Plenty of love on the inside.

They might not be the prettiest of animals but when it comes to friendliness, the hairless Sphynx is the cat’s whiskers. A survey of different types of cat found the pedigree breed to be the most affectionate, whereas Britain’s most common variety – the non-pedigree shorthaired domestic moggy – is the most unfriendly.

Born to be free!

Christian: Born to be free

In 1969 Ace Bourke and John Rendall were two young Australian travellers who had just arrived in London when they bought a lion cub from Harrods department store. It was an impractical “impulse” buy, but while he was a cub they felt they could look after him as well as anyone, and do their best…