One farmer paid tribute to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by creating his own 'Olympic competition' - a piglet triathlon. The two-month-old little swines competed in a triathlon where they dived and raced across a specially-made obstacle course ...
The annual dog swim at Saltdean Lido in Brighton marks the end of the season at the Art Deco venue. The lido invited dogs - and their owners - for the second Dog Swim Day before it closes its doors for the year.
Zoos around the world have celebrated International Red Panda Day. The species have suffered an estimated 40% decline in numbers over the last 50 years, with habitat loss, trapping and poaching to blame.
A stray iguana has been rescued from the top of a cherry tree hanging over a canal in Lancaster. The RSPCA captured the moment of the rescue of the pet on camera.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia has given six cheetah cubs a clean bill of health in their first check since they were born on June 6.
A father-of-three in need of a double transplant died on Christmas Eve. But when the mum had to break the news to the kids she could also reveal to them that their dad's liver had saved another life.
The new female cub, yet unnamed, was born on June 6. Because the youngster is still getting used to her new surroundings, staff are allowing her plenty of time to become comfortable before her introduction to visitors.
A French bulldog-themed cafe opened up for one day only in London. The cafe let in French bulldogs for free and served up special treats for them such as pupcakes, dognuts, paw-ty rings, pawbons and puppuccinos while their owners enjoyed brunch an...
Jessie the snow leopard is surprised by new CCTV cameras at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.
Matej Navara and Anastasiia Golovina met on Friday 13th, and have been turning the superstitious date into the luckiest in their calendars ever since - including one very special a skydiving trip.
Sedgwick County Zoo welcomes a baby orangutan despite mother Daisy having complications during her labour. Keepers at the zoo will now take care of the baby while Daisy recovers.
A litter of binturong cubs have taken their first steps outside at Edinburgh Zoo.
The first sun bear born in the UK emerges from its den at Chester Zoo.
Philippe Gillet has turned his remarkable French home in the village of Coueron into a real life zoo with over 400 reptiles including two alligators, snakes and spiders.
Spanish police shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth up to 10,000 euros each, according to the European law enforcement agency. Around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs were seized from t...
Kevin Lane spots a seal in the waters at Lee Fields in Cork, Ireland.
A successful businessman has been awarded a Guinness World Records title for his staggering GBP250,000 collection of Sylvanian Families toys.
Taunted over her size 24 figure, a woman whose relationship with food became TOXIC, told how she lost nine stone to look like her idol, Britney Spears - and now works as a tribute act to the star.
Instead of Here Comes The Bride, a former beautician was serenaded by Norse throat singers as she married her carpenter groom in the first genuinely Viking wedding in nearly 1,000 years.
Paul Scholes came out of retirement for one game at Royton Town on Saturday, September 1, after the club found themselves short of players.
Yang Yang, a female panda at Vienna's Tiergarten Schonbrunn zoo, is painting 100 mini-masterpieces which will are being sold as part of an effort to raise funds for a book.
A science experiment at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas, during a Harry Potter-themed event, didn't go as planned.
Resident Pacific harbour seal Kaya chases a butterfly along a glass window at Oregon Zoo.
A size 20 champion pole dancer, who's won countless national and international competitions, has told how she only took up the sport after being made to feel unwelcome at her local gym.
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was temporarily plunged into darkness after the floodlights failed.
A 4ft 5in gym fanatic who can lift four times his own weight has dubbed himself 'the fittest dwarf on Earth'.
Chester Zoo has released a video of the UK's first baby sun bear cuddling with his mum.
The sister of a promising student who died suddenly in her sleep from epilepsy has told how her heartbroken family are planning to raise GBP100,000 for research and awareness by travelling from London to Istanbul in an Indian tuk tuk.
Fourteen-year-old Jacob Chambers has solved a Rubik's Cube in 13.2 seconds while on board the Alton Towers Wicker Man ride.
A man had to be dragged from the mud in the United States with his pet parrot perched on his shoulder.
A pink seagull has been spotted walking along one of the main streets in Barnstaple.
A self-confessed picky eater, plagued by food intolerances, has become a fully-fledged gastronome after she began cooking with bugs.
A size 24 pole dancer who starved herself for days at a time in a desperate bid to be thin has finally embraced her curves - hitting back at online trolls who've dubbed her a "pig."
A former world class athlete, who competed in the Olympics twice, is still performing gravity-defying gymnastic routines at the grand old age of 84.
14-year-old gymnast Emma Neagu opted for a rotationplasty - where her foot was amputate and rotated to become a new knee joint - instead of limb salvage surgery, after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma cancer.
In clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers, at least 86 people have been killed. Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, announced a curfew.
Some of her wedding guests thought she was barking, but when a dog groomer tied-the-knot, she pimped her pooch - dying her fuchsia pink to match her bridesmaids' frocks.
According to US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the United States is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council.
Two women arranged a wedding for their dogs after meeting online through their pets' pages.
German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said. Prosecutors are not ruling out a possible terror motive.
Guatemala's disaster agency issued evacuation orders for communities near new flows of volcanic material that sent up a great column of smoke. The new evacuation order set off a panic even in areas that were not under it.
Protests against a planned tax increase continued in Jordan. Despite the resignation of prime minister Hani Mulki, thousands have taken to the streets in the largest anti-government protests in several years.
A volcano southwest of Guatemala's capital has erupted for the second time this year on Sunday, spewing ash nearly six kilometers (four miles) into the sky.
A stranded sheep spent at least four days on a jagged cliff face after falling around 250 feet, a boat crew said.
A breast cancer survivor, who felt 'disfigured' after a heart attack made reconstructive surgery impossible, revealed how an intricate tattoo to cover her double mastectomy scars has made her feel like a woman again.
Live crabs were found riding the subway in Toronto, after a man placed them on three empty seats. A woman reportedly came by and smacked them off, according to another passenger, Kristine Hughes, who saw the incident take place.
An adorable toddler with Down's Syndrome, who went viral with a touching carpool karaoke video, is now set to become a model.
A high-flying professional, who thought her shaky hand was a side effect of IVF drugs, was horrified to be diagnosed with Parkinson's - just as her mum was succumbing to the final stages of the disease.