Long Live Gino, The New Oldest Dog In The World

22-year-old Gino Wolf loves salmon treats, napping by the fire, and cruising his California neighborhood in a roomy luxury wagon. The adorable Chihuahua mix was named Guinness World Records’ “Oldest Dog Living” on November 15, 2022, inheriting the title from Pebbles the Toy Fox Terrier, who passed away in October. Gino’s dad, Alex Wolf, credits … Read more

Bats are the death metal singers of the animal world, research shows Science

It has long been known Ozzy Osbourne has a taste for bats. But now it seems the mammals are also his fans. Bats greet each other with death metal growls, scientists have discovered, and possess a vocal range which far surpasses that of most humans. While they emit ultrasonic chirps to echolocate flying insects in … Read more

Captain Scott in England World Cup triumph

From left to right: Scott Gobin, England Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) captain; Daley Manu, New Zealand; and Tommy Pouncey of England’s Leeds Rhinos PDRL. Image: Claire Kilmartin. A VetPartners administrator is hoping to inspire others after leading England to victory in the inaugural Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) World Cup. Scott Gobin is already … Read more

Bar-tailed godwit sets world record with 13,560km continuous flight from Alaska to southern Australia | Birds

A juvenile bar-tailed godwit – known only by its satellite tag number 234684 – has flown 13,560 kilometers from Alaska to the Australian state of Tasmania without stopping, appearing to set a new world record for marathon bird flights. The five-month-old bird set off from Alaska on October 13 and satellite data appeared to show … Read more

Zoos play a vital role in animal conservation across the world Letters

Your article (Conflict between activists and zoos shows no sign of going away, October 17) does a disservice to the work of zoos and aquariums. The science shows that conservation and education are effective at good zoos and aquariums. UK zoos lead the world on animal welfare. The British and Irish Association of Zoos and … Read more

Pesticide use around the world almost doubles since 1990, report finds Pesticides

Global pesticide use has soared by 80% since 1990, with the world market set to hit $130bn next year, according to a new Pesticide Atlas. But pesticides are also responsible for an estimated 11,000 human fatalities and the poisoning of 385 million people every year, the report finds. Their use has hit biodiversity, driving falls … Read more

Medals for dogs that parachuted during second world war sell for £140,000 | Second world war

Bravery medals awarded to a collie called Rob that made 20 parachute jumps during the second world war and is credited with frequently saving his human colleagues have sold at auction for a record £140,000. Rob was strapped into a special harness and calmly followed infantry troops into north Africa and parachuted into Nazi-held Italy … Read more

Dad Of “Smallest Dog” In The World’ Was Willing To Do ‘Anything’ To Protect Her

When Hope was born in Quebec, Canada, she was just 2 ounces, less than two pounds. When the veterinarians told Rodney Mclean that Hope had dwarfism and wouldn’t live more than 48 hours, he was devastated.   Image/Story Source Credit: YouTube Videos   However, what began as a terrible scenario has turned into one incredible … Read more

‘Just call me captain’: Scott prepares to lead England at the inaugural world cup

A VetPartners administrator is set to lead England’s bid for global sporting glory later this month. Scott Gobin, from York, has been named captain of the England Community Lions Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) squad for the inaugural PDRL World Cup. He is now in final preparations for the competition, which includes a fund-raising event … Read more

Dad Of “Smallest Dog” In The World’ Was Willing To Do ‘Anything’ To Protect Her

When Hope was born in Quebec, Canada, she was just 2 ounces, less than two pounds. When the veterinarians told Rodney Mclean that Hope had dwarfism and wouldn’t live more than 48 hours, he was devastated.   Image/Story Source Credit: YouTube Videos     However, what began as a terrible scenario has turned into one … Read more