Robert Irwin shares video of close call with croc during ‘intense’ feed

Robert Irwin shares video of close call with croc during ‘intense’ feed

Irwin is extra cautious as he moves around since he knows that the croc is a bit of a wild card.“Casper has such a wild behavior and since Dad first got Casper, he’s had that instinct,” he says, referring to his late father, Steve Irwin, who died in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray.

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

The inner lives of cats: what our feline friends really think about hugs, happiness and humans

“They have been stigmatised as evil because they are thought to be amoral,” says the philosopher and writer John Gray, author of Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life .“Cats are a window outside the human world,” says Gray, “They are themselves, and they stay themselves.

John Gray: 'What can we learn from cats? Don't live in an imagined future'

John Gray: 'What can we learn from cats? Don't live in an imagined future'

Readers of Gray will recognise this book as a postscript or coda to Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , the 2002 bestseller in which he elegantly dismantled the history of western philosophy – with its illusory faith in our species living somehow “above” evolving life and outside the constraints of nature.

Zoo removes potty-mouthed parrots for cursing at visitors

Zoo removes potty-mouthed parrots for cursing at visitors

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park said they moved the five African gray parrots into aviaries away from public view after the nonstop profanity ruffled some feathers.

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet).Archer (left), the Chow Chow, and Andy (right), from Sheffield (Picture: The Kennel Club) Do you have a doppleganger pet?

How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

How to train your dog to cope with fireworks

Dog trainer Jay Gray has shared some pearls of wisdom ahead of Bonfire Night (Picture: Jay Gray/iStockphoto)Bonfire Night can be an absolutely hellish occasion for pets across the country who are petrified of loud bangs from fireworks.

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Cat-inet reshuffles: the long history of felines in politics

Evie the cat has moved up in the the Cabinet Office to be the new face of the Equalities Unit. The corridors of Whitehall might hold nothing more menacing for Evie than a large mouse or Chris Grayling, but in the time of the Pharoahs, cats could be relied upon to protect their humans from poisonous serpents.