Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Families who bring Christmas trees into their homes should watch out for ticks this holiday season because the tiny blood-sucking, disease-ridden creatures often survive winter temperatures, German daily Bild reported on Monday.

Another tiger attack as woman mauled at zoo

Another tiger attack as woman mauled at zoo

Fire fighters use night vision camera to save child’s guinea pig

Fire fighters use night vision camera to save child’s guinea pig

Mecklenburg wolves allowed to devour €150,000 in livestock

Mecklenburg wolves allowed to devour €150,000 in livestock

Cops play cowboy after cattle block A6 motorway

Cops play cowboy after cattle block A6 motorway

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Double trouble: Berlin’s panda twins get set for public debut

Double trouble: Berlin’s panda twins get set for public debut

Two surviving monkeys from deadly German zoo fire ‘doing well’

Two surviving monkeys from deadly German zoo fire ‘doing well’

Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Update: Lanterns reportedly behind deadly New Year’s Eve fire at German zoo

Update: Lanterns reportedly behind deadly New Year’s Eve fire at German zoo

Fire kills 30 animals at German zoo on New Year’s Eve

Fire kills 30 animals at German zoo on New Year’s Eve

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

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg

Photo of the Day: Meet the gay Berlin penguins who’ve adopted an egg

Zoo showcases ‘gay penguins’ for Munich Pride

Zoo showcases ‘gay penguins’ for Munich Pride

‘A miracle’: Zookeeper lucky to be alive after lion attack near Hanover

‘A miracle’: Zookeeper lucky to be alive after lion attack near Hanover

Baby polar bear makes debut at Berlin’s Tierpark

Baby polar bear makes debut at Berlin’s Tierpark

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

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

Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

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

Sea lions’ nighttime ruckus leads to Cologne Zoo’s first ever squabble with neighbours

Sea lions’ nighttime ruckus leads to Cologne Zoo’s first ever squabble with neighbours

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

Court bans zoo from letting children swim with crocodiles and alligators

Court bans zoo from letting children swim with crocodiles and alligators

Couple who left Germany after Nazi persecution donate $22 million to Cologne Zoo

Couple who left Germany after Nazi persecution donate $22 million to Cologne Zoo

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

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

Europe’s oldest gorilla celebrates 60th birthday in Berlin

Europe’s oldest gorilla celebrates 60th birthday in Berlin

Elephants in Hanover Zoo ‘living in daily fear’ due to beatings by keepers

Elephants in Hanover Zoo ‘living in daily fear’ due to beatings by keepers

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

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

After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts

After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts

Watch Berlin polar bear cub’s adorable first attempts to walk

Watch Berlin polar bear cub’s adorable first attempts to walk

Berlin vs Munich: whose newborn polar bear is cuter?

Berlin vs Munich: whose newborn polar bear is cuter?

Berlin Zoo to have a pair of pandas by next summer

Berlin Zoo to have a pair of pandas by next summer

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after breaking out of cage

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after breaking out of cage

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin

Lions escape from enclosure in zoo south of Berlin

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

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

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

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

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

Zoo calls police after brutal sea lion murder

Zoo calls police after brutal sea lion murder

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

Knut autopsy could help human disease sufferers

Knut autopsy could help human disease sufferers

Three tiny monkeys stolen from German zoo

Three tiny monkeys stolen from German zoo

Pelicans with wanderlust escape German zoo

Pelicans with wanderlust escape German zoo

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

German macaws go forth and multiply in Brazil

Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her life

Breakfast stumble costs Berlin giraffe her life

Berlin ‘too warm to hibernate’ for marmots

Berlin ‘too warm to hibernate’ for marmots

World’s oldest orangutan put down at zoo

World’s oldest orangutan put down at zoo

Newborn white lion cubs are pride of the circus

Newborn white lion cubs are pride of the circus

Nobby and Nela – Munich names polar bear cubs

Nobby and Nela – Munich names polar bear cubs

Flamingos beheaded at Frankfurt Zoo by fox

Flamingos beheaded at Frankfurt Zoo by fox

Wildcats claw their way back from brink of doom

Wildcats claw their way back from brink of doom

Cow injures two in escape from abattoir

Cow injures two in escape from abattoir

Leipzig zoo’s baby gorilla strolls into the limelight

Leipzig zoo’s baby gorilla strolls into the limelight

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

Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

Murderer ate victim’s cat with mashed potato

Murderer ate victim’s cat with mashed potato

Knut autopsy ‘most in-depth’ in animal world

Knut autopsy ‘most in-depth’ in animal world

High street stores ‘sold cat fur hats’

