Devon Wildlife Trust says the strawberry spider was found at Meeth Quarry nature reserve.Read the full story ›
A survey of more than 3,000 dog-owners across the country was carried out by the RSPCA.Read the full story ›
Police have stepped up patrols in Portbury near Bristol after repeated vandalism on bird hides at a nature reserve. The three hides at the reserve in Wharf Lane have seen damage to timber walls and benches, including attempts to set them on fire.
“The hides are a valuable and much-loved resource and we’re actively working with the local community to tackle this issue, including carrying out extra patrols. We’re keen to find the people responsible for causing this damage and would ask people to call in with information.”
If you wanted any proof that the project to reintroduce the Great Bustard to Britain is a success, this could be it. The birds became extinct in the UK due to collectors and changes in agriculture. That was until the Great Bustard Project began in 2004 to release pairs on Salisbury Plain, with the aim of increasing the population.
Ben Nicholas photographed this female great bustard in Chewton Mendip in Somerset on Friday 22 September - quite some distance from Wiltshire - which suggests the bird is making itself at home.
The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after children in Plymouth were seen kicking a hedgehog.Read the full story ›
Six of the small marsupials have been born in the 180-year-old Zoo’s Twilight World and keepers say they are thrilled.Read the full story ›
The zoo says it believes it is the first in Europe to have successfully bred keeled box turtles.Read the full story ›
The 10 Kafue Flats lechwe were put down on advice from the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA).Read the full story ›
Over 200 dolphins, porpoises & whales were stranded in 2016, compared to only 10 in 2015. There's been an over 50% increase in their deaths.Read the full story ›
The litter was discovered in a cardboard box just half an hour before a big rain storm.Read the full story ›