Jackdaw’s reaction to being caught amuses thousands on social media

The bird in question fell down a chimney after causing mischief by dropping sticks into the house.

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Safari park monkeys enjoy treat-filled Easter eggs

The enrichment activity for barbary macaques forms park of seasonal events at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

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WikiLeaks confirms Assange’s cat is safe

The cat had joined the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorian embassy in May 2016.

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Ian the baby fox rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in wall

Fire crews in west London helped to free the animal, which was said to be distressed but unharmed.

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The Cure’s Robert Smith goes viral in deadpan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame clip

The goth rock pioneer was in New York on Friday to receive the award but was significantly less excited than his interviewer.

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Pit bull rescued after getting stuck in pipe while chasing opossum

Rocky was wedged 100 feet into the pipe before rescue services got to him.

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Owl that was presumed dead revived with hairdryer

The screech owl from California was right as rain after a quick blow dry.

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Sumatran tiger cubs explore jungle habitat in Sydney zoo

Sumatran tigers are the most critically endangered tiger subspecies.

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Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk cancelled due to spacesuit size issue

Astronaut Nick Hague will go instead of Anne McClain following a change of spacesuit size requirements.

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Lego builds McLaren Senna from nearly half a million bricks

Painstakingly crafted supercar is the first Lego model to incorporate parts from a real car

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European politicians calling time on seasonal clock changes

The proposal will go forward to member states but could come into law in 2021.

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Climber who uses colostomy bag to lead Himalayan expedition

Mick Fowler, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, will begin his ascent of the mountain next month.

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5 of the best European bars for drinking beer, including a local Dublin favourite

From bottled brews to craft creations on tap, Sarah Marshall reveals the top drinking establishments to sup in this spring.

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British Airways passengers mistakenly flown to Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf

The flight took off from London City on Monday morning then went to Scotland rather than Germany due to a paperwork error.

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Owners bring their pet bull shopping with them

The bull’s owner decided to test the pet shop’s “all leashed pets are welcome” policy.

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‘Wonderful’: Dog with glaucoma given his own guide-dog puppy

Charlie, an 11-year-old dog with glaucoma, now has his own guide dog for help and companionship.

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Watch as this two-week-old giraffe ventures outside for the first time

Mburo has spent the first couple of weeks of his life at Chester Zoo inside bonding with his mother.

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Elderly man saved after webcam viewer spies him floating in river

It’s not yet known how the man ended up in the water in the first place.

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Ireland and the UK have 4 nominees for European Museum of the Year: Here’s what you need to know

Climate change simulators, ancient automobiles, and a vastly important military pencil.

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Lake Michigan covered in shards of ice as spring thaws its surface

The lake in the US Mid West has been frozen for most of the winter.

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First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

Google said the Doodle uses machine learning to ‘harmonise the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style’.

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‘Persistent’ koala jumps into man’s car in Australia and refuses to get out

Wine-maker Tim Whitrow says the ‘feisty little fella’ probably wanted to enjoy the air conditioning.

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Whipsnade Zoo welcomes two ‘rare’ baby wolverines

The kits have been nicknamed Logan and Hugh by keepers.

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Zoo celebrates breeding success of Thao whipping frog

A photograph shows a young Thao whipping frog on top of an adult of the same species.

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Social media users reveal best sleep-talk they have overheard

Sometimes sleep can make people say the strangest things.

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Last Supper painting and cat among items left behind after Uber journeys

Forty-five pieces of fried chicken and a fake skull were also named on the bizarre forgotten items list.

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Lost cuddly toy snake gets VIP treatment before being returned to four-year-old

The stuffed python toy required a little assistance from the veterinary team before heading home.

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Steph Curry releases trainers co-designed by inspirational nine-year-old girl

Riley had written to the star to ask why she couldn’t find his trainers under the girl’s section of the Under Armour website.

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California mother pays for firefighters’ frozen yoghurt in act of kindness

The firefighters in Fontana, California, were surprised but pleased to accept the free treat.

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People are sharing the stories of when their pets have understood them

Sometimes it seems as if your pet can understand you on a deeper level than you think.