High street stores ‘sold cat fur hats’

Berlin doggy deli sparks howls of ‘decadence’

Berlin doggy deli sparks howls of ‘decadence’

Rare white stag shot and beheaded

Rare white stag shot and beheaded

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar

Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films

Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films

Zoo changes crocodile’s name in political row

Zoo changes crocodile’s name in political row

Second ban for Olympic equestrian champion

Second ban for Olympic equestrian champion

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Thieves ‘steal and rape dog’ in Berlin

Thieves ‘steal and rape dog’ in Berlin

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop

Wolves kill flock of sheep near Berlin

Wolves kill flock of sheep near Berlin

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time

20 dead snakes found in bag, live ones on train

20 dead snakes found in bag, live ones on train

Seal escapes, hangs out with swans

Seal escapes, hangs out with swans

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Berlin’s city bear dies in compound

Berlin’s city bear dies in compound

Shark attack victim fights for life

Shark attack victim fights for life

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Rescued seal pups swim to freedom – pics

Rescued seal pups swim to freedom – pics

Honey spill creates sticky situation

Honey spill creates sticky situation

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Huge German cockerel lands in London

Huge German cockerel lands in London

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

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

Stork lays siege to village with car attacks

Stork lays siege to village with car attacks

Death threats for police who shot Bruce the dog

Death threats for police who shot Bruce the dog

‘Extinct’ frog hops back to life

‘Extinct’ frog hops back to life

World’s oldest Shetland pony dies in Berlin

World’s oldest Shetland pony dies in Berlin

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

Justin Bieber’s monkey becomes ‘German’

Justin Bieber’s monkey becomes ‘German’

Diplomat’s dog bites wife of Korean fat cat

Diplomat’s dog bites wife of Korean fat cat

Cops stop speeding car with dog at wheel

Cops stop speeding car with dog at wheel

Germany pets Justin Bieber’s monkey

Germany pets Justin Bieber’s monkey

Cops call spider man after catching tarantula

Cops call spider man after catching tarantula

Giant spider bites florist

Giant spider bites florist

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

German lake full of dead carp baffles officials

German lake full of dead carp baffles officials

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Organic label calls for return to ‘real farming’

Organic label calls for return to ‘real farming’

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Bear or bunny? Top German lover’s names

