Swan Late: Mourning bird holds up German trains

Swan Late: Mourning bird holds up German trains

A swan mourning the death of its companion on a German railway track held up 23 trains for almost an hour and had to be removed by firefighters using special equipment, police said.

‘Save the cheeky but peaceful sow’: Berliners protest culling of wild boar

‘Save the cheeky but peaceful sow’: Berliners protest culling of wild boar

Wild boar that stole German nudist’s laptop ‘may be culled’

Wild boar that stole German nudist’s laptop ‘may be culled’

Bavarian brewery runs dry after storks build nest in chimney

Bavarian brewery runs dry after storks build nest in chimney

Circus trainer mauled by three tigers in Hamburg

Circus trainer mauled by three tigers in Hamburg

Germany and France to push EU to end shredding of male chicks

Germany and France to push EU to end shredding of male chicks

Boy oh boy! Two male pandas make public debut at Berlin Zoo

Boy oh boy! Two male pandas make public debut at Berlin Zoo

Pet kangaroo on the loose in Bavarian village

Pet kangaroo on the loose in Bavarian village

German word of the day: Das Faultier

German word of the day: Das Faultier

Hide and squeak: German scientists reveal the playful lives of rats

Hide and squeak: German scientists reveal the playful lives of rats

Same-sex penguin couple fails to hatch egg in Berlin

Same-sex penguin couple fails to hatch egg in Berlin

Berlin Zoo confirms panda Meng Meng is pregnant

Berlin Zoo confirms panda Meng Meng is pregnant

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport

Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

As wolf numbers rise, experts warn of danger of wolf-dog puppies

As wolf numbers rise, experts warn of danger of wolf-dog puppies

False alarm after five big cats ‘break out’ of zoo in west Germany

False alarm after five big cats ‘break out’ of zoo in west Germany

Does Germany have a problem with aggressive attack dogs?

Does Germany have a problem with aggressive attack dogs?

Crane called in after stray water buffalo cause massive autobahn logjam

Crane called in after stray water buffalo cause massive autobahn logjam

40 sheep die in suspected wolf attack near French border

40 sheep die in suspected wolf attack near French border

21 endangered leeches confiscated from traveller at Hamburg Airport

21 endangered leeches confiscated from traveller at Hamburg Airport

What to know about the growing wolf population debate in Germany

What to know about the growing wolf population debate in Germany

VW hid ‘devastating’ results from diesel exhaust tests on monkeys

VW hid ‘devastating’ results from diesel exhaust tests on monkeys

VW rules out future animal testing after controversial experiments with monkeys

VW rules out future animal testing after controversial experiments with monkeys

German government  ‘strongly condemns’ car firms’ tests on humans, monkeys

German government ‘strongly condemns’ car firms’ tests on humans, monkeys

Rejected Christmas trees used as animal feed in Stuttgart zoo

Rejected Christmas trees used as animal feed in Stuttgart zoo

Berlin mourns sudden death of month-old polar bear cub

Berlin mourns sudden death of month-old polar bear cub

Cowbells are more important than a good night’s sleep, Munich court rules

Cowbells are more important than a good night’s sleep, Munich court rules

‘No longer fearful’: how wild boars are thriving in Berlin

‘No longer fearful’: how wild boars are thriving in Berlin

Candles and music: Germany’s first horse crematorium to give equines worthy farewell

Candles and music: Germany’s first horse crematorium to give equines worthy farewell

Court bans zoo from letting children swim with crocodiles and alligators

Court bans zoo from letting children swim with crocodiles and alligators

Construction on bypass in Bavaria stopped to let hamster sleep

Construction on bypass in Bavaria stopped to let hamster sleep

‘Largest ever’ illegal animal transport in Germany stopped in Bavaria

‘Largest ever’ illegal animal transport in Germany stopped in Bavaria

Hanover zookeepers did not mistreat their elephants, prosecutors conclude

Hanover zookeepers did not mistreat their elephants, prosecutors conclude

Berlin zoo to welcome two new giant pandas

Berlin zoo to welcome two new giant pandas

Dog shelter overrun by cuteness after police bust finds 42 puppies

Dog shelter overrun by cuteness after police bust finds 42 puppies

Number of partridges, other birds have dropped by 80 percent: report

Number of partridges, other birds have dropped by 80 percent: report

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

Berlin polar bear cub Fritz dies, sending animal lovers into mourning

Berlin polar bear cub Fritz dies, sending animal lovers into mourning

VIDEO: German stag ‘pretends’ to be cow to avoid being hunted

VIDEO: German stag ‘pretends’ to be cow to avoid being hunted

Should Germans have to pay tax on pet cats?

