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Brave kitten takes a leap of faith This is the adorable moment two primary school students used an upturned umbrella to save a kitten trapped on a canopy in southern China. One schoolboy climbed up onto a step holding the umbrella the right way up,...
The best of friends   These adorable retrievers are the best of friends and cannot stop cuddling and loving each other. Watson and Kiko have a heartwarming relationship with their owner Jennifer Medrano, who is Mexican, taking to Instagram to...
The happy stowaway A cat used up at least one of his nine lives when he incredibly survived a 270-mile journey sitting under the bonnet of his neighbour's car. Eight-year-old Mogul was curled up on the car's engine and even stayed put when the...
The swimming cow A cow which staged an escape while being taken to a slaughterhouse has been living alone on an island. When the slaughterhouse workers arrived to take away the cow, they were told it would be best to tranquilise the feisty bovine....
A kind adoption You might be forgiven for thinking this lioness is just playing with her food. But these remarkable photographs capture the powerful beast caring for a young springbok as if it were her own baby. For although the antelope species is...
  Fighting leopards   Common wisdom holds that there's nothing as vicious as a cat fight - and judging by these pictures, it may well be right. Two leopards were pictured throwing everything at each other as they brawled in mid-air...
Not impressed!   This is the moment a grumpy gorilla was captured on camera cradling his head in a sorrowful, human-like pose. Marcus Westburg, 34, photographed the creature's gloomy expression while visiting the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park...
  A living fossil Stunned scientists have found a species of shark which has been in existence since the age of the dinosaurs. Researchers from Portugal’s Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere found a rare frilled shark off the coast of...
 Freedom at last! Three bears are to live happily ever after in a new wildlife sanctuary created to make their suffering a distant memory. One of the tragic animals rescued from a life of misery is carrying the mental scars of being locked up...
The bear necessities of life It is hardly going out on a limb to say that this does not look like the most comfortable place for a nap. But this black bear slept like a log after climbing 100 feet up into the branches of a pine tree. Photographer...