Bear or bunny? Top German lover’s names

Leipzig’s baby tapir charms fans worldwide

Leipzig’s baby tapir charms fans worldwide

Frankfurt’s tricky orang-utan gets guard

Frankfurt’s tricky orang-utan gets guard

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus

Fossil-hunter finds ancient hedgehog

Fossil-hunter finds ancient hedgehog

Horses, bears and Ratz

Horses, bears and Ratz

Pig farmers ignore EU animal protection laws

Pig farmers ignore EU animal protection laws

Knut’s real fur used for new museum statue

Knut’s real fur used for new museum statue

Zoophiles protest against German bestiality ban

Zoophiles protest against German bestiality ban

Farm inferno kills herd of 86 camels

Farm inferno kills herd of 86 camels

Eight wriggly white lions and tigers greet world

Eight wriggly white lions and tigers greet world

Sperm whales adopt kinky dolphin

Sperm whales adopt kinky dolphin

Polls, pets, plagiarism, and prejudiced prefixes

Polls, pets, plagiarism, and prejudiced prefixes

Rare white porpoise sighted in German waters

Rare white porpoise sighted in German waters

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots

Bavarians clamour for canine wool

Bavarians clamour for canine wool

German iguana-smuggler caught in Galapagos

German iguana-smuggler caught in Galapagos

Orangutan baby born a star at Frankfurt Zoo

Orangutan baby born a star at Frankfurt Zoo

Doctor developing universal snake bite cure

Doctor developing universal snake bite cure

Woman reports ‘stalker’ pigeon to police

Woman reports ‘stalker’ pigeon to police

Gay sex makes fish more attractive to females

Gay sex makes fish more attractive to females

Berlin’s YouTube pony had grand day out

Berlin’s YouTube pony had grand day out

Germany plans to ban bestiality

Germany plans to ban bestiality

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street

Dog finds giant scorpion on Munich street

Protesters occupy Berlin bear compound

Protesters occupy Berlin bear compound

Man finds roasted pig’s head in pram

Man finds roasted pig’s head in pram

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

200 live tarantulas found in suitcase

200 live tarantulas found in suitcase

Horse carriage crash at fairytale castle

Horse carriage crash at fairytale castle

Finding grace in Alpine avian acrobatics

Finding grace in Alpine avian acrobatics

Chinese wood-eating beetles invade Rhineland

Chinese wood-eating beetles invade Rhineland

Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

Brits jailed for stealing museum rhino horns

Brits jailed for stealing museum rhino horns

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

Wolves freak out soldier with stalking game

Wolves freak out soldier with stalking game

Giant catfish empty rivers, turn cannibal

Giant catfish empty rivers, turn cannibal

Canine lovers protest for dogs’ rights

Canine lovers protest for dogs’ rights

Zoo chief threatened after shooting attack tiger

Zoo chief threatened after shooting attack tiger

Escaped tiger kills zoo keeper

Escaped tiger kills zoo keeper

Flying fish-eating dinosaur unveiled

Flying fish-eating dinosaur unveiled

Load of bullocks ox-trot at bovine races

Load of bullocks ox-trot at bovine races

World’s oldest panda dies a lifelong bachelor

World’s oldest panda dies a lifelong bachelor

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

Polar bear herpes case stumps scientists

Polar bear herpes case stumps scientists

Man missing after rabid bat attack

Man missing after rabid bat attack

Do not tattoo your pony, court tells German man

Do not tattoo your pony, court tells German man

Fans cry foul on soccer team’s poultry ‘kit deal’

Fans cry foul on soccer team’s poultry ‘kit deal’

African swine fever ‘could cost billions’

African swine fever ‘could cost billions’

Two lions ‘poisoned’ in Berlin zoo

Two lions ‘poisoned’ in Berlin zoo

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Daddy dog adopts lion

Daddy dog adopts lion

Squirrel dies despite police olive oil rescue

Squirrel dies despite police olive oil rescue

Boys who cried ‘Tiger’ say sorry for scare

Boys who cried ‘Tiger’ say sorry for scare

Live wolves in dance show ‘the latest shock’

Live wolves in dance show ‘the latest shock’

Only albino fur seal in zoo takes to the water

Only albino fur seal in zoo takes to the water

Police admit phantom croc was ‘a large beaver’

Police admit phantom croc was ‘a large beaver’

Anthrax outbreak kills cows, 50 people treated

Anthrax outbreak kills cows, 50 people treated

Apes escape from enclosure, roam zoo

Apes escape from enclosure, roam zoo

Dolphins need new home as small, old one closes

Dolphins need new home as small, old one closes

Scientists find fish ‘compass’ cells

Scientists find fish ‘compass’ cells

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

Zoo chief ‘had to kill tiger to try to save keeper’

Zoo chief ‘had to kill tiger to try to save keeper’

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

Cleaner in hospital after giant otter attack

Cleaner in hospital after giant otter attack

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

Beekeeper’s illegal castle demolished

Beekeeper’s illegal castle demolished

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Man kills girlfriend’s Pekingese with cleaver

Man kills girlfriend’s Pekingese with cleaver

Berlin put on ‘cranky crow alert’

Berlin put on ‘cranky crow alert’

