UK donkey population dwindles

The donkey, Equus asinus, is gradually disappearing from the UK countryside, 2,000 years after being introduced to Britain by the Romans. One of the first animals domesticated by man, they were used as pack animals and for pulling carts and became, in Victorian times, a favourite for children’s seaside rides. 

Terrier dogs rescued from dead hoarder's bungalow

More than 40 terrier dogs including tiny puppies were rescued from a hoarder's bungalow so full of junk it took the RSPCA a week to find all the pets after the owner was found dead.

7 Animals That Went Extinct in 2022

Unfortunately, animals go extinct every single year, often due to human activity. As we move towards a more sustainable future, we can hopefully change our track record as species!

Still, in the meantime, it’s important to note and document the species that didn’t make it in order to understand and appreciate what we have and what we have lost. Today, we are going to look at some of the animals that went extinct in 2022. Let’s get started!

Happy ending for rescue centre's 'oldest ever' dogs

A rescue centre's 'oldest ever' pair of dogs with a combined age of 34 have finally found their forever home after they were previously overlooked for being too elderly.