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Britain’s oldest dog is still going strong at 147 in human years

A former stray dog named "Queenie" is thought to be Britain's oldest dog at the grand age of 21 in dog years.

That's an impressive age of 147 in human years.

The ageing terrier loves to go for walks in the forest and playing in the garden – and although she is relatively healthy, she does have a few ailments.

Queenie shares her home with two other old terriers – Bonnie, 10 and Bo, 12 – a collective age of 43.

The trio were adopted by Bridget Pike, who works at the Dogs Trust in Salisbury, Wilts.

Bridget said: "Queenie is one tough cookie. Despite the fact she can't run around like she used to, she loves to be out and about in the fresh air.

"I got her a doggy pushchair that I can put her in when she's had enough of walking but still wants to be outdoors.

"She's almost completely blind but there's nothing wrong with her sense of smell.

"She knows if I haven't topped her dog food with cooked chicken and stands there looking up at me until I add it to her food!"

Queenie spent the first two weeks hiding in the dining room after Bridget adopted her.

But she soon came out of her shell and gradually ventured into other areas of the home.

She has now well and truly landed on her paws and Bridget says she's an "amazing dog" who enjoys her food, getting an early night and the occasional "mad five minutes".

Bridget is now keen to encourage people to not overlook the golden oldies in rescue centres who are looking for a second chance.

She added: "I feel so privileged to have been able to offer Queenie a happy home in her later life – I just wish I could have done it sooner."

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Fearless wolverine takes on two wolves on its own in battle for survival

Incredible footage has emerged of a fearless wolverine fighting against two wolves in the icy Russian tundra.

At the beginning of the clip, one wild wolf rests on a snowy slope while its pal patrols around the area on the top.

As one of them goes further behind the slope, a tiny wolverine comes into view and approaches the crouching wolf.

The wolverine, also known as the "mountain devil", circles around its enemy and hisses at the snarling creature in a tense face-off.

With a body size almost half of the deadly predator, the plucky wolverine charges at the wolf in an unexpected attack.

The larger animal quickly defends itself until the other wolf runs over to help. They both attack the wolverine which stands its ground.

After a standoff, the outnumbered creature walks away in one direction as the pair of wolves remains on the icy slope after apparently claiming the territory.

The intense fight was filmed in the northern Russian tundra on March 16 and the footage has been viewed more than 200,000 times on YouTube channel "Yamal Hunter".

Viewers were surprised to see the wolverine coming at the wolves "like a beast".

Most of them said the footage "caught the animal fight at the right moment".

Wolves are considered one of the main predators for wolverines and they constantly claim their territory.

However, despite being small, wolverines have powerful jaws, sharp claws and a thick hide which helps them to protect themselves from predators.

According to reports, grey wolves have killed a large number of wolverines in both North America and Eurasia.

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