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Italian Photographer Bruno D’Amicis has won the 2015 Fritz Pölking Photography Prize by his project “Fennec, little ghost of the dunes.” Bruno D’Amicis’s photography focuses on... read more »

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This video shows my dog catching a live lobster. I trained my black lab Lila how to dive off of a boat underwater and catch a lobster. One day while out free diving, I had the idea of... read more »
My safari guides thought I was nuts taking thousands of photos each day so hopefully now they will understand... This was my first trip to anywhere in the continent and it was eye... read more »
Sometimes, the prince in a real-life fairy tale turns out to be furry and four-legged. And when you kiss a frog but it doesn't work out, a wolf might be more of what you need. For... read more »
Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir... read more »
These incredible images captured by photographer Chris Castling show two British birds of prey doing aerial battle for a meal as a brave kestrel tries to steal a meal from an owl twice... read more »

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'Sensational' find of two cubs, the best preserved ever seen in the world, announced on Oct. 26, 2015. The unprecedented discovery of the ancient predator was made this summer in the... read more »
One of the populations of killer whales that spends part of the year around the San Juan Islands north of Seattle is called the Southern Resident killer whales, and they’re very... read more »
A team from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park visited three northern white rhinos living in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya last month. These three rhinos, a male and two females, along with... read more »
The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of rescuing Big Cats from sad circumstances and provide them with the best lifestyle available... read more »
It's not enough to just say we want a better life for elephants, it's time to create one for them. We need YOUR HELP NOW to build a home for elephants that are just waiting for somewhere... read more »
While filming coral off the Solomon Islands, David Gruber, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, encountered a "bright red-and-green spaceship." This underwater UFO turned out to be a... read more »
Be a part of creating a loving, lasting home for two lion cubs and two tiger cubs in need! These young big cats call the Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) home. They... read more »
A selection of winners and runners up from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Animal Photography Prize 2015. Until 28 February 2016 visitors to ZSL London Zoo will be able to... read more »

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A seal takes a ride on the back of a humpback whale off the New South Whales coast, Australia. Photographer Robyn Malcolm was on a boat trip out of Eden, NSW, were he experienced... read more »

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Raising Imogen - The Tiny Koala with a remarkable story! Zookeepers at Symbio Wildlife Park, Sydney create most adorable home video ever seen as they take you on their touching... read more »
We're using VR (virtual reality) cameras to film the last 4 northern white rhinoceros on earth before the species goes extinct. The Ark is a virtual reality documentary about the efforts... read more »
When videographer Gary Grayson took a dive just off the Isles of Scilly in the U.K. in 2014, he got the chance to get up close and personal with a group of Atlantic grey seals. But he... read more »
Philadelphia based photographer Andrew Marttila is an unrelenting animal enthusiast. Being deathly allergic to cats and dogs since birth, larger animals always remained at arm's length... read more »
Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project is a USA 501(c)3 non-profit that researches, breeds, and trains Mongolian Bankhar livestock protection dogs and places these working dogs in homes of... read more »
When you think of polar bears, you often envision them frolicking among a snowy Arctic landscape. But, during the summer months, these majestic animals do migrate further south - and, as... read more »

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Six tiny nestlings at San Diego Zoo Global’s facilities in Hawai‘i are being closely watched by conservation biologists. These six chicks represent hope for a small Hawaiian bird... read more »
In spite of anti-poaching measures such as patrolling park rangers and safe dehorning, poaching of the threatened white rhino and critically endangered black rhino has risen... read more »
Zürich based architectural firm Markus Schietsch Architekten designed the Elephant Park of Zoo Zürich, located at the foot of a rocky terrain edge with dense vegetation. The impressive... read more »
On July 18, to promote Circus Night, Germany's Casselly Family and their elephants performed a short special show on the beach of Lake Balaton Balatonlelle, Hungary. (Xinhua/Attila... read more »
With their larger-than-normal ears and large, bushy tails, these gorgeous little sand cats are different from the domestic kind. But the similarities are still clear as they peer into the... read more »