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Read this amazing backwards poem by a dyslexic 10-year-old school child

The verse struck a chord on Twitter, where it has been liked more than 100,000 times after being shared by the pupil’s teacher.

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German town defends seizing family’s pet pug and selling it on eBay

The family in question had allegedly failed to pay its debts to the town, including a dog tax.

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Gaming fans celebrate Pokemon Day 23 years after title’s debut release

There is cause for further celebration after Nintendo announced two brand new games are planned for this year.

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Get ready #Hinchers - Mrs Hinch is coming to Dublin

Good news #Hinchers - here is your chance to meet Mrs Hinch herself.

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Uber driver creates ‘conversation menu’ to customise passengers’ rides

If you like to keep yourself to yourself, you can opt for a ‘silent ride’ in this cab.

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Polar bear cub prepares to meet her public

The female cub was born at Tierpark Berlin in December and visitors should be able to see her for the first time in the next few weeks.

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Baby Madagascan tortoises ‘the size of golf balls’ hatch at Chester Zoo

Two rare Madagascan tortoises have hatched from their eggs after an incubation of 100 days.

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Peta faces backlash after criticising Steve Irwin on his birthday

‘Steve Irwin’s actions were not on target with his supposed message of protecting wildlife.’

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Premature baby ray ‘hatches’ after two months in a plastic sandwich bag

The delicate creature settled into tank life after it was born almost a month early in December.

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Teacher honoured after cutting waist-long hair in support of bullied pupil

When five-year-old Prisilla Perez said she was being bullied for her pixie cut, teacher Shannon Grimm took action.

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Snow sport enthusiasts test ski slope above incineration plant in Denmark

The lower half of the slope was open for two days of test runs.

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This Meath singer is singing about KFC and AliExpress and people are loving it

County Meath singer-songwriter, Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson aka CMAT, has found that just being herself is hitting the right note.

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Husband creates stunning flower that will 'never fade' for his wife

It can be hard to think of thoughtful and unique gifts for loved ones but this man has come up with something very special for his wife.

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Watch: ‘Gorgeous’ four-week old tiger cubs bond with their mother

It all gets a bit much for first-time mother Kartika.

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‘Cheery’ baby polar bear receives first examination at Berlin zoo

The baby girl has been given her vaccinations and received a full medical check-up.

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Check out these amazing historic images as they come to life thanks to a unique animation project

From a market day in Limerick city in 1904 to children outside a school in Co Monaghan in 1905, a series of historic Irish images have been brought back to life as part of a unique animation project.

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This guy’s tale of flowers at work will give you second-hand embarrassment

He thought they were for him on his first day in the job – nobody had the heart to tell him the truth.

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‘Amazing success and survival story’ as cat recovers from being frozen in snow

Fluffy the cat was brought in to the Animal Clinic of Kalispell in Montana ‘frozen and unresponsive’.

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Do you recognise this video found on a USB stick in seal poo from 2017?

Officials in New Zealand are searching for the owner of footage found in leopard seal scat on a South Island beach.

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Crocodile spotted wandering streets of Australian town amid ‘unprecedented’ flooding

Residents are being warned that snakes and crocodiles could turn up in “unexpected places”.

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Yoko Ono asked Twitter for life advice – the responses were surprisingly helpful

‘If you wait until ten minutes before Tesco closes, you can buy an entire birthday cake reduced to 50p’.

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Police rescue flock of sheep from Yorkshire garden

‘Hope the culprit is caught and put behind baahhs,’ quipped one commenter.

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Man charged with insurance fraud after ‘fake fall’ is caught on camera

Alexander Goldinsky is seen throwing ice onto the floor of workplace cafeteria in bizarre incident.

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Meet Sugar: the podgy pug who weighs the same as a toddler

New owner puts corpulent canine on a diet in a bid to shed pounds and improve her life.

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People share their annoyances with #ThingsIWouldBan

Responses included everything from bad manners to pineapple on pizza.

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Watch BMX star with fear of heights drop from helicopter to hotel roof

Kriss Kyle also rode his bike down some pretty cool water slides.

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Dog re-united with owner after four years

The Staffordshire bull terrier, originally from Blackpool, was stolen in 2014 and ended up in Kent.

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