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper

Family found squirrelled away in a road sweeper

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

‘They’re my dinner,’ says lizard smuggler

‘They’re my dinner,’ says lizard smuggler

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

Camel’s cast a first for Berlin vets

Camel’s cast a first for Berlin vets

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

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

Artist banned from strangling puppies

Artist banned from strangling puppies

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century

Polar bears: lying about their age

Polar bears: lying about their age

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

The white-tailed eagle soars again

The white-tailed eagle soars again

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay

Dürer’s Easter favourite – hare to stay

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

French cat hitches ride to Munich

French cat hitches ride to Munich

Long-awaited elephant baby dies

Long-awaited elephant baby dies

Bee rustlers cause a buzz after two stings

Bee rustlers cause a buzz after two stings

Giant wasp ‘discovered in Berlin museum’

Giant wasp ‘discovered in Berlin museum’

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Dog owners face written and practical tests

Dog owners face written and practical tests

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

Scientist seeks deposits for elephant sperm bank

Scientist seeks deposits for elephant sperm bank

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

First wolf in Rhineland for 120 years shot dead

First wolf in Rhineland for 120 years shot dead

Wolves ‘dine on deer, shun sheep’

Wolves ‘dine on deer, shun sheep’

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Disappearing Black Forest lake returns

Disappearing Black Forest lake returns

Speed trap turned into bird house

Speed trap turned into bird house

Tiny chameleon could be big for conservation

Tiny chameleon could be big for conservation

Cops outfoxed by wily horn thieves

Cops outfoxed by wily horn thieves

Neo-Nazi’s cats caught in bills row

Neo-Nazi’s cats caught in bills row

Scientists discover world’s tiniest chameleon

Scientists discover world’s tiniest chameleon

Sick pups found in van

Sick pups found in van

Virus lays low thousands of farm animals

Virus lays low thousands of farm animals

Bestiality brothels spur call for animal sex ban

Bestiality brothels spur call for animal sex ban

Police pinch pug-pilfering pensioner

Police pinch pug-pilfering pensioner

Munich baby elephant dies before operation

Munich baby elephant dies before operation

Women discover thrill of the hunt

Women discover thrill of the hunt

Cops shoot cat

Cops shoot cat

Man stabs dog to death after row with wife

Man stabs dog to death after row with wife

The Local’s top five animal stories of 2011

The Local’s top five animal stories of 2011

Hundreds of animals die in morning farm fire

Hundreds of animals die in morning farm fire

The Local’s top five offbeat stories of 2011

The Local’s top five offbeat stories of 2011

Oniony pig farts legal, court rules

Oniony pig farts legal, court rules

Bird-killer rips heads off homing pigeons

Bird-killer rips heads off homing pigeons

Baby foreskins could cut animal testing

Baby foreskins could cut animal testing

Five dogs found skinned

Five dogs found skinned

100 snakes found in Cologne hotel

100 snakes found in Cologne hotel

Fox carcass discovery closes restaurant

Fox carcass discovery closes restaurant

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Daddy longlegs on invasion march

Daddy longlegs on invasion march

Pet death services cater to grieving owners

Pet death services cater to grieving owners

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’

Website offers cow killing options for tastier beef

Website offers cow killing options for tastier beef

Scientists begin eel-tagging project

Scientists begin eel-tagging project

Cows can’t go home for fear of Hessian herpes

Cows can’t go home for fear of Hessian herpes

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Bird doused with beer and stuffed in ticket vending machine