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Charlotte the King Penguin hatched at Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, and has been hand-reared ever since. When it became clear she wasn't going to take... read more »
A curious wild cat got up close and personal with an Irish tourist on a game drive safari in Kenya's Masai Mara. The bold animal shocked everyone as it hopped into the back seat of a jeep... read more »
A pod of sperm whales have been captured on film swimming through the deep blue waters near the Caribbean, accompanied by a freediver who looks minuscule compared to their huge... read more »
Dogs get a lot of love as awesome family pets, but don't write cats off. When they are not planning world domination, cats can be wonderful purring companions for children. Though they... read more »
It's not just birds of a feather that flock together. A crow has been photographed hitching a very rare mid-flight lift on the back of a bald eagle. The much larger bird of prey was... read more »
Photographer snapped the cute shots of three-week-old male elephant struggling to stay on his feet in South Africa. For five minutes he was constantly up and down as he tried to show his... read more »

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Luhu is an adorable kitty from Beijing. But this pet has a problem. Even when he’s having a great time, Luhu looks like he’s having the worst day ever. He looks sad when it’s... read more »
A flamingo in Brazil has been given an artificial leg in what zookeepers believe is a world first. The six-year-old Chilean flamingo at Sorocaba zoo fractured his left leg a month... read more »
The Komodo Dragon is the largest living lizard in the world, measuring at an average of 3 meters and weighing at least 150 pounds. Carnivorous and aggressive in their nature, the huge... read more »
An unlikely bond between two prairie dogs, a Labradoodle and a pair of ducklings has been melting hearts. Animal-lover Cassidy from Houston, Texas, bought her unusual prairie dog pals... read more »
I love cat feets, don’t you? I love their adorable tiny toe beans and the little tufts of fur that poke out between each toe. Unfortunately for me, most cats aren’t a big fan of having... read more »
Melissa the Scottish fold cat belongs to Alina Esther, who also happens to be a photographer. This means that the internet gets to enjoy lots of photos of adorable Melissa, who spends... read more »
Real-Life Mermaid Melissa in Florida, U.S. is known for travelling across the oceans entertaining at live mermaid events, mermaid shows, and underwater mermaid sightings to raise awareness... read more »
This is the adorable moment a tiny harvest mouse managed to climb its way up a dandelion stem before playing with the flower head. Martin Snelson, 33, captured the 55mm long rodent as it... read more »

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Have you ever seen a rabbit with pigtails? Well, meet Wally. This English Angora rabbit is so hot right now on Instagram, he has over 108,000 followers keeping track of his every hop... read more »

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Dogs know about the tricks for asking forgiveness from their owners! That's right, pretending to be innocent when they were caught at "crime scene". These photos are from... read more »
These charming images capture the moment a free diver came up close and personal with a shoal of friendly sea lion pups. Described by photographer Joost van Uffelen as 'attention... read more »
If you're caught unprepared when the heavens open, it’s often a good idea to run for cover. But this pair of quick-thinking frogs came up with a novel way of staying dry in showers by... read more »
Recently, a gorilla in Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens of Nagoya, Japan has gained the fame “the Coolest Gorilla of All Time” on internet. This gorilla is called Jyabani, male,... read more »
Remarkable pictures have emerged showing a cowardly lion fleeing a herd of angry buffalo - by scrambling up a tree. Despite retreating to the unusual safety zone the danger wasn't quite... read more »
Dog kisses its new best friend this baby deer. The cute canine returned from its walk with a baby deer who had followed the dog and its owner for almost half an hour. For the whole... read more »
With the "Poacher to Protector" Initiative the Maio Biodiversity Foundation (FMB) plan to give sea turtle poachers an opportunity for change, by training and employing them as sea... read more »
A puppy room to "aid relaxation and calmness" is being offered to stressed students at the University of Bristol. Several hundred have signed up and organisers say they are hoping "the... read more »
Merlin, a rescue kitty from Torquay, Devon (UK) now has plenty to make a noise about after being confirmed as having the world record for Loudest purr by a domestic cat. Merlin, aged... read more »
Fun loving zookeepers have jumped at the chance to mimic the animals they care for in a series of hilarious photos. Zookeepers from Peel Zoo, in Western Australia, have embraced the... read more »
These captivating images show a polar bear cub exploring the outside world for the very first time. After spending three months with its mother in a den that she had dug out of the snow,... read more »
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries,... read more »
A German tourist has captured some of the greatest animal selfies of all time after a zebra cosied up to him at a safari park in Germany. Malte Woestefeld snapped the hilarious photos... read more »
It wouldn’t make much of a breakfast, but this tiny egg could give a schoolgirl and her pet hens a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Shannon Hayes, 12, believes one of them has... read more »
George is an 8-month-old munchkin and exotic shorthair cat who lives in Austin, and, as he says on his Instagram account, he likes to stand on two legs. He rose to Internet fame this... read more »
Ok… there’s art… and then there’s this. You don’t get more bizarre than creative dog grooming. These fluffy (and hopefully clueless) mutts have been dyed to look like... read more »
They may be known as masters of disguise, but this little owl couldn't conceal his jealousy as he desperately tried to interrupt a brotherly cuddle between his two siblings. As his two... read more »
Round of a-paws, please... A cat seems to revel in the performance as it juggles a mouse on a rooftop. It looks like a real life game of Tom and Jerry, only this time the cat sadly won... read more »
A baby penguin is seen in an office in Melbourne Zoo, Australia. The baby penguin is named Wing by staff of the Melbourne Zoo where she was raised up. In March, a DNA test of feathers... read more »

