Fortnightly Stories

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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...
This might sound funny to you but once we owned a kangaroo. it was about 7.00 pm when we ordered a pizza from the pizza restaurant. As we sat downstairs waiting for the pizza man, we started talking about kangaroos for some reason. Soon we heard a...
Here is a delightful true story that was submitted to the Smarter than Jack website. We hope you enjoy it! The white pigeon It was the second day of the Gadhimai festival - the day of the massacre. There’s a small temple in the vicinity of...