Bird doused with beer and stuffed in ticket vending machine

Giant python fossil found in Bavaria

Giant python fossil found in Bavaria

Stuck raccoon causes train delays

Stuck raccoon causes train delays

Jedi the hippo fails to use the force – and returns to the circus

Jedi the hippo fails to use the force – and returns to the circus

US medic training on live pigs faces opposition

US medic training on live pigs faces opposition

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum dead at three

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum dead at three

Battles erupt between Berlin’s polar bears

Battles erupt between Berlin’s polar bears

Fears grow of deadly tropical virus killing blackbirds

Fears grow of deadly tropical virus killing blackbirds

Train wrecked after hitting deer

Train wrecked after hitting deer

Hells Angels boss faces charges over vicious dog attacks

Hells Angels boss faces charges over vicious dog attacks

Dogs bite five people before being shot

Dogs bite five people before being shot

Yvonne the cow forced to give up fugitive life

Yvonne the cow forced to give up fugitive life

Heidelberg home has huge hornet nest

Heidelberg home has huge hornet nest

Police ditching the German Shepherd for Belgian breed

Police ditching the German Shepherd for Belgian breed

Canine detectives show promise in sniffing out lung cancer

Canine detectives show promise in sniffing out lung cancer

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

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

Rare ibis trained to migrate over the Alps

Rare ibis trained to migrate over the Alps

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

French and German mice refuse to play nice

French and German mice refuse to play nice

Dangerous stowaway spider likely dead

Dangerous stowaway spider likely dead

Spider shuts down Saarland supermarket

Spider shuts down Saarland supermarket

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

Leipzig Zoo unveils new home for Heidi the cross-eyed opossum

Leipzig Zoo unveils new home for Heidi the cross-eyed opossum

Animal park welcomes ‘terror bird’ cousin hatchling

Animal park welcomes ‘terror bird’ cousin hatchling

Dog bites sausage-seller after vegan assault

Dog bites sausage-seller after vegan assault

Warming climate causes honeybees to oversleep flower bloom

Warming climate causes honeybees to oversleep flower bloom

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

Nazi plan to teach dogs to talk uncovered

Nazi plan to teach dogs to talk uncovered

Call goes out for bird census volunteers this weekend

Call goes out for bird census volunteers this weekend

Woman puts attacking deer in sweaty headlock

Woman puts attacking deer in sweaty headlock

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life

Live webcam the first to show intimate scenes of eagle family life

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

No babies for cross-eyed opossum Heidi, zoo says

No babies for cross-eyed opossum Heidi, zoo says

Bavarian cowgirl udderly over the moon about leaping Luna

Bavarian cowgirl udderly over the moon about leaping Luna

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

After Knut, Berlin Zoo loses young elephant

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Dog owner guilty of three-year-old’s brutal death by pit bull pack

Dog owner guilty of three-year-old’s brutal death by pit bull pack

Knut to be skinned, plasticized by ‘Dr Death’

Knut to be skinned, plasticized by ‘Dr Death’

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Girl finds boa constrictor in toilet

Girl finds boa constrictor in toilet

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor

Epilepsy killed Knut, says doctor

Zoo defends decision to stuff Knut

Zoo defends decision to stuff Knut

Knut died of brain disorder

Knut died of brain disorder

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

Polar bear star Knut dies

Polar bear star Knut dies

Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

Leopard kills German woman on Namibian TV set

Leopard kills German woman on Namibian TV set

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi makes Oscar picks

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi makes Oscar picks

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

Sandy the penguin finds love among her own kind

Sandy the penguin finds love among her own kind

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Farmers angry over minister’s animal protection plan

Farmers angry over minister’s animal protection plan

Lone wolf attacks 15 sheep overnight

Lone wolf attacks 15 sheep overnight

Cross-eyed opossum on diet to improve health and eye alignment

Cross-eyed opossum on diet to improve health and eye alignment

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

Aquarium to honour octopus oracle Paul with memorial

Aquarium to honour octopus oracle Paul with memorial

Cross-eyed opossum wins legions of fans

Cross-eyed opossum wins legions of fans

Court rules against pet visitation rights

Court rules against pet visitation rights

Leipzig Zoo named best in Germany, runner-up in Europe

Leipzig Zoo named best in Germany, runner-up in Europe

Stem cell hair follicle creates hope for the bald, lab animals

Stem cell hair follicle creates hope for the bald, lab animals

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

Shark kills German woman at Red Sea resort

Shark kills German woman at Red Sea resort

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

Court spares pony Rolling Stones tattoo

Court spares pony Rolling Stones tattoo

‘New horse breed’ which challenged historical theory is a donkey

‘New horse breed’ which challenged historical theory is a donkey

Fire kills animals at Karlsruhe Zoo

Fire kills animals at Karlsruhe Zoo

Donkey helps Bundeswehr fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Donkey helps Bundeswehr fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Psychedelic Berlin art show hosts live reindeer, canaries and mice