Zoos Victoria includes Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo. For your interest, here is its website.

Now that's a bear hug! The adorable moment a mother bear races up to her cub to give it a loving embrace was captured in an incredible series of images, taken by Canadian nature... read more »
Are you able to identify the following tricks in nature? These camouflage masters have magical powers: either hide in places like floating leaves of water lilies, or integrate themselves... read more »
In 2010 after working in Finance for nearly 5 years Matt Hein quit his job and headed off to follow his dreams. After living and working in the French Alps he moved to Oslo, Norway where... read more »
An extremely rare teddy-bear lookalike mammal has been spotted in China for the first time in 20 years. The tiny Ili Pika, an eight-inch long rabbit-relative, is one of the world's most... read more »
With their adorable big round eyes and fluffy white fur, these baby seals are cute enough to melt any heart. The harp seals, aged between two and 10-days-old, roll around in the snow and... read more »
Albert lives with his Mom Christine Look in LA. She says that her Munchkin was the runt of his litter, thus earning him the nickname "Baby Cat". She became determined to make him... read more »
On March 19, in the sky of Qingdao, China, a pair of magpies staged war against an intruding osprey eagle. After intense fight, the invader was defeated and driven out of the magpies’... read more »
When the Bloom clan of Newport, New South Wales in Australia, took an abandoned magpie chick under their wing more than a year ago, they never expected it would stick around to become a... read more »
Japanese photographer Kenta Igarashi (五十嵐健太) loves cats and has taken numerous photos on them. Here is a series on "flying cats" that become popular on internet in China... read more »
From huddling together to watch a beautiful sunset to enjoying a burger at McDonald's to celebrate their birthdays, these are the inseparable sheepdog sisters whose owner documents... read more »
Cats have their own apps. It's only fair that dogs get their own high-tech luxury doghouse from the same people who brought us the Galaxy S6 and a whole host of fancy smart TVs. As part of... read more »
An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans... read more »
International Polar Bear Day is a holiday celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear populations. The holiday... read more »
Gluta was a street dog with some illness and no one took care of her. Her Owner is a student in Thailand who lives nearby so he adopted her and gave her a medical treatment, love, care and... read more »
The Fukuro no Mise owl cafe was open as usual Saturday in Tokyo. Fukuro no Mise, loosely translated as "Shop of Owls," is extremely popular among locals, with queues outside the cafe... read more »
The Valais Blacknose, German: Walliser Schwarznasenschaf, is a breed of domestic sheep originating in the Valais region of Switzerland. It is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and... read more »

For your interest, here is the information on Valais region of Switzerland.

