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Fiona the Sheep resc-ewe-d from Scottish Highlands

Fiona the Sheep – also coined as Britain’s loneliest sheep – has been rescued from a remote shingle beach in the Highlands, after being stuck for two years. Two years…

“She wouldn’t hurt a fly!”

Just last week, Rishi Sunak announced a ban on a specific breed of dog: the American XL Bully. Whilst the name sounds more like something you might find in the…

Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very…

How are animal-human bonds formed?

A recent, adorable video showed a young woman successfully befriending an octopus. She named him Egbert and would regularly stop by for a visit. The octopus recognised her and was…

The raw passions of the wild bed – how do animals do it?

I think it is safe to assume that you know how human sex works – although considering the effectiveness of most current sexual education programs I wouldn’t be surprised to…

Using animals as mental health respite proves controversial

A herd of alpacas made an appearance at King’s Buildings on November 15, as part of Mental Health and Wellbeing Week at the University of Edinburgh. The event was organised…

Bristol Zoo is home to the first gorilla born by caesarean in the UK

Image: Kim Gorga At Bristol Zoo, a female western lowland gorilla has recently been born via caesarean. Her birth was particularly significant as she was the first gorilla in the…

Next door to the Hippoptami: adapting to life amongst animals

Anna Whealing looks at whether cities and people are adapting to the increased presence of animals in our towns. In rural Columbia, around 200 miles north-west of Bogota, a veritable…