Read more about the article Ocelot Kitten Tries Out Its Climbing Skills
The adorable ocelot cub that took its first steps in Leipzig Zoo's rainforest in Germany, after it was born in May 2022. (Zoo Leipzig/Newsflash)

Ocelot Kitten Tries Out Its Climbing Skills

This is the moment an adorable ocelot cub gets to grips with the climbing skills it will need when it grows up. The weeks-old youngster was filmed by keepers as it explored its rainforest-like enclosure called Gondwana Land at Leipzig Zoo, Germany. Proud mum Daphne, 14, leads her newborn around…

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Read more about the article Woman Aged 103 Who Defied Mussolini After He Annexed Her Home Wants To Die Austrian
Hermine Orian, aged 103, from the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol in Italy who is fighting for an Austrian citizenship, as according to her statements "she wants to die an Austrian." (Andreas Hofer, Bund fur Tirol (AHBT)/Newsflash)

Woman Aged 103 Who Defied Mussolini After He Annexed Her Home Wants To Die Austrian

A brave woman who refused to accept that she had to speak Italian when Austria lost South Tyrol to the fascists after the First World War has said she wants to get her Austrian citizenship back before she dies. The area where she lives was taken from Austria and handed…

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Read more about the article Worlds Oldest Tortoise, Jonathan, Celebrates 190th Birthday This Year
Jonathan the giant tortoise this year will celebrate his 190th birthday -- making him the oldest tortoise that lives on the remote island of St. Helena in the United Kingdom. (Mathias Falcone/Newsflash)

Worlds Oldest Tortoise, Jonathan, Celebrates 190th Birthday This Year

These snaps taken recently and in the late 1800s show Jonathan the giant tortoise, who turns 190 this year and is believed to be the oldest tortoise to ever live. It is not known exactly when Jonathan was born, but experts believe he hatched around 1832, making him an astonishing…

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Read more about the article First Male Jaguar Released In Argie Province Where It Has Been Extinct For 70 Years
Jatobazinho, the first adult male jaguar (Panthera onca) that was released into Ibera Park, in Argentina, pictured in Brazil, after his rescue in 2018. (Rewilding Argentina/Newsflash)

First Male Jaguar Released In Argie Province Where It Has Been Extinct For 70 Years

This male jaguar has been released in an Argentine province where it has been extinct for 70 years as part of a programme to reintroduce the species into the wild. The male jaguar, named Jatobazinho and aged four years, was found near a rural school in a weak state after…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Discover Decapitated Horse Next To Its Rider In Elite Merovingian Warrior Cemetery
Knittlingen, 'Im Bergfeld', burial of a decapitated horse. (State Office for the Preservation of Monuments in the Stuttgart Regional Council, F. Damminger/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Discover Decapitated Horse Next To Its Rider In Elite Merovingian Warrior Cemetery

A team of archaeologists has discovered a decapitated horse next to its rider, as well as a trove of jewellery and weapons, in a cemetery where elite Merovingian nobles and warriors were buried. The Merovingians were a Frankish dynasty that ruled from the middle of the 5th century until 751…

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Read more about the article Famous Lion Scarface Dies In Kenya Reserve Aged 14
The oldest lion in the Kenyan Mara, Scarface (14), known by the scar across his eye, died on 11 June 2021.

Famous Lion Scarface Dies In Kenya Reserve Aged 14

Scarface the lion that had his own Facebook page and starred in many documentaries has died of natural causes at 14 years of age, leaving his 400 square-mile territory up for grabs. The king of the jungle - the oldest lion in the Kenyan Maasai Mara game reserve - was…

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