Psychedelic Berlin art show hosts live reindeer, canaries and mice

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

Aquarium unveils heir to Paul the psychic octopus

Aquarium unveils heir to Paul the psychic octopus

Paul the octopus oracle found dead

Paul the octopus oracle found dead

Tourists rescued from croc-infested Aussie river

Tourists rescued from croc-infested Aussie river

Hunters given permission to shoot marauding panther

Hunters given permission to shoot marauding panther

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

City decrees mandatory cat sterilisation to curb strays

City decrees mandatory cat sterilisation to curb strays

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Cologne zoo takes action to protect penguins from foxes

Cologne zoo takes action to protect penguins from foxes

Schools use dogs to boost pupils’ grades

Schools use dogs to boost pupils’ grades

Scientists discover rare ape species in Southeast Asia

Scientists discover rare ape species in Southeast Asia

Three-year-old bitten to death by Rottweiler

Three-year-old bitten to death by Rottweiler

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Hungry elephant slings woman across field

Hungry elephant slings woman across field

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

Mating mayflies pose Bavarian traffic hazard

Mating mayflies pose Bavarian traffic hazard

Dead dachshunds pay no bills

Dead dachshunds pay no bills

Inuit block German-Canadian Arctic tests for fear of wildlife

Inuit block German-Canadian Arctic tests for fear of wildlife

Scientists find ‘oldest’ dog remains

Scientists find ‘oldest’ dog remains

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

Paul the octopus gets suspicious citizenship offer from Spain

Paul the octopus gets suspicious citizenship offer from Spain

Europe’s oldest elephant dies at Stuttgart zoo

Europe’s oldest elephant dies at Stuttgart zoo

Paul the ‘psychic’ octopus predicts wins for Germany and Spain

Paul the ‘psychic’ octopus predicts wins for Germany and Spain

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

Ruhr crocodile sightings put Bochum police on alert

Ruhr crocodile sightings put Bochum police on alert

Paul the ‘psychic’ octopus tips Spain to beat Germany

Paul the ‘psychic’ octopus tips Spain to beat Germany

Insect experts see impending mosquito plague

Insect experts see impending mosquito plague

Croc shock for Hessian cops

Croc shock for Hessian cops

Abandoned pets responsible for massive wildlife killing spree

Abandoned pets responsible for massive wildlife killing spree

Court convicts Magdeburg Zoo workers for killing tiger cubs

Court convicts Magdeburg Zoo workers for killing tiger cubs

The Local’s tips for bat conservation

The Local’s tips for bat conservation

The Local’s urban bat watching tips

The Local’s urban bat watching tips

Falcons disrupt Commerzbank ceremony in Frankfurt

Falcons disrupt Commerzbank ceremony in Frankfurt

Urban bats: Berlin’s other nightlife

Urban bats: Berlin’s other nightlife

Woodland sealed off due to poisonous caterpillars

Woodland sealed off due to poisonous caterpillars

Man moons and throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers

Man moons and throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

Living the wildlife in Berlin

Living the wildlife in Berlin

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

Honey bees monitor air quality at Hamburg Airport

Honey bees monitor air quality at Hamburg Airport

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

Lynxes clawing back a bit of German wilderness

Lynxes clawing back a bit of German wilderness

Man marries his dying cat

Man marries his dying cat

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

City invasion of ‘wallpeckers’ a boon for tradesmen

City invasion of ‘wallpeckers’ a boon for tradesmen

Return of Hamburg’s Alster swans signals start of springtime

Return of Hamburg’s Alster swans signals start of springtime

Escaped cobra found dead

Escaped cobra found dead

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Digging into the great dachshund decline

Digging into the great dachshund decline

Hamburg rounds up Alster swans

Hamburg rounds up Alster swans

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Search for escaped cobra costs over €30,000

Search for escaped cobra costs over €30,000

Wild boars run amok through Hamburg

Wild boars run amok through Hamburg

Meet Germany’s spring zoo babies

Meet Germany’s spring zoo babies

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Zoo opens Body Worlds anatomical exhibition for animals

