Simba the lion was rescued and taken to an animal shelter in Chelyabinsk, southern Russia, but many other cubs have not been as fortunate.
Cash-strapped and crying out for visitors, zoos in the UK are struggling to cope with the fallout from coronavirus lockdowns.
Andy Cowell runs the Fenn Bell Conservation Project in Medway, Kent. After 12 weeks of closure, as running costs mounted, zoos were suddenly told with less than a week's notice that they could reopen on Monday to reduced visitors.
High-quality beef has been partially replaced by other meats and broccoli swapped for cheaper cabbage.
The world's largest hornet, a 2-inch killer dubbed the "Murder Hornet" with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.
With long legs, a lean body, and sometimes feathered ears, the Arabian Saluki is not only considered a canine beauty, but also a skillful hunter.
These pictures show a baby tree kangaroo inside its mother's pouch at Bristol Zoo Gardens, England.
The relationship between animals and humans can be beautiful, and the positive bond between pets and mental health is undeniable.
A shopkeeper was left "flabbergasted" when a customer popped in to by some tobacco - with a large snake casually draped around his neck.Bob Russell, 66, was working his usual morning shift on Saturday (7/30), when a rather unusual customer came in...
11-month-old puppy, Magnus, is helping his wheelchair-bound human, Anatoly, to navigate the city. He is pushing Anatoly’s wheelchair and looks for obstacles in the road.
Watch how this determined and hungry leopard took extreme measures to make sure he got a piece of the croc's pie!
You've seen them on TV – the dogs who run, jump, balance and zig-zag on specially designed obstacle courses in the ultra-competitive sport of dog agility.
Hermes the caracal was snacking on an early dinner when a couple of hikers stumbled upon him on Kloof Corner.
Let sleeping dogs - or in this case - leopards lie. Video captured in Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa.
A less than friendly cat named Perdita has finally found a new home thanks to a successful social media campaign. The feline, described as the 'world's worst cat' and as a 'jerk' by an animal shelter in Spruce Pine has officially been adopted by h...
From squirting squid to shrimp smoothies, this is what the residents of Cape Town's aquarium get to eat every day.
The convention even offered a hunt with Donald J. Trump Jr. and the option to hunt endangered African wildlife.
A leopard made the mistake of wandering into a lioness's territory in Namibia's Etosha National Park.
The rockhopper penguins at Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town are a wily bunch - each with their own personality as they go on their daily walks between their pen and the kelp forest exhibit.
This is probably one of the most bizarre animal behaviours captured on video Kruger National Park, South Africa.
Yoshi lived at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa, for 20 years before being released back into the ocean - and her journey in the wild is one of the longest migrations ever recorded.
Watch this incredible moment a leopardess on heat spots two male leopards fighting over her, where she comes in and seemingly breaks up the fight!
The two lionesses in Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, were filmed exhibiting some strange behaviour, normally seen in male animals trying to show dominance.
Conservation detection dogs are being trained to search for injured koalas caught in the middle of Australia's bushfires. It's hoped that training more dogs like Taylor could help with moving wildlife to safer ground.
In the human world, we can get away with saying "Pick on someone your own size", but in the animal world it's fair game. If a predator can bring it down, no matter the size, they'll go in for the kill.
Vardy and his jockey Craig Zackey took home the coveted R1.5 million prize at this year's race in Kenilworth, Cape Town.
You probably know the land-based Big 5 all too well - but South Africa is also home to the marine Big 5.
A bearded dragon that had been so badly neglected she was left paralysed has crawled across her tank for the first time - thanks to a custom-made WHEELCHAIR. Life is no longer a drag for resilient dragon Millie, who was unable to use her back legs...
One guide from Mala Mala Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa, wanted to get a closer, face-to-face experience with the animals - and decided to see how they would react to a GoPro.
Even though this was quite shocking, this was also an incredible sighting.
Using a common Western ranch and rodeo skill, two Wyoming sheriff's deputies lassoed a deer that had fallen through ice and pulled it to safety.
Spending more time with pets can make you both happy and healthier, and science backs it up! Clip 1 Stringr, Clip 2 Stringr, Clip 3 Stringr, Clip 4 Stringr, Clip 5 Stringr, Clip 6 Stringr, Clip 7 Stringr, Clip 8 Stringr
This is the moment a wildlife photographer found himself face to face with a curious leopard cub. Game ranger Dillon Nelson was filming a mother leopard and her young daughter when the inquisitive cub decided to get a closer look. The curious 10...
This is an incredibly rare and beautifully captured encounter between a cute baby nyala who goes head to head with a leopard – quite literally!
Researchers found at least 13 prehistoric shark teeth during a diving expedition in the Xoc cenote, a flooded cave in the Mexican city of Merida.
Hedgehogs are moving into 'prison cells' to hibernate over this year's harsh German winter.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are some of the nation's smartest and most destructive birds.
Jane is one of seven dogs in charge of sniffing out dangerous goods at Cape Town International Airport - watch how she does it.
A hyena stumbled upon some forgotten meat up in a tree, but didn't quite have the right balance for this special meal.
The woman who rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire was reunited with the koala now known as Lewis on Wednesday at Australia's Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
A leopard and a python were caught on video in an all-out brawl in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Hyenas have always been known as the opportunists of the wild, taking any chance to steal another predator's food or to go in for the kill - and this incident is no different.
In a move sure to ruffle some feathers, the Australian Museum's top ornithologist shares her top picks for the 2019 Bird of the Year.
A lone baby elephant in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe at a watering hole was surrounded by hungry lions looking for an easy kill.
Wildlife sometimes has its own way of keeping things interesting. In the human world, it often becomes such a rush, that we forget how to appreciate the acts of survival in the animal kingdom.
Emotional support animals, or ESAs, have exploded across the US in recent years, with rising numbers of pet owners getting their animals certified online.