“And they say animals don’t have a sense of humour! Accuse me of being anthropomorphic if you must but I have had too many animal experiences not to believe that they are sentient beings with feelings and emotions.” Malcolm J Ingham worked as a Ranger & Wildlife Officer for over 30 years during which time he, along with his wife Ann, formed the Wirral Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit. Here he tells his stories, some sad, some hilarious of his efforts to become a ranger, of confronting badger diggers and assisting the Police, The National Wildlife Crime Unit & RSPCA Special Operations Unit in the battle to combat wildlife crime, particularly badger digging and baiting.

From the trials and tribulations of a badger release, chasing a deer in Birkenhead, rescuing a Saker falcon off an … More

History is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long way to go. Whether we’re watching a viral video of romping baby pandas or looking at a picture of penguins `holding hands’, we often project our own values – innocence, abstinence, hard work – onto animals.

So you’ve probably never considered that moose get drunk and that penguins are notorious cheats. In The Unexpected Truth About … More