believed to come from a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that turns the crustacean light blue.
Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat, whose first video has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube, has landed an endorsement deal with the Friskies cat food brand.
The feline, whose owner lives in Phoenix, Arizona, is now the official "spokescat" of the brand, Nestle Purina PetCare announced on Tuesday.
Two guard dogs used to protect the Duke of Cambridge have been put down within days of him leaving his military base.
Bruce, a Belgian Shepherd, and Blade, a German Shepherd, were euthanised after the prince completed his final shift as a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley on Anglesey, The Sun reported.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the dogs had been put down, but described the timing as "a coincidence".
A spokesman said: "It is true two dogs have been put down, a couple of days after (Prince William left RAF Valley earlier this month)."
Bruce, who was aged nine, had "come to the end of his working life", while Blade "had a record of veterinary and behavioural issues" which meant the dog could not be reassigned to other duties, the spokesman said.