Taken at the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Tomasz Szpila’s hypnotic photo was awarded ‘Category Winner’ in the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 competition’s Wild Portraits section. Two other Polish photographers were also award runner-up in the Landscapes and Under 16s categories.
After seeing one of the newly-hatched chicks plummeting to the ground, quick-thinking researchers from the University of Rzeszów rushed to the rescue.
Janusz Chabior and his actress wife Agata Wątróbska took in the adorable pooch called Henio after finding him in a Polish shelter where he had been sent from Ukraine.
Community cop Fabian Walotek had been on duty when he spotted smoke pouring from a 10th floor apartment block in Sosnowiec, southwest Poland. Hammering on the front door and failing to get an answer he then heard a faint ‘moaning’ sound.
Zoo officials said that with waiting times reaching up to five hours, at one point the crowds became so large the zoo was forced to temporarily close all ticket sales for two hours.
Determined to track down the person who abandoned them, stable owner Justyna Banaszewska set about rallying support from the local community.
After surviving close encounters with Russian tanks and coming under rocket attack, the vulnerable animals and their Ukrainian carers had to endure an eight-hour wait at the border before handing over the precious cargo to staff from Poznań zoo, who were waiting on the Polish side.
Alongside a simplification of rules by Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Polish NGOs have been organizing food collections for the animals, and compiling a list of vets offering free services for pets coming from Ukraine.
Literature loving biology boffins from Łódź decided to name the crustacean Gammarus Stasiuki in honour of Andrzej Stasiuk after finding it in the Poland’s Lower Beskid mountain range, which is also the home of the award-winning writer.
Animal protection organisations held a March for Animals in Warsaw on Monday to mark World Animal Day (Oct. 4).