In Pictures: Animal antics lift spirits during difficult year

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The UK in 2020 has been a very different place for us all but life in the animal kingdom went on as usual, whether in the wild or in captivity.

And pictures of what our furry and feathered friends have been up to helped to lift many spirits during the difficult times. Here are some highlights from the year:

January

Sea Otters to come to Birmingham
Sea Otters to come to Birmingham
British bulldog rides skateboard
British bulldog rides skateboard

February

Blair Drummond lion cubs
Blair Drummond lion cubs
New polar bear at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park
New polar bear at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

March

Baby elephant at Chester zoo
Baby elephant at Chester zoo

April

Britain’s oldest penguin
Britain’s oldest penguin
Coronavirus – Thu Apr 30, 2020
Coronavirus – Thu Apr 30, 2020

May

Nesting woodpecker
Nesting woodpecker
Blair Drummond Safari Park 50th anniversary
Blair Drummond Safari Park 50th anniversary

June

Coronavirus – Mon Jun 29, 2020
Coronavirus – Mon Jun 29, 2020

July

Cheetah cubs at Colchester Zoo
Cheetah cubs at Colchester Zoo

August

ZSL London Zoo annual weigh-in
ZSL London Zoo annual weigh-in
Ultra rare Albino Hedgehog rescued
Ultra rare Albino Hedgehog rescued

September

Baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo
Baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo

October

Grey seal pupping season
Grey seal pupping season
Halloween 2020
Halloween 2020

November

Starling Murmuration
Starling Murmuration
PDSA Dickin Medal for valour
PDSA Dickin Medal for valour

December

Christmas at the Wildwood Trust
Christmas at the Wildwood Trust

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