The RSPCA in Wales is calling on the public to help identify a man who was seen to 'deliberately' hit his dog with its lead in Aberystwyth.Read the full story ›
RSPCA Cymru are warning that almost 6,000 incidents were reported over festive period last year.Read the full story ›
An 'uncooperative' seal was washed onto land from the sea in winters storms this morning.Read the full story ›
RSPCA rescue seal pup on cliff edge and name him after famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary.Read the full story ›
Stolen eagle owl Sox made a break for freedom after being snatched by thieves.Read the full story ›
A rescued cat has been reunited with its owners two years after going missing.Read the full story ›
Rescue efforts to save a dog who fell down a hole have been stood down.Read the full story ›
A snake who could have been flushed down the toilet has been rescued in North Wales.Read the full story ›
Teams from a range oforganisations are working tirelessly to try and rescue a seal pup trapped between rocks in Port Talbot.Read the full story ›
An international team, including researchers from Cardiff University, has discovered a new orangutan species in Indonesia.
Pongo Tapanuliensis, otherwise known as the Tapanuli Orangutan, was found in the three Tapanuli districts of North Sumatra after analysis of the ape inhabitants of the Batang Toru Ecosystem.
The Batang Toru populations of orangutans in Sumatra were only rediscovered fairly recently in 1997. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that the researchers received the skeleton of an adult male orangutan that was killed during conflict, and we realised that there were significant physical and genetic differences in these apes.
By comparing the skull to other orangutans, it was clear that this skull showed dramatic differences. This suggested that the Batang Toru population was potentially unique, so our international team of researchers worked together to gather further evidence