UK Animals

Weasel Flies Off On Woodpecker's Back For Amazing Adventure*

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Off they go! Hurtling through an Essex country park, this duo look to be on the cusp of a riotous adventure together. It could be a scene straight...

Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

Unearthing Giants: What Discoveries Are Still Awaiting Us?

Frontier | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Will any animals to evolve so large again, or has the earth's atmosphere moved beyond such possibilities?

Meet Gluta, The Happiest Dog In The World Who Overcame Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Gluta. She's the happiest dog you will ever see in your life. Ever. A photo posted by The happiest dog in the world (@glutadog) on Nov 13...

Is the Dog Your Archetypal Symbol?

Anna Roth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

They are an extension of ourselves that we give our love to. They are our friends, our children; their companionship provides us with a greater sense of vitality and represents our character. We adopt them because they need our care, and because we recognize their good intentions.

Couple Give Their Dying Dog A Day Out To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When photographer Zhenia Bulawka realised her dog Dukes was in the final stages of cancer, she wanted to do something special for him. The 11-year-...

Animals Acting Suspiciously Like Humans

Frontier | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Frontier

We've all heard dogs cry or seen monkeys smile and laugh, but there are some skills we thought no other animals had... most of the time, we were wrong. From tools to fire, from clothes to food seasoning, here are some animals which display "human" characteristics.

Dogs Can Tell When You're Lying To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs may be man's best friend, but only when we're telling them the truth. According to new research, our canine pals can tell when a person is lyi...

£20,000 Raised For Dog Who Tried To Save Owner From A Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are capable of great acts of heroism when their owners are in danger, and Carmen demonstrated true doggy heroism. When a fire ripped through ...

Japanese Zoo Rehearses Escaped Animal Drill... With A Bloke In A Onesie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Comedy

A Japanese zoo has continued its tradition of going over-the-top on staff training days. Tama Zoo in Tokyo often make the headlines with their uniq...

Animal Lover Travels 745 Miles To Rescue Puppy With No Legs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the ultimate act of compassion, a man has travelled 745 miles to adopt a disabled puppy. Animal lover, Gustavo De Rosa, made the long journey f...

Yes, That's A Cat In Zero Gravity

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

What happens to cats in Zero Gravity? This: (That’s archive footage from 1947 by the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories in the US. Mo...

This Dog's Bark Sounds Exactly Like It's Saying 'Hello'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy

This video went viral last year, but we just thought we'd bring it up again because it's a Monday, and Mondays are hard....

For Fox Sake, Enforce the Hunting Act

Victoria Martindale | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

It was a battle hard fought but hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was eventually banned in England and Wales in 2004. This is a fantastic achievement. However, what a lot of people perhaps don't realise is that despite this ban, hunting continues more than ever before. We may have won the battle, but the war is far from over.

A Visitor's Perspective on Tourism and Animal Welfare in Myanmar

Georgina Allen | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

Often innocently visited by tourists because they love animals, few know the often real brutality that can goes on breaking in and managing elephants (meant for the tourist industry) so that they can be ridden or handled, a concerning issue documented in other S-E Asian countries.

Abandoned Dogs So Badly Abused They're Unrecognisable

Solent News & Photo Agency | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A shocking set of photographs show two dogs with mangled coats dumped on a roadside - unable to see or stand properly. The harrowing pictures show ...

This Dying Dog's Bucket List Is Unbelievably Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Lauren Fern Watt found out that her English Mastiff, Gizelle, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she was absolutely devastated. Watt's ...

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Here we have selected 7 of nature's best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

Meet Roo, The Dog Who Thinks She's A Kangaroo

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Roo is a five-month-old puppy who was born with three legs and tragically lost another shortly after birth. At 16 weeks, the Collie-Whippet cross w...

Dogs Pictured Before & After Adoption Will Melt Your Heart

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

They say dogs are a man’s best friend – and these pictures prove the adage perfectly. Featuring striking images of hounds before and after adop...

Dazed Elephant Starts Humping Cars In Bizarre Rampage

The Huffington Post UK/ITN | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A wild elephant in Thailand has been caught on camera as it rammed a car in Khao Yai National Park near the capital, Bangkok. No injuries were repo...

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

Cats Love Boobs. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

This delightful mash-up video is indisputable proof that cats are all perverts. Tiny, hairy, adorable perverts....

See The World Like A Horse With This Insane Gadget

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals. The curiously shaped...

Let's Weigh in on the Cruelty in Zoos

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Zoos are based on the menageries of old and harken back to a time when Europeans used to pillage other continents and steal their treasures. Zookeepers today must recognise that their business model is dying and stop pretending that zoos make meaningful contributions to conservation.