Terminally ill dog ticks ‘riding in a police car’ off bucket list

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/17171556/931f068d-81bf-44f9-a821-028ea978899e.jpgWhen Mushu was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her owners decided they needed to do something to help make the dog’s final moments special. So Josh and Kerry Boyd, from Queensland, Australia, wrote a bucket list for their ailing 11-year-old best friend. The latest thing they’ve ticked off is a ride in a police car –…

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Cheetahs at Oregon Zoo show off their speed chasing balls thrown from a catapult

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/17093002/8c9c96c7-388c-4cfe-9e10-3957ce9afb40.jpgA custom-built catapult is offering cheetahs at Oregon Zoo a chance to reach incredible speeds in their enclosure when chasing balls for play. The 8ft (2.4m) wooden “cheetahpult” was created for the big cats by keepers when they realised that conventional ball-launchers fell too short for the fast and powerful animals to play with. The…

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Watch this baby sun bear enjoying hugs from their mum

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/16200902/a0d72065-ce9a-4dad-8449-b0f85ee83c8c.jpgThe UK’s first sun bear cub was born at Chester Zoo in June and fans have been tracking the adorable little one’s progress on social media. The latest video shows the cub, who has yet to be named, enjoying hugs with their mum Milli in their indoor habitat. 🐻 CUB CAM 🐻Just a mama bear…

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Wallaby spotted near supermarket after escaping from zoo

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/7663282535bae2e89602830afbc47738Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTM0NTA0NDM5/2.1419224.jpgOfficers are searching for an escaped wallaby after it was spotted near a Sainsbury’s in Wolverhampton. Staffordshire Police said they received a call from a member of the public who saw the animal on Bridgnorth Road, Wombourne, at around 9.20pm on Wednesday. The wallaby is believed to have escaped from Wild Zoological Park in Bobbington,…

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Watch a bear escape from a car with a little help from police

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/16113553/6f4d101f-f497-4be8-aa2d-b04b781be78f.pngA bear which was trapped in a car was freed by cops who had to shoot out the vehicle’s rear window. As the glass shattered, the bear was able to scramble from the seat through the newly-made exit and run into the woods. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, in Sacramento, California, responded to a…

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This tennis ball memorial to a beloved dog is bringing joy to other pooches

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/16100134/6c673883-b152-49a7-8232-af15298c7889.jpgDozens of dogs in Glasgow are enjoying free tennis balls and rope toys thanks to a wonderful act of kindness from a family whose dog died. Jennifer McKnight, 37, husband Rory and three-year-old son Xander lost their Staffordshire bull terrier-border collie cross, named Loki, on July 11. Loki had been suffering from canine lymphoma since December and…

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Pollen allergy test for Victor the polar bear

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/da0355df23bc2012c34644b93134502bY29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTM0NDkwMzg3/2.38043884.jpgIt is not just hay fever sufferers who have struggled with pollen this summer – two of the polar bears at Yorkshire Wildlife Park have been caused major discomfort too. A team of three vets, a nurse, three dermatologists and five more park staff were on hand when 97.6 stone (620kg) Victor needed to be…

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A flock of fluffy Caribbean flamingo chicks has hatched at Chester Zoo

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/15175252/d28c7303-fef1-4324-ad32-290a16e5de55.jpgA fluffy new flock of 21 Caribbean flamingo chicks has hatched at Chester Zoo. The chicks began to break out of their shells in late June, bringing the zoo’s total number of Caribbean flamingos up to 120. All 21 youngsters are being hand-fed by zookeepers four times a day, and will receive this special attention…

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Dog overlooked by 3,000 people seeks forever home

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/15133934/26a59af0-751c-4fd3-80d3-2c3c7ac75763.jpgA dog which has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners is the subject of a national RSPCA appeal to find him a forever home. Blue the lurcher was taken into the animal charity’s care in May 2017 when his owners could no longer care for him. The four-year-old came close to a forever…

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Watch firefighters rescue a puppy from a burning building

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/08/14142347/716a5a61-2b15-4cb5-a04f-46a9beb8ee28.pngFirefighters are being commended for rescuing a dog from a burning apartment in Cordoba, Spain. In body-cam footage shared to Facebook, firefighters can be seen opening the door to the flat as flames lick up the walls. Foam is shot at the blaze, appearing to calm it, and minutes later a dog is found among…

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