Lost and found: noisy, tame and very active, Argentina delights in giant otter’s return | Endangered species

“This really is a big animal,” says Sebastián Di Martino, conservation director of Rewilding Argentina, emphasizing the “giant” in giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). “It can be 1.7 meters long … the biggest otter in the world.” Until its recent rediscovery, the giant otter was feared extinct in the country as a result of habitat loss … Read more

Lynx, wild horses and vultures return to eastern Spain in the latest rewilding project Rewilding

Black vultures, lynx and wild horses are among the animals being reintroduced to eastern Spain with the launch of a rewilding project spanning 850,000 hectares (2.1m acres) in the Iberian highlands east of Madrid. Rewilding Europe’s 20-year landscape recovery scheme, which covers an area more than five times the size of Greater London, aims to … Read more

Man Travels 1,500 Miles To Adopt Dog, But Doesn’t Have The Money To Return Home

The heart has no logic – and it was the only thing that made sense when we heard about 23-year-old Joel Carpenter’s amazing tale. When Portland resident Jeffrey Carpenter first noticed a stunning Border Collie-Husky mix named Sadie on a website, he instantly fell in love! Joel knew that spending his last dime on a … Read more

SCVS Veterinary Nurse Congress 2022 makes a welcome return

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists (SCVS) hosted its annual vet nurse congress following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Held at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire on September 17, a full house of 50 delegates enjoyed a full day of CPD across various streams from ECGs to approaching the acute abdomen in dogs and cats, as well … Read more

Ospreys make triumphant return as breeding pairs spread across UK | Birds

“I’m over the moon. We’ve waited a long time for this.” Beth Dunstan, environmental project manager at Belvoir Castle is celebrating the birth of the first osprey chicks in Leicestershire for two centuries this summer, one of a series of recent successes in bringing the osprey back across the UK. The birds of prey were … Read more

Former self loses bid to return to practice

A former equine vet who was struck off after she admitted making up a letter from a fictional Home Office official has lost her bid to return to clinical practice. Sue Dyson told an RCVS disciplinary panel there was “absolutely no risk” from allowing her back into the profession, and that many colleagues and clients … Read more

Promising new splint design would ‘return power to vets’

Splint materials commonly used in the treatment of humans could now provide better care with fewer side effects for dogs, a new report has suggested. Further studies of the UPETS system are now being planned following encouraging results from a small-scale project involving animals treated at three clinics in Norway. The system was launched earlier … Read more

Wild cheetahs to return to India for the first time since 1952 | India

Cheetahs are to return to India’s forests this August for the first time in more than 70 years, officials have announced. Eight wild cats from Namibia will roam freely at Kuno-Palpur national park in the state of Madhya Pradesh in efforts to reintroduce the animal to their natural habitat. Despite being a vital part of … Read more

Wild bison return to the UK for the first time in thousands of years Wildlife

Early on Monday morning, three gentle giants wandered out of a corral in the Kent countryside to become the first wild bison to roam in Britain for thousands of years. The aim is for the animals’ natural behavior to transform a dense commercial pine forest into a vibrant natural woodland. Their taste for bark will … Read more

Family Refuses to Return Woman’s Lost Service Dog After Adopting Him

LaTonya Everhart has had her dog, Mr. Tipps, for over a decade — and he is even registered as her service dog. So when Mr. Tipps went missing back in March, Everhart was naturally devastated. But it’s what one shelter has done after taking in the dog that has left Everhart truly heartbroken. Friends for … Read more