Zoo opens Body Worlds anatomical exhibition for animals

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Castrate Knut, say animal rights activists

Rampaging ‘wild cows’ near A1 autobahn shot dead

Rampaging ‘wild cows’ near A1 autobahn shot dead

Cops bill owner after running over dog

Cops bill owner after running over dog

Berlin police shoot wild boar after biting rampage in park

Berlin police shoot wild boar after biting rampage in park

Berlin’s Green Week begins amid GM controversy

Berlin’s Green Week begins amid GM controversy

Mice invade German parliamentary building

Mice invade German parliamentary building

Poultry producer accused of massive animal abuse

Poultry producer accused of massive animal abuse

Circus trainer returns to ring after tiger attack

Circus trainer returns to ring after tiger attack

Injured tiger-tamer recovering well

Injured tiger-tamer recovering well

Thief accidentally steals circus lion

Thief accidentally steals circus lion

How much bare skin can a bear bear in winter?

How much bare skin can a bear bear in winter?

Filthy flat filled with 300 abandoned guinea pigs

Filthy flat filled with 300 abandoned guinea pigs

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Tidy wilderness rule blocks vultures’ return to German Alps

Tidy wilderness rule blocks vultures’ return to German Alps

Man’s dog finds dead infant along Munich’s Isar River

Man’s dog finds dead infant along Munich’s Isar River

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

‘Elk safari’ backs up A7 traffic

‘Elk safari’ backs up A7 traffic

Obese man dies after refusing zoo X-ray

Obese man dies after refusing zoo X-ray

Wayward elk ‘Knutschi’ found dead

Wayward elk ‘Knutschi’ found dead

Knut slapped by new girlfriend

Knut slapped by new girlfriend

Cranes opt for extended stay on Germany’s Baltic coast

Cranes opt for extended stay on Germany’s Baltic coast

Knut’s Italian girlfriend Gianna arrives in Berlin

Knut’s Italian girlfriend Gianna arrives in Berlin

Bavarian woman claims to own world’s oldest dog

Bavarian woman claims to own world’s oldest dog

Bank refuses to replace €500 note man claims was eaten by his cat

Bank refuses to replace €500 note man claims was eaten by his cat

Hesse unveils fragments of Roman emperor statue found in stream

Hesse unveils fragments of Roman emperor statue found in stream

Alpine farmers furious over marmot plague

Alpine farmers furious over marmot plague

Pack of circus animals freed from burning transporter

Pack of circus animals freed from burning transporter

Scorpion hiding in Vietnamese fruit basket stings young girl

Scorpion hiding in Vietnamese fruit basket stings young girl

Sheep shearers battle it out for fleece title

Sheep shearers battle it out for fleece title

Poisonous snake bites British tourist in Bavarian supermarket

Poisonous snake bites British tourist in Bavarian supermarket

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Mucky mating mayflies block Bavarian bridge

Mucky mating mayflies block Bavarian bridge

Polar bear Knut gets Italian girlfriend

Polar bear Knut gets Italian girlfriend

Police patrol called to check penguins’ papers

Police patrol called to check penguins’ papers

Dead couple’s cat emerges two weeks after landslide tragedy

Dead couple’s cat emerges two weeks after landslide tragedy

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Sea lion mates himself to death at Nuremberg zoo

Sea lion mates himself to death at Nuremberg zoo

Scientists find short-leg gene for dachshunds

Scientists find short-leg gene for dachshunds

Stone martens are coming for your car

Stone martens are coming for your car

The eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger

‘I don’t know of a cow named Merkel’

‘I don’t know of a cow named Merkel’

Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’

Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’

Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Knut to stay at Berlin Zoo

Drunk badger blocks traffic

Drunk badger blocks traffic

Police called to help howling dog find bored parrot

Police called to help howling dog find bored parrot

German mini tracker chip tracks butterfly migration

German mini tracker chip tracks butterfly migration

Taking a bite out of voter apathy

Taking a bite out of voter apathy

Man who shot dog hospitalised after revenge nose bite

Man who shot dog hospitalised after revenge nose bite

Thousands of bird nests along North Sea destroyed by fire

Thousands of bird nests along North Sea destroyed by fire

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

Chimp bites off Berlin zoo director’s finger

Chimp bites off Berlin zoo director’s finger

Hunter faces charges for shooting wolf

Hunter faces charges for shooting wolf

Dog fetches live WWII grenade

Dog fetches live WWII grenade

More artificial reefs planned in the North and Baltic seas

More artificial reefs planned in the North and Baltic seas

Zoo hails gay penguin couple as foster parents

Zoo hails gay penguin couple as foster parents

Scientists find giant crabs have evolved sense of smell

Scientists find giant crabs have evolved sense of smell

Crows attack woman walking dog

Crows attack woman walking dog

Dachshund dies after adopting abandoned baby tiger

Dachshund dies after adopting abandoned baby tiger

Knut custody battle fails before Berlin court

Knut custody battle fails before Berlin court

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Whistling orangutan brings out CD of songs

Whistling orangutan brings out CD of songs

Warming climate making spiders bigger and more fertile

Warming climate making spiders bigger and more fertile

Farmers demand swine flu name change

Farmers demand swine flu name change

Pranksters flag Berlin’s dog doo-doo dilemma

Pranksters flag Berlin’s dog doo-doo dilemma

Horses domesticated more than 5,000 years ago

Horses domesticated more than 5,000 years ago

Berserk bovine injures children after farm break out

Berserk bovine injures children after farm break out

Elephants roam Berlin suburbs

Elephants roam Berlin suburbs

Bees stressed out by spring flower glut

Bees stressed out by spring flower glut

British fascinated by Nazi ‘super cows’

British fascinated by Nazi ‘super cows’

Crocodile on riverbank spooks cops near Berlin

Crocodile on riverbank spooks cops near Berlin

Disturbed woman attacked after jumping into polar bear enclosure

Disturbed woman attacked after jumping into polar bear enclosure

German study shows chimps trade sex for food

German study shows chimps trade sex for food

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

Vechta named egg capital of Germany

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless

Economic crisis leaves many animals homeless

Early end to season for German herring fishermen

Early end to season for German herring fishermen

Dog poo biofuel to power Berlin buses

Dog poo biofuel to power Berlin buses

Celebrity chef butchers live rabbit in front of young audience

Celebrity chef butchers live rabbit in front of young audience

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

Police save 4,200 suffocating trout on Bavarian autobahn

Police save 4,200 suffocating trout on Bavarian autobahn

German tourist attacked by roving pack of dogs on beach

German tourist attacked by roving pack of dogs on beach

Deadly bird flu found in Bavarian wild duck

Deadly bird flu found in Bavarian wild duck

Reward offered for hunter who killed wolf

Reward offered for hunter who killed wolf

Bruno the bear’s half-brother possibly headed for Bavaria

Bruno the bear’s half-brother possibly headed for Bavaria

Farting underwater creatures release greenhouse gases

Farting underwater creatures release greenhouse gases

Rostock politician demands DNA dog poop testing

Rostock politician demands DNA dog poop testing

Siegfried and Roy take to stage with tiger for last hurrah

Siegfried and Roy take to stage with tiger for last hurrah

Monster pig terrifies Hessian motorists

Monster pig terrifies Hessian motorists

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?

Who’s afraid of the Saxon wolf?

Famous lovesick swan goes missing

Famous lovesick swan goes missing

Gourmet jungle cat scat coffee on sale in Hamburg shop

Gourmet jungle cat scat coffee on sale in Hamburg shop

Cold kills five penguins at Nuremberg zoo

Cold kills five penguins at Nuremberg zoo

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

Auction of late Knut zookeeper’s effects sparks ugly family fight

Auction of late Knut zookeeper’s effects sparks ugly family fight

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

Hogs escape truck and create highway havoc

Hogs escape truck and create highway havoc

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Cat billed for GEZ television fee

Cat billed for GEZ television fee

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

Sweden may get Knut

Sweden may get Knut

Knut to leave Berlin

Knut to leave Berlin

Wild boar storms community centre

Wild boar storms community centre

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

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

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

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