The Japanese are well-know for their mastery of the cute and cuddly and have done it again with this village-turned-fox-haven! Foxes are in many Japanese folklore and are portrayed to be... read more »
Known for their remarkable feats of strength, this tiny ant has proven it's no weakling by effortlessly picking up a caterpillar using its jaws. The determined weaver ant bumped into... read more »
One trio of amphibians were more than happy to pose for the camera - with one grinning widely for its close up. But a fellow frog didn't look too happy when a butterfly disturbed his... read more »
In the mountainous region of Persia a little bear became an orphan after the death of his mother at the hands of hunters and he was rescued by a group of Polish soldiers who... read more »
The Jurong Bird Park, Singapore' s first wildlife park and Asia's largest bird park, opened its new 2,600 square-metre "Wings of Asia" aviary on Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2015), which houses a... read more »
It was a dying request of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill that there should always be a marmalade cat called Jock living a 'comfortable' life at his former home. But yesterday... read more »
Tibetan Herdsman Herbu has a mighty 3 year-old Tibetan Mastiff Sunkee, who once saved his son's life and became part of his family. Someone wants to buy Sunkee with tons of money. Herbu... read more »

For more information on Tibetan Mastiff and caterpillar fungus, please visit Link 1 and Link 2.

When photographer Stuart Holroyd moved to Cyprus in March 2014, he heard about a woman named Kayte Wilson-Smith who runs a small rescue center for stray, abused, and/or abandoned dogs... read more »
The gadget Tsunagaru Col ("Tsunagaru" means connection) for animals tracks information about pets, such as the location and other animals the pet might be interacting with, with the... read more »
Masha, a long-haired tabby cat, saved the life of a baby abandoned in the streets of Russia — after she climbed into the box he was discarded in and kept him warm, health officials... read more »
The Jamala Wildlife Lodge in Canberra, Australia is offering guests the chance to bathe next to bears, feed giraffes from their balcony and have dinner next to a family of lions. While... read more »
Two nine foot-tall polar bears raise their giant paws, bite and wrestle in the snow on a beautiful winter's day by Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, in brilliant new photographs by Joyce... read more »
When it comes to 'dancing' these giraffes are definitely head and shoulders above the rest. The beautiful creatures appeared to be performing an elegant routine as they crossed their... read more »
An Australian photographer has captured incredible close-up images of penguins leaping out of the freezing ocean. The colony of penguins was jumping for joy on leaving the water to warm up... read more »
Which pets rose to power in 2014? After examining the numbers of Facebook likes, Twitter followers, Instagram followers and Youtube subscribers, British newspaper Mirror came up with a... read more »
Forest bird populations on Kauai, Hawaii are in decline, and rats are a primary culprit, eating eggs, young, and even adults; and competing with birds for food. Traditional methods of... read more »
Raggle the rescue dog features on her owner Peter Thorpe's Christmas cards in various festive-themed guises. She has been a turkey roast, a Nativity scene donkey, Ebenezer Scrooge, a... read more »
A coffee shop themed with kitties and books opens in Nanjing, China, Dec. 17, 2014. There are 20 different cats in the store including garfield, siamese cat, shorthair. Many people come... read more »
On Dec. 12, the last of three giant panda triplets joined its mother on Tuesday, marking the first complete family reunion after the birth of the triplets at a zoo in China on July 29... read more »
Recently, Twitter users in Japan began uploading photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. Bless them for that! In Japanese, the meme is called "cat montage" (猫モンタージュ or neko... read more »
Wild golden monkeys are seen on the Qinling Mountains in Ningshan County, northwest China's Shaanxi province, Dec 4, 2014. The number of wild golden monkeys at the Qinling Mountains has... read more »
A pet dog that has charmed customers at a tobacco stand in a western Tokyo neighborhood for years now has fans across the globe and a role in a fire-prevention campaign. When... read more »
In the African jungle, conservationist Damian Aspinall, along with his daughter Tansy Aspinall, searches for Djalta and Bimms, two western lowland gorillas born at Howletts Wild Animal... read more »
A three-year-old panda was found seriously injured earlier on Monday (Nov. 17th, 2014) at Tangjiahe National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province in what appeared to be an attack by... read more »

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