Animals In News


A stork sits with its young in their nest at the top of a chimney in Jablonne v Podjestedi. According to city records, the nest dates from 1864 and is likely to be the oldest in the Czech Republic

A stork sits with its young in their nest at the top of a chimney in Jablonne v Podjestedi. According to city records, the nest dates from 1864 and is likely to be the oldest in the Czech Republic


Mohan, a 15-year-old, 190kg, white Bengal tiger from Dreamworld's Tiger Island on the Gold Coast in Australia, goes under the dentist's drill for root canal surgery. It took four Dreamworld staffers to carry him on a stretcher to a waiting van for his trip to the dentist at the theme park's animal surgery. He spent the next two hours under anaesthetic while veterinary dentist Gary Wilson performed the root canal

Mohan, a 15-year-old, 190kg, white Bengal tiger from Dreamworld’s Tiger Island on the Gold Coast in Australia, goes under the dentist’s drill for root canal surgery. It took four Dreamworld staffers to carry him on a stretcher to a waiting van for his trip to the dentist at the theme park’s animal surgery. He spent the next two hours under anaesthetic while veterinary dentist Gary Wilson performed the root canal



Samatha Young, 9, wrestles an alligator at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, Alamosa, Colorado

Samatha Young, 9, wrestles an alligator at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, Alamosa, Colorado

Proud mum Jinga closely followed by her week old foal Kichaa at Longleat Safari Park. Kichaa is the first female zebra born at Longleat for 9 years.

Proud mum Jinga is closely followed by her week-old foal Kichaa at Longleat Safari Park. Kichaa is the first female zebra born at Longleat for 9 years



A young zebra stallion Kibwano with its mother Nella (right) in Zurich's zoo, Switzerland

A young zebra stallion Kibwano with its mother Nella (right) in Zurich’s zoo, Switzerland



Two newborn Sumatran tiger cubs crawl around in hay at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma, Washington

Two newborn Sumatran tiger cubs crawl around in hay at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma, Washington. They were born on May 25 to zoo residents Jaya (mother) and Bali. The male cub (foreground) and female will be named by a public vote at www.pdza.org



A zoo was forced to find a canine surrogate parent for a tiger cub after its birth mother rejected it. Keepers at Wuhan Zoo in eastern China's Hubei province had to separate the cub from its mother Xiu Xiu after she killed three of her other cubs. By chance the zoo had a performing dog that had just gave birth to several puppies, making her a perfect surrogate mother for the little tiger cub, who is now thriving

A zoo was forced to find a canine surrogate parent for a tiger cub after its birth mother rejected it. Keepers at Wuhan Zoo in eastern China’s Hubei province had to separate the cub from its mother Xiu Xiu after she killed three of her other cubs. By chance the zoo had a performing dog that had just gave birth to several puppies, making her a perfect surrogate mother for the little tiger cub, who is now thriving



Two young white lions nuzzle at The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, around 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg, South Africa

Two young white lions nuzzle at The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, around 40 kilometres north of Johannesburg, South Africa



A lion cub yawns at the Lion Park in Johannesburg, during a visit of the Slovenian national football team

A lion cub yawns at the Lion Park in Johannesburg, during a visit of the Slovenian national football team 



A lion at the Ranch Hotel in Polokwane, South Africa, holds a football between its paws

A lion at the Ranch Hotel in Polokwane, South Africa, holds a football between its paws