An endangered drill monkey has been born in Bristol. Drills are one of the rarest primates in Africa and at risk of extinction in the wild.Read the full story ›
The moving moment an infant baby gorilla meets an adult at Bristol Zoo...Read the full story ›
A grey seal who disappeared after being spotted in St Austell Bay in Cornwall two years ago has finally reappeared.
The female named 'Molar' was spotted at Portland Bill in Dorset this week. Distinctive markings on her neck make her easily identifiable.
She's the first seal to be photo ID'd in both Cornwall and Dorset. Recording seal movements enables conservationists to learn more about how far and frequently they travel and how best to protect them.
Two years ago, when I photographed Molar, I was sure she’d be recognised again, but then she disappeared for two years. Now I am delighted to see her again and for her to be our first Cornwall to Dorset seal link.
Molar proves that our photo-identification project really works and is a fabulous, non-invasive way of monitoring the lives and movements of our seals.
A female crane who was a key breeding animal in a project to reintroduce the bird has been shot dead in Somerset.Read the full story ›
A stranded porpoise has been rescued from a sandbank by two surfers as they prepared to ride the Severn Bore.Read the full story ›
As the badger cull in the South West draws to a close, protesters have been demonstrating outside Natural England's offices in ExeterRead the full story ›
Animal welfare officers in Cornwall are caring for a gerbil which they describe as 'barely alive' after being left out with the rubbish.
A man found a cage in a bin shelter on Mayfield Road in Newquay yesterday, 11 October. Two gerbils were inside, one barely alive and the other sadly already dead. There was no food or water with the animals.
The survivor is very skinny and unwell.
RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who recognises the pets or who knows what happened.
- Anyone with information can ring the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
A new baby has been announced at Paignton Zoo - and staff are hoping it will be their first breeding success with a rare primate. The latest arrival is a pileated gibbon, an endangered species from south east Asia. Pileated means capped, and refers to the darker cap of fur commonly seen on both sexes.
Mother Shukdi is 9 and was born at Zoo d’Asson, France. Father Hantu is also 9, and came to Paignton Zoo from Zurich Zoo. The pileated gibbon is a primate in the gibbon family. The species shows sexual dimorphism - males have black fur while females have pale fur with darker head and belly.
The pileated gibbon is found in parts of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Like other gibbons, the species lives in trees. They form monogamous pairs, swing through the trees on their long arms and eat mainly fruit, leaves and small animals.
“This is Paignton Zoo’s first surviving pileated gibbon baby – I’m really pleased, as we have been trying to breed this species for 15 years, but alas our previous female was not a good mother.”
One man and his dog made a 250-mile journey to Stonehenge 7,000 years ago, evidence of the earliest journey in British history suggests.Read the full story ›
If you've been wondering why Kylie Pentelow hasn't been presenting the ITV West Country news this week, this picture might be a clue.
Kylie has tweeted this adorable shot of herself cuddling a koala while on holiday in Australia.
She'll be back in the studio very soon though.