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Italians cheer on wild bear’s ‘Great Escape’

The bear climbs over a four-metre high and 7,000-volt electric fence to freedom.

‘Wonder of nature’: Serbia’s ultra-expensive donkey cheese

One kilo of Serbia's one-of-a-kind donkey cheese costs €1,000.

Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida saved 12 people's lives across her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog.

Rare wolf killed in Bangladesh after first appearance in decades

The grey wolf was last seen in Bangladesh in 1949, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Rare albino panda caught on camera in China

The panda is an albino between one to two years old, said Li Sheng, a researcher specialising in bears at Peking University.

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

Only one in 10 pigeons will finish the MacArthur competition making it one of the deadliest races on the planet.

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

Donations poured in from as far away as Yangon, Mandalay and Shan state in the northeast.

Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India

The cub was found in a plastic grocery basket hidden inside a bag after the passenger arrived in India on the Thai Airways flight.

Animated film to spotlight bear that served in WWII

The unbelievable true story of the orphaned cub is now being turned into an animated movie.

Surfer bitten by shark in latest Australia attack

The attack is the fifth encounter off Australia's beaches in two months.

India minister turns on own party over killing of man-eating tiger

The shooting in the forests of Maharashtra state sparked controversy and allegations the kill was unethical and illegal.

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

The tiger was killed at night, when tranquillisers are not allowed to be used.

Birds that blush: scientists document an animal mystery

People who took care of macaws noticed them blushing, their cheeks reddening with increased blood flow, much like in humans.

16-year-old pleads guilty to kicking cat

Form 4 girl to serve a one-year good behaviour bond.

‘Devastating’ dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have been shovelled up from smelly, deserted beaches in tourist areas along Florida's southwest coast as a result of the harmful algal bloom this month alone.

Puppies rescued from uninhabited Canadian island

Arrangements were made to get the pups food and supplies, and the two men brought an old dog house to the island and set it up as a temporary shelter.

Woman savaged by pack of dingoes in Australia

Rundle, who has bites everywhere except her head will undergo reconstructive surgery to graft skin to her body.

Long way home as Przewalski’s horses fly to Mongolia

The ancient species has narrowly avoided extinction thanks to breeding programmes at zoos worldwide and is now gradually being re-introduced to a wildlife reserve in its original homeland.

Donkey in farm girl getup wins Colombian pageant

With some obvious love for their farm animals, the people of the central town of Moniquira have been letting their donkeys shine this way for 14 years at the annual donkey festival.

Shark pulls woman overboard by biting finger in Australia

The two-metre (6.6-foot) creature -- which has strong jaws and rows of sharp teeth -- sucked at her right index finger "like a Hoover (vacuum cleaner)", she told The West Australian late Saturday.

Bird’s nest almost upends major Canada music festival

In less than two weeks, an estimated 300,000 music fans are expected to flock to the capital city's riverfront Lebreton Flats neighbourhood for the annual Bluesfest.

Dismay at ‘lenient’ Australian penguin killer sentence

Jago was reported to have taken Jeffrey's "intellectual limitation into account" when she sentenced him to community service and ordered him to pay costs of Aus$82.15 (US$61) in a ruling Birdlife Tasmania slammed as "no deterrent whatsoever".

Chernobyl’s stray dogs offered new life in US

Today it is a hospital for the stray dogs that remain in the 30-kilometre (19-mile) exclusion zone long after its human residents were evacuated following the meltdown.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

The animal was killed at Planckendael Zoo in Mechelen, between Brussels and Antwerp, when it came within 10 metres (33 feet) of the carriage of a tourist train where several visitors had taken refuge.