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Ash peeked out of her mother's pouch for the first time this month.

An Australian wildlife park welcomes its first baby koala after the devastating bushfires

The Australian Reptile Park named the newborn Ash to signify hope for the country's koala populations.
Pilots transported 29 puppies across the country to start their journey to becoming service dogs.

Pilots are volunteering to fly puppies across the nation on private planes to help them start their training as future service dogs

The nonprofit typically depends on commercial airlines to transport puppies, but volunteer pilots have stepped up to help during the pandemic.
A beluga whale named Whisper has given birth to an adorable calf at Georgia Aquarium.

A beluga whale gave birth at an aquarium and photos showing the mom with her newborn calf will brighten your day

The "not-so-little bundle of joy" weighed 174 pounds at birth, nearly 25 pounds above the average of a beluga calf.
Becoming a foster parent to a pet can be a rewarding, special experience.

Experts answer 9 questions about fostering a pet that you’ve always wanted to ask

Before temporarily bringing home a dog or cat to foster, there are some important guidelines, rules, and tips you should keep in mind.
Medical Detection Dogs trainer Rob Harris (not pictured) runs a training exercise with dog Florin in Milton Keynes, Britain, on March 31, 2020.

Dogs are now being trained to sniff out people who have the coronavirus even before they show symptoms. Here’s how this could work

Each dog could potentially screen up to 250 people per hour, playing a vital role in detecting the virus in places including airports.
The Cincinnati Zoo is selling adult and toddler-sized face masks with the famous Fiona's snout.

You can now buy a face mask that looks like Fiona the hippo’s snout from the Cincinnati Zoo

The Fiona the hippo masks are available in both adult and kid sizes. The zoo is also selling face coverings for fans of sloths, giraffes, and more animals.
Moose has been working as a therapy dog at Virginia Tech’s Cook Counseling Center for six years.

An 8-year-old Labrador retriever named Moose received an honorary doctorate for helping so many students during his time as a therapy dog

Moose, an 8-year-old Labrador retriever, was awarded the honorary degree after six years of service as a therapy dog at Virginia Tech.
Kate Beckinsale is all cat moms right now.

People can’t get enough of Kate Beckinsale’s videos starring her ‘grumpy yet patient’ cats

Kate Beckinsale has posted many videos of her cats during lockdown, including one where she styles Clive's fur like a hairdresser.
Stanley at his new foster home (left); Stanley shortly after he was taken in by Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge (right).

A disabled chihuahua named Stanley has found a ‘kind, loving’ foster home after he was abandoned next to a New Jersey highway

The 8-year-old chihuahua was locked in a crate and left on the side of Route 80. Now, he has a loving foster mom who's getting him back to health.
These "house hippos" require special care due to their lack of fur.

These hairless guinea pigs, known as ‘skinny pigs,’ are like having a mini hippo as a pet

The hairless guinea pigs require special care due to their lack of protection, but are described by their owners as "gentle and loving."