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Meet Eggnog, the rare kiwi chick who hatched on Christmas Day

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/27090855/98e1db5b-c329-444f-ac08-a04417f84b19.jpgA rare rowi kiwi hatched on Christmas Day, earning the name Eggnog. Eggnog was born at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Joseph, on New Zealand’s South Island. According to the park, rowi are the rarest kiwi species in the world, with just 450 birds left alive in the wild, but this was the…

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Here are the RSPCA’s craziest animal rescues of 2017

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/27144700/db26dcd7-d208-4de3-9f8f-c35b9763f51b.jpgIt’s been a busy year for the animal charity, and officers across the country have launched a variety of odd, daring and cute rescues this year. The fox and the graveyard (RSPCA/PA) In June, a fox got herself trapped at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Leamington Spa. Her head had become wedged between two…

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This couple were in for a snappy Christmas Day stroll

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/27120721/4e9940b0-5380-4b34-a195-1d946aff8ff9.jpgA couple of walkers from Melbourne got a Christmas Day shock when they found a metre-long (3ft) crocodile in their front garden. The pair, who are from Heidelberg Heights, immediately called Victoria Police – who at first were highly sceptical and expected to see a large lizard. Instead officers found the crocodile sitting on the footpath of…

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This dog’s mouth got glued shut after he chewed on a leaflet

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/26091952/666f2c43-3a5c-46a9-9a26-14bacf799143.jpgPet owners are being advised to keep their dogs away from the mail after a Jack Russell glued his mouth shut by chewing on a leaflet. Oscar attempted to chow down on a flyer that had been posted through the letterbox while his owner was out of the house, only to find he could no…

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Fiona the hippo is celebrating her first Christmas the right way

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/22110135/b34914cf-4a3e-44c2-adfe-1c1cc91e30e1.jpgFiona the hippo won fans around the world when she was born prematurely in January this year. The Cincinnati Zoo resident’s first birthday is coming up, but before then is her first Christmas. And the evidence suggests she’s excited about it. The zoo got Fiona a giant box that she was clearly very intrigued by,…

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Watch two koalas show some UFC-appropriate fighting skills in the middle of an Australian road

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/22095109/603d827d-3f74-4a68-b051-ea5af9bdd534.jpgTwo koalas have been spotted wrestling in the road in southern Australia. The furry marsupials, usually thought of as cute and docile, held up traffic as they demonstrated some impressive grappling. Weirdly, it makes for a pretty thrilling watch. So whilst a lot of you are battling Xmas traffic have a look at what held…

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This dog is capable of Matrix-level stunts

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2017/12/21093637/ad6261ab-9133-40f0-aa2a-1944c3287d4f.jpgWhen The Matrix came out it had grown adults wishing they could be The One. Keanu Reeves just made it look so fun. Now, 18 years later, an Australian shepherd has achieved the dream. Callie holds the key to defeating our forthcoming robot overlords, if this video is anything to go by. want to see…

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