Should Germans have to pay tax on pet cats?

German court can’t bear to separate dogs after owners’ divorce

German court can’t bear to separate dogs after owners’ divorce

How a family in Germany are raising an abandoned baby tiger

How a family in Germany are raising an abandoned baby tiger

Man actually does bite dog, fulfills journalism cliché

Man actually does bite dog, fulfills journalism cliché

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after breaking out of cage

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after breaking out of cage

Dog has puppies on train. Owner chucks them into bin

Dog has puppies on train. Owner chucks them into bin

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

How veganism is taking over the German capital

How veganism is taking over the German capital

German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying

German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog

Unknown attackers rip heads off 40 chickens

Unknown attackers rip heads off 40 chickens

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

German scientists seek way to end live chick shredding

German scientists seek way to end live chick shredding

Ostrich hit by car after activists ‘free’ it from circus

Ostrich hit by car after activists ‘free’ it from circus

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall

Polar bear cub Lili leaps into public’s hearts in Bremen

Polar bear cub Lili leaps into public’s hearts in Bremen

Two-headed rattlesnake adds bite to Rostock Zoo

Two-headed rattlesnake adds bite to Rostock Zoo

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

4-meter python discovered on south German road

4-meter python discovered on south German road

Berlin refuses legal ban on shredding chicks

Berlin refuses legal ban on shredding chicks

Farmers crack own record with ‘world’s biggest egg’

Farmers crack own record with ‘world’s biggest egg’

Beaver’s Kardashian-sized bum lands him in trouble

Beaver’s Kardashian-sized bum lands him in trouble

Berliners fight to keep police dog by injured cop’s side

Berliners fight to keep police dog by injured cop’s side

Top court throws out bid to legalize bestiality

Top court throws out bid to legalize bestiality

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Berlin to teach Germans how to dance with wolves

Berlin to teach Germans how to dance with wolves

Customs seize ‘stinking’ ape skull from traveller’s luggage

Customs seize ‘stinking’ ape skull from traveller’s luggage

Eight dead sperm whales found on German beach

Eight dead sperm whales found on German beach

Woman watches helplessly as old couple poison her puppy

Woman watches helplessly as old couple poison her puppy

Two sperm whales wash up on German coast

Two sperm whales wash up on German coast

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees

Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy

Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks

Vet’s battle for chimp stranded in empty zoo

Vet’s battle for chimp stranded in empty zoo

Bremerhaven zoo greets baby polar bear

Bremerhaven zoo greets baby polar bear

Lions devour zebra in front of zoo visitors

Lions devour zebra in front of zoo visitors

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home

Video: Police gun down stray bull on busy street

Video: Police gun down stray bull on busy street

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows

Dortmund zoo suffers second mystery death

Dortmund zoo suffers second mystery death

Second wolf found dead in southern Germany

Second wolf found dead in southern Germany

Give tomcats the snip or lock ’em up: government

Give tomcats the snip or lock ’em up: government

Zoo calls police after brutal sea lion murder

Zoo calls police after brutal sea lion murder

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Berlin’s last ‘city bear’ finally put to sleep

Berlin’s last ‘city bear’ finally put to sleep

Rare whale makes home in north German bay

Rare whale makes home in north German bay

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

Three tiny monkeys stolen from German zoo

Three tiny monkeys stolen from German zoo

Defence Minister’s day off for dressage contest

Defence Minister’s day off for dressage contest

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars

Germany ‘to ban’ pregnant cow slaughter

Germany ‘to ban’ pregnant cow slaughter

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Hot dogs lap up liver sausage sundaes

Hot dogs lap up liver sausage sundaes

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats

German scientists find oldest-ever fossil tortoise

German scientists find oldest-ever fossil tortoise

‘Killer elephant’ prompts call for wild animal ban

‘Killer elephant’ prompts call for wild animal ban

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Police seize tiny lamb from Munich brothel

Police seize tiny lamb from Munich brothel

Report: 1/3 of species in Germany endangered

Report: 1/3 of species in Germany endangered

Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich

Prowling wolf reaches outskirts of Munich

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks

Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears

Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears

Cat’s bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days

Cat’s bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple

Scientists find that ants have toilets too

Scientists find that ants have toilets too

Police find 104 rabbits in Stuttgart flat

Police find 104 rabbits in Stuttgart flat

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Shepherds issued emergency wolf kit

