Four polar bears have been captured playing gleefully with piles of ice cubes as milder temperatures arrive at their South Yorkshire home.
Populations of red squirrels in southern Scotland are under threat due to growing numbers of their grey cousins, according to a new survey.
Three completely bald puppies with a severe skin condition have been dumped at a vets, an animal charity has said.
Eye-catching X-ray images of animals at London Zoo have been released.
An 11-week-old baby polar bear has received her first ever medical exam at a zoo in Berlin, where she was fully vaccinated and measured.
A hawk in London has the RNLI to thank after running into trouble in the River Thames.
Zoos have been getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit – with a romantic animal-themed pun battle.
Footage filmed in snowy Vancouver, Canada, proves that nobody enjoys a snow day like sea otters do.
The 143rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show is taking place in Manhattan, New York City, and social media users have fallen in love with the very talented dogs.
Footage from SeaWorld San Diego shows a Japanese Spider Crab, the largest crab species in the world, dramatically moulting its shell over six hours.
A hero police dog watched in the House of Commons as MPs backed attempts to give service animals greater protection from attacks.
A cat has survived being “essentially frozen” by dangerously low temperatures when she was rescued by the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Montana, US, after being buried in snow.
Bees have a grasp of basic maths and are able to add and subtract, a study has shown.
Hector the two-year-old lurcher has been nicknamed “the loneliest dog in Devon” by staff at RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter after looking for a home for more than 500 days.
Plans to strengthen animal welfare laws could see offenders jailed for up to five years.
A baby okapi has been born at San Diego Zoo, the second surviving calf born at the attraction in less than two years.
An abandoned dog with no nose has been adopted by a loving home in Orlando after spending Christmas in a shelter.
The world’s oldest Malayan tapir has celebrated his 41st birthday at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent with an assortment of treats.
Huskies and sledders have gathered in the Scottish Highlands to prepare for the UK’s biggest sled dog rally, organised by the Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (SHCGB).
Many animals are known for thriving in cold weather, but it might come as a surprise to see river otters playing happily with blocks of snow.