WATCH: Deer spotted on the run in Maltese street

A deer has been spotted running free along one of Malta’s busiest streets. The animal was filmed trotting past cars on Burmarrad Road in St Paul’s Bay on Sunday night. Motorists said it had escaped from a field next to BirdPark Malta. The wildlife park near Salina Bay is home to hundreds of species of […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

Firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

Fire crews, police and vets have joined forces to rescue a squirrel which was stuck in a manhole cover The fire brigade in the German city of Dortmund said they responded to a call about the rodent in peril on a street next to a park. When they arrived, they spotted the tufted-eared squirrel’s head […]

Dogs evolved ‘sad puppy eyes’ to appeal to humans

Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ expression in order to help endear them to humans, a study has found. Scientists compared the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves. Their findings suggest the facial structure of dogs changed over thousands of years specifically to enable them to communicate with humans. A University of Portsmouth spokesman […]

Wildlife photographer of the year winner is announced

The winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been announced. It was a photo of two adult male lions, thought to be brothers, nuzzling together which earned the winner the title. David Lloyd took the photo as the animals greeted each other by rubbing faces for about 30 seconds. He said: ‘I’m so pleased […]

WATCH: Adorable tiger cubs born at Dublin Zoo

A competition has been launched to find names for two rare baby tigers born at a zoo. The Amur tiger cubs will be unveiled to visitors at Dublin Zoo in Ireland this weekend. The species is endangered with only 500 or so believed to be living in the wild. The female cubs were born in […]

Real estate agency saves Maltese pets in need

Maltese businesses are well-known for their generosity by helping charities and good causes at home and abroad. Some donate clothes, food, books or even manpower to help those in need. But one Maltese company has started doing something extra special –  helping our four-legged friends. Real estate firm Ben Estates has pledged to make a […]

Malta’s most adorable puppies need loving homes

Malta’s most adorable puppies will soon be searching for loving homes. The five little dogs are to be offered for adoption after being found abandoned in a cardboard box. The pups were spotted by a walker on Sunday morning after they were dumped in the Maltese countryside. They were taken to the animal rescue hospital […]