The two incidents happened just 24 hours apart last weekend near Bath and Sherborne.Read the full story ›
A group of guinea pigs were the obvious candidates to try out a miniature polling station at Longleat this week.Read the full story ›
Paignton Zoo had a fantastic summer when it comes to new arrivals - what's more exciting is they're all endangered species!Read the full story ›
A well-known Devon traveller who was left stranded on a roundabout when his horse died has a new companion and is now doing well.Read the full story ›
Running alongside the Bristol Wildscreen Festival from 18th - 31st October will be a fringe event celebrating ugly animals.Read the full story ›
North Devon Animal Ambulance will be given a second ambulance today to deal with an increase in demand for its services.
The charity has had to spend thousands of pounds each week on veterinary care for all animals and pets that are either no longer wanted or their owners cannot afford the treatment
Cornish-born actor, John Nettles - famous for his roles in Bergerac and ITV's Midsomer Murders has taken on a new role - that of honorary patron of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary in Littlehempston near Totnes.
ITV News West Country presenter Kylie Pentelow caught up with the star, who recently moved to Devon, at the Sanctuary earlier today.
Bristol Aquarium is getting very excited about eight tadpoles in their care. That's because they are the young of the centre's rare phantasmal poison dart frogs, believed to be one of the most toxic amphibians in the world.
The species is on the endangered list and is now thought only to survive at seven sites on mountains in Ecuador.
They are very difficult to breed in captivity and the Aquarium is making sure the youngsters are well looked after in a separate tank with a special diet as they grow legs.
It will be at least two months before they go on general display. The Aquarium says it's delighted that another batch aren't that far behind them.
PHANTASMAL POISON DART FROG FACT: Scientists have discovered that an extract from the skin can block pain 200 times more effectively than morphine, without addiction and other serious side effects.
A police officer has rescued an injured deer she found lying by the road near Frome. PC Lucy Bagnowiec came across the animal on Nunney Road while on patrol earlier this month.
PC Bagnowiec took it to a local farmer who is an animal expert. She says:
“The poor thing had an injured eye and was obviously in a state of shock. The farmer put it in a stable with a heat lamp, fed and watered and nursed it, and after four or five days it was well enough to be released.
She goes on to say, “It’s nice to report a happy ending - and just shows you never know what a day as a police officer will bring.”
Cygnets born at the beginning of the month at the Bishop's Palace in Wells have learned to ring a bell for food in record time. The 11 baby swans are keeping up a tradition which began in the 1870s.
The cygnets were spotted by staff ringing the bell at the weekend who are amazed that they didn't need to be tempted by bread attached to the cord.
The video shows the youngsters being shown what to do by their parent and then you see them getting the hang of pulling the bell rope themselves.
You can follow the adventures of the young family on the Bishop's Palace Swancam.