Shepherds issued emergency wolf kit

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Wolf spotted in North Rhine-Westphalia

Janosch the dog gets TV licence bill

Janosch the dog gets TV licence bill

RIP Zippe – fugitive kangaroo found dead

RIP Zippe – fugitive kangaroo found dead

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon

Falcons to go jet set with Lufthansa

Falcons to go jet set with Lufthansa

Berlin ‘too warm to hibernate’ for marmots

Berlin ‘too warm to hibernate’ for marmots

Police seek owner of bagged rabbit

Police seek owner of bagged rabbit

Hesse Greens plan to cull wild boar

Hesse Greens plan to cull wild boar

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill

NRW police capture rogue kangaroo

NRW police capture rogue kangaroo

Vets gas 31,000 turkeys to stop flu spread

Vets gas 31,000 turkeys to stop flu spread

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers

World’s oldest orangutan put down at zoo

World’s oldest orangutan put down at zoo

Ten noises that sound very different in German

Ten noises that sound very different in German

Göttingen’s “geep” is one-of-a-kind

Göttingen’s “geep” is one-of-a-kind

Over 30 pets rescued from animal hoarder

Over 30 pets rescued from animal hoarder

Animal activist fights off murder threats

Animal activist fights off murder threats

Lost goat halts Munich Airport trains

Lost goat halts Munich Airport trains

Clean-up saves sea life from trash filled nets

Clean-up saves sea life from trash filled nets

Mystery dog appears in locked car

Mystery dog appears in locked car

‘Mafia-smuggled’ puppy dies after two days

‘Mafia-smuggled’ puppy dies after two days

4,700 ducks shut motorway after crash

4,700 ducks shut motorway after crash

Why a Bavarian cheese maker could face jail over over his smelly goat

Why a Bavarian cheese maker could face jail over over his smelly goat

First case of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

First case of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

Mystery crocodile sightings captivate central Germany

Mystery crocodile sightings captivate central Germany

Zoo trumpets fifth baby elephant success

Zoo trumpets fifth baby elephant success

Camels get the hump and run away from the circus

Camels get the hump and run away from the circus

Removal men find live python in cupboard

Removal men find live python in cupboard

Cow injures two in escape from abattoir

Cow injures two in escape from abattoir

Puppies too young to travel rescued from truck

Puppies too young to travel rescued from truck

Polar bear dies after eating coat and bag

Polar bear dies after eating coat and bag

Monkey stud moved after making 50 babies

Monkey stud moved after making 50 babies

Farmer’s vodka cocktail floors outlaw bull

Farmer’s vodka cocktail floors outlaw bull

Dog poop study points to canine ‘inner compass’

Dog poop study points to canine ‘inner compass’

The Local’s top animal stories of the year

The Local’s top animal stories of the year

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar

Bird brains ‘can solve monkey puzzles’

Bird brains ‘can solve monkey puzzles’

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Dozens of horses die from tree seed disease

Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films

Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films

Poorly pug sparks court dog fight

Poorly pug sparks court dog fight

Zoo changes crocodile’s name in political row

Zoo changes crocodile’s name in political row

Bionic tortoise on a roll with Lego wheel

Bionic tortoise on a roll with Lego wheel

Second ban for Olympic equestrian champion

Second ban for Olympic equestrian champion

Lucky escape for girl and her little pony

Lucky escape for girl and her little pony

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Wild animal road crashes cost €500 million

Wild animal road crashes cost €500 million

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop

Shredding ban saves one-day-old male chicks

Shredding ban saves one-day-old male chicks

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

1,000 chicks die in plane fire at airport

1,000 chicks die in plane fire at airport

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Zoo animals scoop icy treats in heat

Zoo animals scoop icy treats in heat

Pet pals ‘crucial’ for kids – and adults – in Germany

Pet pals ‘crucial’ for kids – and adults – in Germany

Being hungry ‘changes brain’ to take risks

Being hungry ‘changes brain’ to take risks

German MPs aim for positive doggie vibes

German MPs aim for positive doggie vibes

Udderly charming: cow beauty contest

Udderly charming: cow beauty contest

Police find body lying ‘among 50 snakes’

Police find body lying ‘among 50 snakes’

Hipster Berlin dogs get meaty frozen yoghurt

Hipster Berlin dogs get meaty frozen yoghurt

First bison born in wild ‘for centuries’

First bison born in wild ‘for centuries’

