The detector dogs that are wildlife's best friend

The detector dogs that are wildlife's best friend

Training includes river work as Max can now sniff out — and help protect — great crested newts [GCN] and water voles, after starting off his career by tracing birds and bats.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

The scientists are not sure why the killing was reduced by feeding the cats premium food in which all the proteins came from meat, but they said cats had specific dietary needs, including particular amino acids found in meat.

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after he paid $150 for a "full contact" experience that left him with gruesome injuries, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

The unnamed victim, from a hospital bed, told the department that she was "surprised to notice the deer following her and then shocked when it attacked, knocking her down and thrashing her with its antlers.".

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Millions of live wild animals are being legally imported into the UK from hot spots of emerging diseases , risking the spread of lethal viruses , researchers have discovered.

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

“The virus is in a pretty vast area, and we don’t have any tools to use to mitigate the spread or stop it once it’s out in free-ranging populations.”.

Ricky Gervais among stars urging Boris Johnson to help end exotic pet trade

Ricky Gervais among stars urging Boris Johnson to help end exotic pet trade

Sonul Badiani-Hamment, UK external affairs adviser at World Animal Protection, said that a global effort is needed to end the exotic pet trade.

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Researchers said owners of Australia’s 3.7m domestic cats needed to make sure their pets were indoors or contained to reduce their impact on native species.

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

Why the internet loves this photo of mice fighting each other

A photo of two mice squaring up for a brawl over a crumb in a London subway has earned photographer Sam Rowley the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year LUMIX People's Choice Award in a competition held by London's Natural History Museum.

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

'I couldn't prise its jaws open': the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

Ilene Dondlinger of California says she does not want the big cat killed, despite its fatal attack on her miniature schnauzer.Dondlinger said the big cat barely responded to her desperate efforts to save her dog.

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

Wildleaks: New Whistleblowing Website Aims to Cut Wildlife Crime

While some of the most egregious crimes against wildlife are committed abroad against elephants, rhinos, and tigers, the fact that animal products can fetch lucrative prices, often right here in the United States, contributes to the problem.

Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

A couple of animal and wildlife rescue groups that help treat injured turtles have a special donation request: They're asking for bra clasps, which can be used to repair damaged shells.

Heinous act! Wildlife rescuers save terrified leopard from 'jaws of death' poachers’ trap

Heinous act! Wildlife rescuers save terrified leopard from 'jaws of death' poachers’ trap

Leopard in long grass after being darted (Image: Wildlife SOS) "Jaw traps are lethal hunting devices which can cause severe lacerations, joint dislocations, fractures and even death in most cases.” It took several hours to complete the rescue operation but, after being sedated, the leopard was given a thorough examination and treatment, having fortunately escaped breaking its leg.

Incredible moment paralysed leopard cub WALKS again - WATCH

Incredible moment paralysed leopard cub WALKS again - WATCH

There was little hope for the seven month old cub when she was brought in for treatment at the Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Centre after being hit by a speeding vehicle trying to cross a busy road to catch up with her mother.

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

Don’t ban dogs from nature reserves | Letters

If he were to visit Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes nature reserve on the edge of Lowestoft, he would learn how – with its dog ambassador scheme – it has managed to turn conversation into conservation.

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

Furious animal lovers accuse Croydon cat killer police of trying to tarnish the reputation of foxes

The couple who first raised the alarm over the ‘Croydon cat killer’ have vowed to continue the search for a human culprit, and animal rights supporters have started a petition which demands the police reopen the investigation and tells officers: “Stop trying to turn foxes into evil creatures when they’re not.

Maniac targets family cat in sick blowdart attack

Maniac targets family cat in sick blowdart attack

Maniac targets family cat in sick blowdart attack A CHERISHED family cat has been targeted by a cruel animal abuser using home-made blowdarts.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb meet endangered wolves, snakes and more!

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb meet endangered wolves, snakes and more!

Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina joins the fourth hour with animals from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Endangered Wolf Center. Currently there are only 100 Mexican wolves remaining in the wild, and Scardina shares how the wolf center is working to grow those numbers.