Stray dogs joined thousands of people as they clashed with police in downtown Santiago, Chile, as they continued to demand an educational overhaul in the latest student demonstration since the movement began in 2011
These tiny kittens have been discovered dumped in a cereal box at a bus stop in Australia. Local animal rescuers were alerted when a passer-by saw the box in question moving and heard noises. The kittens are now in foster care and have been put up for adoption
A baby caiman crocodile has arrived in North Queensferry after it was born at Deep Sea World's sister aquarium in Cheshire.
The world's smallest lamb, weighing in at just 2.2 pounds and only as high as a pint glass. Tiny Bobby is so petite he needs round-the-clock care to build up his strength - and is sleeping cuddled up to a labrador in his adopted mum's home
Awirut Nathip sprays water on his crocodile, named Thong which means golf in Thai, in front of his house in Pitsanuklok province, north of Bangkok, Thailand
Game park ranger Chad Cocking took this photograph of a young leopard resting its paw on an impala it had just caught in Kruger National Park, SA. Unfortunately the friendship was not to last and the leopard eventually got bored with its own game and ate the impala.
Tiny 8-week-old tabby kitten Cindy is seen cuddling up to her canine friend, 8-year-old golden retriever Harvey, at the Lost Dogs Home in Melbourne, Australia. The pair have put the difference of their species aside to be the new furry faces of the animal shelter's latest campaign. However, judging by the close paw protective Harvey is keeping around the cute cat the pair are looking for a home together.
A man examines a pigeon with a magnifying glass at a pigeon market in Chongqing, China
Volunteers attempt to free an elephant stuck for 11 hours in a sewage drain at Ugab Rest Camp in Namibia. The animal had fallen into the 3ft by 4ft channel during the night and it took a group of volunteers three hours to fill the ditch with stones, rocks and sand to allow the elephant to step out.
A female Sumatran tiger cub snuggles with her mother, Leanne in their enclosure at San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, California
A British Shorthair kitten plays with a toy mouse during an international feline beauty competition in Bucharest, Romania. The contest, far less enjoyed by the cats than by the numerous visitors, was entered by more than 200 felines.
Photographer Roeselien Raimond spotted these lambs jumping on their mother in a pasture in her native Holland a few miles from her home
Starving orangutans are being rescued from a forest after bulldozers destroyed their home. Among those saved from the brink of death were a pregnant female and a mother and baby who refused to let go of each other during the horrific ordeal. The orangutans were found clinging to the last few remaining trees when the Indonesian forest they were living in was bulldozed to make way for an palm oil plantation.
Shirwane, an Indian lioness, with her six-week-old cubs in their enclosure in Budapest Zoo
A female Rothschild giraffe, named Sandy Hope, stands next to it's mother at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. The endangered subspecies was born on March 22 at the private preserve and breeding ground for wild animals. The giraffe was named Sandy Hope in remembrance of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members.
An elephant comes to the rescue of one of its babies who is being attacked by a pack of hyenas. The elephant is seen charging at the hyenas to ward them off its offspring. These amazing pictures were captured by American photographer Jayesh Mehta in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Lilo the 10-month-old Labrador has been dyed to look like a tiger. Owner Matt Curran from Surfers Paradise decided to turn his pup into a tiger, using animal-safe dye, for his niece's 4th birthday. It took 90 minutes to dye Lilo's coat at Mudgeeraba's Animal Magic Pet Grooming Salon.
A leopard became trapped in a well on the premises of the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India. Wildlife rangers managed to tranquilise the cat and rescue it from the well.
Lambs wearing coats in Herefordshire as they were struggling with the Spring cold weather.