Three puppies, believed to be a day old, died after being dumped on top of a bin outside shops in Basildon, Essex.Read the full story ›
The letter argues that decapods are "sentient" and according to scientific research "are capable of experiencing pain".Read the full story ›
A wild elephant has surprised Chinese border guards after carefully stepping over roadblocks to enter Laos.
The incident happened just after 4.30am on Saturday, with the elephant captured on CCTV casually strolling between the two countries, returning into China less than two hours later.
Border patrol officers told Chinese state media elephants are often seen looking for food in the area during cold winter months.
A member of the public found the bodies of the animals near empty gun cartridges, three feet apart.Read the full story ›
A leaping penguin has surprised two Australian researchers who were collecting water samples in Antarctica.
The flightless bird shot up from underwater and into the researchers' rubber boat, checking out a few bags on board before it jumped back into the sea.
Researcher Matt McKay captured the incident on camera during a expedition in Newcomb Bay near Casey research station, a permanent outpost run by the Australian Antarctic Division.
A wolf which escaped from an animal sanctuary after a fence blew down has been recaptured after five hours on the loose.Read the full story ›
The fast mover in lane eight enjoyed the freedom of one of the world's most famous landmarks and refused to be slowed down by the law.Read the full story ›
Under the current EU method, farmers are paid part of a £3bn subsidy based on how much land they own, which makes up 50-60% of their income.Read the full story ›
The polar bear cub's birth at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland has been described as an "outstanding achievement".Read the full story ›
A blaze broke out in the Patas Monkey house in the early hours within Woburn Safari Park's African Forest enclosure.Read the full story ›