The RSPCA receives two calls every hour to animals struggling in the hot weather, it has said.Read the full story ›
It seems the sunshine encouraged everyone to bathe in its glory today - including this seal.
The Pirate seal spotted the ideal spot to catch some rays after the Environment Agency parked its weeding boat nearby.
This pirate seal overcame our weed cutting crew with extreme cuteness before riding off up the River Tone https://t.co/hYCFtpuSuw
The crew had to "calmly persuade" the lounging mammal to jump off the vessel on the River Tone so they could continue with their work!
A new picture of Tone the Seal. Apparently the seal was "calmly persuaded off the boat so we could resume work". https://t.co/fV7UsUG61j
The RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a lost peacock to come forward. The spectacular bird was found in Westford, Wellington in Somerset on Saturday. An inspector picked the peacock up and took it to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton where it is now being cared for. It is not known where the peacock could have come from originally as there are not any well-known estates close by that keep the birds.
Somebody should be missing this peacock. They can’t fly very far but do sometimes hop from building to building so it’s likely to have only travelled a short distance of a mile or so. Most peacocks in this country are owned so we’d like to be able to reunite this one with its rightful owner. The peacock has missing tail feathers but this can sometimes happen naturally as the bird moults. If you recognise this bird or know who owns it you can ring the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
Specialist rescue teams were called in to join the fire service. They used a boat and special animal lifting equipment to rescue the cows.Read the full story ›
A last-ditch attempt to save the eyesight of a rare primate at Paignton Zoo has been a success.Read the full story ›
Seaton has its seagulls, just like every seaside resort, so a new visitor attraction wanted visitors to be safe from seagull attack.Read the full story ›
A confused shark has been returned to the ocean depths off Woolacombe after washing up in the shallows. The metre-long starry smooth hound shark was spotted by a member of the public but was eventually helped back out to sea with the help of National Trust beach rangers and RNLI lifeguards
It is very unusual to see one so close to the beach. The Woolacombe shark was a large specimen, fully grown, grey in colour, with a series of spots on her back, not unlike a clear night sky, giving her the ‘starry’ name. Starry Smooth Hounds live beyond the wave zone, feeding on crabs.
Longleat's lions have a new paddock as part of a £1.5m upgrade project.Read the full story ›
Meet Hobbit, Hercules, Harshit, Hector, Kito and Kidame - the newest arrivals at the Wild Place Project.Read the full story ›
A 7 year old captive bred raven, who regularly performs in drama shows, has escaped after being startled in his enclosure.Read the full story ›