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

A million migrating fish climb largest ladder

A million migrating fish climb largest ladder

German iguana-smuggler caught in Galapagos

German iguana-smuggler caught in Galapagos

Over 800 new species colonize Germany

Over 800 new species colonize Germany

Dairy cows producing more milk than ever

Dairy cows producing more milk than ever

Germany plans to ban bestiality

Germany plans to ban bestiality

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street

Invasive ladybirds ‘could fight malaria and TB’

Invasive ladybirds ‘could fight malaria and TB’

Protesters occupy Berlin bear compound

Protesters occupy Berlin bear compound

Wolves close in on Berlin

Wolves close in on Berlin

Bunny escapes nasty compost bin death

Bunny escapes nasty compost bin death

Poor boar injures four in Berlin

Poor boar injures four in Berlin

Knut the polar bear back at Berlin Zoo – in bronze

Knut the polar bear back at Berlin Zoo – in bronze

Scientist stumbles on spider stretching 33cm

Scientist stumbles on spider stretching 33cm

Vigilante pigeon hunter regains license to kill

Vigilante pigeon hunter regains license to kill

Scientists search for stinky schnitzel solution

Scientists search for stinky schnitzel solution

Do not tattoo your pony, court tells German man

Do not tattoo your pony, court tells German man

Town pigeon numbers hit hard by renovation

Town pigeon numbers hit hard by renovation

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Daddy dog adopts lion

Daddy dog adopts lion

Fishy demand for North Sea seal cull

Fishy demand for North Sea seal cull

Only albino fur seal in zoo takes to the water

Only albino fur seal in zoo takes to the water

Pug fashion leading to ‘longer noses and legs’

Pug fashion leading to ‘longer noses and legs’

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

German posties take dog defence classes

German posties take dog defence classes

‘Contract killer’ ants provoke others to attack

‘Contract killer’ ants provoke others to attack

Cow sees reflection rival, jumps into kitchen

Cow sees reflection rival, jumps into kitchen

Police hunt Bernhard the fugitive kangaroo

Police hunt Bernhard the fugitive kangaroo

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

‘Is it my looks?’ Parent parrots kick out Nelson

‘Is it my looks?’ Parent parrots kick out Nelson

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

Pet death grief ‘does not count’ – court

Pet death grief ‘does not count’ – court

Yvonne the runaway cow to be a moo-vie star

Yvonne the runaway cow to be a moo-vie star

Dog owners face written and practical tests

Dog owners face written and practical tests

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Six little pigs find new mum – a bulldog

Six little pigs find new mum – a bulldog

Dog attack victim tries to save owner’s life

Dog attack victim tries to save owner’s life

Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

Pony kicks escaped cheetah in face

Pony kicks escaped cheetah in face

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife

Canine name trend leaves Bello in dog house

Canine name trend leaves Bello in dog house

Search is on for baby rhino name

Search is on for baby rhino name

Crows pick holes in Berlin station roof

Crows pick holes in Berlin station roof

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Daddy longlegs on invasion march

Daddy longlegs on invasion march

Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty

Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty

Scientists: Cave-painting horses existed

Scientists: Cave-painting horses existed

Around 500 animals dead in Bavarian farm fire

Around 500 animals dead in Bavarian farm fire

Race is on to find escaped cow Yvonne before hunters kill her

Race is on to find escaped cow Yvonne before hunters kill her

Animal collection causes stink after dog defecation complaints

Animal collection causes stink after dog defecation complaints

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

Animal park welcomes ‘terror bird’ cousin hatchling

Animal park welcomes ‘terror bird’ cousin hatchling

Cross-eyed opossum gets new enclosure, prepares for big debut

Cross-eyed opossum gets new enclosure, prepares for big debut

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

Cologne zoo takes action to protect penguins from foxes

Cologne zoo takes action to protect penguins from foxes

Furry hopefuls line up at Babelsberg animal casting day

Furry hopefuls line up at Babelsberg animal casting day

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Police called to help howling dog find bored parrot

