UK Animals

Clever Squirrel Goes Water-Skiing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Have you ever seen anything so majestic? This little squirrel was the hit of the X Games when he started doing some laps and showing off his water-ski...

Clever Dog Shows His 'Mean Face' On Demand

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Most people teach their dogs to shake hands or roll over, but this cute rottweiler can show his angry face on demand, and it's a little bit terrifying...

Incredible Photos Of Crow Riding An Eagle... Because Why Wouldn't You Ride An Eagle?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

We didn't think that anything could top the weasel riding on woodpecker, the baby monkey riding on a pig, or the raccoon riding on an alligator. We we...

Animals Getting Scared And Confused By Their Own Reflections

HooplaHa | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Animals are lovable already, but they become irresistible when you put them in front of a mirror. Check out this video to see the confusion of these a...

Why We Need to Start Taking Animal Rights Seriously

Esther Hayden | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Esther Hayden

Social media is being overrun with petitions and protests against the Yulin dog meat festival in south-west China. It is impossible to avoid the sickening pictures of animals being burnt or skinned alive. But why should we care about animals when there are so many atrocities happening around the world?

Is Your Dog Demented or Your Cat Senile?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mia Rozenbaum

Is your pet becoming disoriented, forgetting which doors leads to the garden, getting his old tricks wrong, sleeping at weird hours or soiling the house? Well he might be senile.

12 Real-Life Creatures That Are Way More Terrifying Than Anything In Jurassic World

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech

You know that feeling you get like something is crawling up your back? You're about to get it. These terrifying creatures make Jurassic World look ...

This Video Proves Dogs Truly Are Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Comedy

As if we needed more proof that dogs are amazing, here's a few examples of how wonderful they can be. These pups have been taught to fetch beer for th...

No One Can Figure Out How This Cat Got From Australia To Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

A cat has travelled from Australia to Northern Ireland - via London - but no one can figure out how. Ozzie the ginger cat was found wandering aroun...

Why Our Pets Deserve More In The End

Marie Carter | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Until the last decade or so, our pets on slipping this mortal coil would be interred either at the bottom of the garden - dog and goldfish lying paw to fin - or in rather less dignified ways. It's only relatively recently that pet crematoria have sprung up and other ways of remembering our pets have emerged.

This Footage Of Elephants Happily Swaying To Classical Music Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Musically-inclined elephants are swinging their trunks to the sound of violins in Belgium. Keepers at Pairi Daiza Zoo are preparing for a series of...

There Are Some Rather Unusual Sights To Be Seen In This Flooded City

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK

A huge flood in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi has devastated the city - and left some rather unusual survivors wandering around its streets. Lion...

Why Dogs Are Man's Best Friend, According To Science

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech

Dogs are truly man's best friend according to a team of scientists from Japan. Researchers from Kyoto University based their conclusions on a small...

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...

This Fashion-Forward Goat Looks Better Than You On Public Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Style

Not sure if you can pull off the 90s throwback bucket hat trend? Just take some style tips from this Australian goat, of course. An actual real lif...

There Is A Horrifying Dark Side To Those Adorable Slow Loris Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Those videos of people tickling their pet slow lorises are ADORABLE right? You might not think so for much longer. A UK charity is now campaigni...

Does My Dog Need Supplements?

Kristina Johansen | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

A lot of people are persuaded by clever and attractive advertising and marketing to spend money on supposed 'health' products for their pets. The Internet is full of products that promise cures or improvements to your pet's condition - but are they really necessary? And are they indeed safe?

Wasn't I Born to be Loved?

Sharon Bull | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Surely, the time has to come when animals being used in laboratories is written off into the history books and looked down upon as the antiquated and callous practise that it is.

Dog Rescued From Capsized Boat By Lifeguards, World Rejoices

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

A picture has emerged of the moment a dog was delivered safely to shore by lifeguards, shortly after his owner's dinghy capsized dramatically. Resc...

This Horse Knows Exactly How To Handle Being Sung 'Happy Birthday'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We're all partial to a little cake on our birthdays - and this horse is no exception. JD, from Ithilien Stables near New York, was clearly thrilled...

CONFIRMED: An Ugly Giant Snapping Turtle Makes A Rubbish Office Pet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Think the mice in your office are bad? Imagine having a huge ugly reptile like this crawling around all the time. As if anybody needed to try it ou...

Chris Packham's Latest Idea Might Have You Thinking Twice About That Countryside Walk

PA | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

TV presenter Chris Packham has called for wolves to be reintroduced back into the British countryside. The Springwatch host, 54, said that humans h...

This Parrot Laughs Like An Evil Supervillain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Comedy

There are few things more terrifying in the world than a parrot who knows how to open doors, and uses that skill to sneak up on you and laugh maniacal...

A Rabbit's for the House, Not Just the Garden

Ben Moore | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

I think it's fair to say that the contents of the room are as much about the rabbits as they are about my wife and I. Even when we had outdoor space they lived indoors with us. That's not because we want them there (although we do) but because that is where they should be.

Letter From an English Pet Dog

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Ashby

Dear Dogs-of-the-World, I live in England, and it is my theory that the English are (excuse the pun) dog-gone mad! Here are some things I have noticed when I have been out and about....