Animals

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Taylor Swift’s cats have condition that causes constant pain, say experts
Animal welfare experts urge fans not to buy Scottish folds as mutation can lead to abnormal bone growth

Esther Addley

24, May, 2024 @1:58 PM

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Country diary: The unlikely kinship between swallows and donkeys | Claire Stares
Hayling Island, Hampshire: The local sanctuary is an ideal place to live for a returning hirundine with mouths to feed

Claire Stares

24, May, 2024 @4:30 AM

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Penguins in peril: why two bird charities are taking South Africa’s environment minister to court
Conservationists say Barbara Creecy has failed to implement vital changes to stop fishing around colonies amid fears African penguins could be extinct by 2035

Nick Dall in Betty's Bay

23, May, 2024 @8:00 AM

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The truth about Asian hornets: how terrified should humans and honeybees actually be?
Ever since this ‘killer’ species arrived in the UK in 2016, there have been horror stories about it – and they have picked up pace in recent months. So are these hornets nasty predators or just misunderstood?

Patrick Barkham

23, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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‘Horrifying. Gross’: mosquitoes bug Houston after recent storms
Humid climate makes Texas city attractive to the insects, but with rainfall and major flooding, residents are forced indoors

Erum Salam

22, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Country diary: Gripped by the fledging of baby great tits | Kate Bradbury
Hove, East Sussex: The parents have been busy in my garden – and today’s the day the chicks finally leave the box

Kate Bradbury

22, May, 2024 @4:30 AM

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‘P-22’s spirit’: new mountain lion seen in LA over a year after celebrity cougar’s death
Animal spotted in Griffith Park, where ‘Brad Pitt of mountain lions’ P-22 lived, bringing excitement at possibility of a new cat in area

Katharine Gammon

21, May, 2024 @5:49 PM

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Four hundred XL bullies put down in England and Wales since dog banned
Figures come as neighbour of London woman killed by her animals say they warned the dogs were dangerous

Jessica Murray and agencies

21, May, 2024 @4:17 PM

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Dozens of cormorants shot by Tasmanian salmon farm operator
Tassal staff legally killed 53 of the native birds with permission from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Bob Burton in Hobart

21, May, 2024 @5:07 AM

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More valuable than gold: New Zealand feather becomes most expensive in the world
The well-preserved huia bird feather was expected to fetch up to NZD$3,000 but ended up selling for more than NZD$46,000

Eva Corlett in Wellington

21, May, 2024 @4:47 AM

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Migratory freshwater fish populations ‘down by more than 80% since 1970’
‘Catastrophic’ global decline due to dams, mining, diverting water and pollution threatens humans and ecosystems, study warns

Phoebe Weston

21, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Woman killed by her two XL bully dogs at home in east London
Victim, who was in her 50s, pronounced dead at scene in Hornchurch and the animals seized

Charlie Moloney

20, May, 2024 @9:30 PM

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