This is at the GW Zoo in Oklahoma.
Kya the lioness hopes to turn baby Jack into a snack, but this isn’t the little zebra’s Jack’s first trip to the zoo.
A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This brown rat’s angry display at the photographer reflects 73 generations of breeding for hostility to humans. Scientists at Novosibirsk and in Germany are comparing the aggressive rat genome to that of rats selected for friendliness, attempting to untangle connections between DNA and behavior.
Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.
A lion kisses the person that rescued him…
Casting an image that will inspire England’s own lions the majestic cat plays with his favourite football at his enclosure in Johannesburg Zoo. Footy mad Triton, an 11-year-old male who was born at the zoo, likes soccer so much he refuses to play ball with any of the seven females he shares his enclosure with.
The dramatic rescue, captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot, was played out in Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve.
A Ukrainian zookeeper plans to spend five weeks living in an enclosure with two lions to raise funds for the zoo.
Alexander Pylyshenko, who entered the lions’ enclosure on Tuesday, said he plans to spend the next 35 days painting pictures of the lions which he will sell to raise money for new buildings.