Police called to help howling dog find bored parrot

Thousands of bird nests along North Sea destroyed by fire

Thousands of bird nests along North Sea destroyed by fire

Elephants roam Berlin suburbs

Elephants roam Berlin suburbs

Famous lovesick swan goes missing

Famous lovesick swan goes missing

Fake match-maker for depressed parrots stole and sold birds

Fake match-maker for depressed parrots stole and sold birds

Cold kills five penguins at Nuremberg zoo

Cold kills five penguins at Nuremberg zoo

Cops chase bulldog puppy 15 kilometres down autobahn

Cops chase bulldog puppy 15 kilometres down autobahn

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

Germans open pet soup kitchens as recession begins to bite

Germans open pet soup kitchens as recession begins to bite

Man jumps into Knut’s enclosure

Man jumps into Knut’s enclosure

Bird-loving Berlin man ruffles feathers with 1,700 budgies

Bird-loving Berlin man ruffles feathers with 1,700 budgies

Cologne court calls dog as witness

Cologne court calls dog as witness

Authorities cull 100,000 fowl in bird flu epidemic

Authorities cull 100,000 fowl in bird flu epidemic

Wild boars cause motorway pileup

Wild boars cause motorway pileup

Maggot-infested monkey head found at Munich customs

Maggot-infested monkey head found at Munich customs

Hunters kill thousands of wild boars as population explodes

Hunters kill thousands of wild boars as population explodes

Rats return to Pied Piper’s Hamelin

Rats return to Pied Piper’s Hamelin

Season’s first grey seal pups born on Helgoland

Season’s first grey seal pups born on Helgoland

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again

Cologne ‘dog hater’ strikes again

Six circus tigers saved from burning trailer

Six circus tigers saved from burning trailer

Frankfurt animal lounge caters to furry frequent fliers

Frankfurt animal lounge caters to furry frequent fliers

Wild boars cause surge in traffic accidents

Wild boars cause surge in traffic accidents

Family cats warn father of house fire

Family cats warn father of house fire

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Kingfisher crowned bird of the year

Kingfisher crowned bird of the year

Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

Cologne canine killer poisons two dogs

Cologne canine killer poisons two dogs

British Army deploys ferret forces to Münster

British Army deploys ferret forces to Münster

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death

Berlin zoo monitoring Knut following keeper’s death

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein had cancer

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein had cancer

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein found dead

Knut’s surrogate father Dörflein found dead

Scientists discover stunning red fluorescence in reef fish

Scientists discover stunning red fluorescence in reef fish

Spiders take over Hamburg’s HafenCity

Spiders take over Hamburg’s HafenCity

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum

Mouse stops traffic in Bochum

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

Stuttgart scientists prove animals can survive in outer space

Stuttgart scientists prove animals can survive in outer space

‘Dr. Death’ wants dead baby gorilla from Münster zoo

‘Dr. Death’ wants dead baby gorilla from Münster zoo

Citizens taxed thousands for ministry’s Knut adoption

Citizens taxed thousands for ministry’s Knut adoption

Mating German badgers cause police chopper emergency call

Mating German badgers cause police chopper emergency call

Body Worlds anatomist wants drowned German orangutan

Body Worlds anatomist wants drowned German orangutan

Hamburg orangutan drowns after visitor throws food

Hamburg orangutan drowns after visitor throws food

Humpback whale sighted off of Germany’s northern coast

Humpback whale sighted off of Germany’s northern coast

Giant python escapes near Mainz

Giant python escapes near Mainz

Jogger reports possible bear in Hesse

Jogger reports possible bear in Hesse

German intruder turns out to be albino rabbit

German intruder turns out to be albino rabbit

Cat shipped across Germany in box survives

Cat shipped across Germany in box survives

Circus llama to blame for massive bear hunt in Hesse

Circus llama to blame for massive bear hunt in Hesse

Bloated jellyfish swarm German coastline

Bloated jellyfish swarm German coastline

Woman caught rooming with three-legged llama in Mülheim

Woman caught rooming with three-legged llama in Mülheim

Circus elephant escapes in Brandenburg

Circus elephant escapes in Brandenburg

Dry spell threatens baby stork population in Germany

Dry spell threatens baby stork population in Germany

Polar bear Snowflake flops in Nuremberg

Polar bear Snowflake flops in Nuremberg

Researchers find key to deadly bee disease

Researchers find key to deadly bee disease

Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut

Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut

Frankfurt Airport opens ‘Animal Lounge’

Frankfurt Airport opens ‘Animal Lounge’

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Berlin Zoo scandal: scores of animals ‘disappeared’

Berlin Zoo scandal: scores of animals ‘disappeared’

Jilted German swan reunited with paddleboat crush

Jilted German swan reunited with paddleboat crush

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot

Fraudster busted over mobile phone contract for parrot

Berlin plumber gets 7 months in jail for killing cat

Berlin plumber gets 7 months in jail for killing cat

Pandas butchered at Nuremberg Zoo

Pandas butchered at Nuremberg Zoo