Blackpool Zoo is opening a huge new attraction called Project Elephant Base.
The multi million pound facility is the zoo's largest ever investment.
It combines the UK’s largest indoor elephant house with a huge outdoor habitat and an immersive themed visitor experience through Asia.
The skeletal remains of an Elk estimated to be around 10,000 years old has been discovered on the Isle of Man.Read the full story ›
When you think of the best places to advertise - this might not be the first place to spring to mind, but how about on the back of a horse?
There's now a plan to carry sponsorship not just on any horse but on the popular police horses of Merseyside.
There were fears that they might be under threat because of cuts in police budgets so officers came up a novel idea to guarantee their future.
So they're now selling packages to pay for their upkeep - and it could see company logos featured on the horses' saddles.
Andy Bonner reports.
The zoo’s rare newborn Sumatran orangutan has been named Kesuma, which means ‘flower’ in Indonesia.Read the full story ›
Firefighters provided a cherry picker to save a wounded pet parrot who had become stuck at the top of a tree.Read the full story ›
Pugs, pugs and more pugs! Cat lovers look away now.Read the full story ›
Could you share your home with 20 dogs, a sheep, goats, pigs, ferrets, a rabbit, horses, turkeys and a brood of chickens?
The founders of an animal rescue centre run from a three bedroom house in Salford say demand for their services has grown so much it needs a new home.
They take in all sorts - including abandoned and unwanted dogs from all over the world. The idea is they can happily roam free with no cages to confine them and have a lot of fun at the same time.
For more information on how to help visit the Dogs4Rescue website
The ManxSPCA have posted videos of three seals which were rescued being set free.Read the full story ›
A rescue cat at an animal sanctuary in Lancashire has proved she loves a chat - after seemingly learning to say "hello".
Ruby, who's 16 years old, was brought in to the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield after her owner moved to Australia.
Volunteers at the shelter noticed that when she said "hi" to Ruby, she would meow - and sound like she was saying "hello" back.
Karen Weed, centre manager, said Ruby is one of a kind.
She’s a really friendly cat and she loves to have a conversation. She likes attention and for people to make a fuss of her. A couple of weeks ago we noticed that when we said ‘hello’, her meow reply sounded like she was saying it back.
It was a bit of shock really. We’ve had talking cats before, but not one like Ruby.
Ruby is one of around 350 animals at the sanctuary in need of a new home.
Rescued hens, who had been destined for slaughter, have been given their first taste of outdoor life, thanks to specially knitted jumpers.Read the full story ›