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NSW Bushfire Victims Find Sheep Had Given Birth In The Chaos

3 min read

A NSW couple who lost their home to bushfires got some surprising news when they were reunited with their sheep – the ewe was pregnant and had given birth in the chaos.

News

News

Greyhound Trainers Banned For Baiting With Live Possums

1 min read

Three greyhound trainers have been suspended by Victoria's racing industry body for baiting their dogs with live possums.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

How Australia's Animal Hospitals Are Coping With The Bushfire Crisis

7 min read

As the nation deals with multiple bushfire emergencies, animal rescue groups and hospitals have been working behind the scenes. They're coping, but for some, it's starting to take a toll. 

Updated

Updated

Hundreds Of Koalas Burnt To Death During Bushfires In Mass 'Cremation'

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More than 350 koalas were burnt to death as they tried to escape the wrath of bushfires ravaging the NSW coast.

Updated

Updated

CCTV Footage Provides Clues To What Reportedly Happened During Vicious Dog Mauling

2 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Has 'No Regrets' Over Eyeball Tattoo Despite Going Blind

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Same-Sex Penguin Couple Stronger Than Ever This Breeding Season

1 min read

Sphen and Magic, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's same-sex penguin couple, are on their way to becoming parents for the second time.

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News

Meet The Vegetarian Who Became A Butcher

4 min read

Tammi Jonas was a vegetarian for a decade. Now she has turned a full 180 and is a butcher on her very own pasteurized pig farm in Victoria.

National

National

Australia's Horror Month Of Animal Cruelty Leads To Push For National Protection Laws

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October 2019 has been a horror month for despicable acts of animal cruelty and the RSPCA says it's tired of the issue not being taken seriously, calling on the country to be proactive and introduce national laws immediately.

News

News

How Graffiti On Bus Shelters Actually Saves Lives

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Graffiti tags and other forms of vandalism at bus stops are oddly helping to save the lives of billions of birds.

News

News

Investigation Underway Into Bludgeoning Of Baby Goats

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WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT.

World

World

Why Justin Bieber's Cats Will Always Be Banned From Australia

4 min read

They may be ultra exotic and have a celebrity for a father, but they will never be allowed in Australia.

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News

Circus Bear Attacks Trainer As Panicked Audience Members Flee

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A circus bear has attacked and injured its trainer during a performance in northern Russia.

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News

Cat Stabbed 20 Times Before Being Thrown Off Balcony

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A woman has been arrested, accused of stabbing her cat to death before throwing it off a second-floor balcony in Sydney's north-east.

News

News

Turns Out China's Panda Cafe Is Full Of Dyed Dogs

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China is the undisputed home of the giant panda and now it seems the country's obsession has kicked up a notch, with one cafe owner dying dogs to look just like the national treasure.

World

World

'Highly Aggressive' Cow Defies Police In Four-Hour Escapade

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Police in southern Germany have managed to subdue what they described as a "highly aggressive" cow after the animal escaped and went on a lengthy rampage.

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News

One Of The World's Rarest Geese Died At Victorian Zoo

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One of the world's rarest geese was among six animals to sadly die at Victorian zoos in the last financial year.

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Good News

Swimming Kangaroo Rescued From Lake, Jumps Back In

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A marine marsupial was chased down by police on a jetski, but it did not appreciate their rescue efforts, escaping and jumping right back in the drink.

News

News

People Keep Reporting Tasmanian Tiger Sightings To The Government

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There have been eight reported sightings of the Tasmanian tiger in the last three years, ranging from footprints to one walking with cubs.

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News

Girl Wakes Up To Find Kangaroo Swimming In Backyard Pool

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An Adelaide woman has shared video online of a kangaroo that jumped her back fence and hopped straight into her swimming pool.

Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly

If You Get Pet Insurance, You Better Check The Fine Print

6 min read

Lance was a fairly contented cat, except for a pesky kidney crystal that was lodged in his urethra.

National

National

'Saved My Butt': Owners, Vets Speak Out After Pet Insurance Shonky Award

5 min read

Pet insurance has just been handed a Shonky Award for being one of the dodgiest products in the country -- but was it deserved? According to the people that actually use it, it wasn't.

National

National

Desperate Need To Save One Of Australia's Rarest Fish That Walks On Its ‘Hands’

2 min read

They’re bright red, walk along the seafloor on their fins and have a fishing rod fused to their heads -- and there are less than 100 left.

World

World

Teenager Eats Pet Horse After It Died, Calls It 'The Best Meat'

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A horse owner received death threats after cooking and eating her former pet, dressing the dish with mango and chilli, after the steed was put down after a long illness.

World

World

'Zombie Deer' Are Invading After A Mutant Disease, And Officials Are Worried

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It might sound like a scene out of a horror movie, but deer in the US are falling ill to a deadly "zombie" disease -- and officials are trying to stop the spread. 

World

World

Dead Baby Turtle Found With 104 Pieces Of Plastic In Its Belly

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A tiny turtle has died after ingesting more 100 pieces of plastic in just a few weeks of life.

World

World

Pigs Have Been Spotted Using Tools For The First Time

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Following in the footsteps of the dolphin, chimpanzee and sea otter, the humble pig has been observed getting handy on the tools, researchers say.

Views

Views

A Letter To The Magpie I Tortured As A Child

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Dear Maggie,

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News

Say Hello To Taronga Zoo's Cutest New Addition

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Today happens to be both World Animal Day and World Smile Day. If this little guy doesn't make you grin, nothing will.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

If You Don't Walk Your Dog Every Day, You Don't Deserve To Own One

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Last week, the ACT announced supposedly ‘tough’ new laws that will see dog owners held to a new standard of care for their furry friends.

National

National

Lost Dog Found Two Weeks After Car Crash

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A lost dog has been found two weeks after she went missing from a car crash in Queensland.

Perth

Perth

One Of Australia's Cutest Marsupials Returns To Island After Going Extinct

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One of Australia's smallest marsupial species will be reintroduced to Dirk Hartog Island National Park in Western Australia -- the first time since going extinct from the area centuries ago.

National

National

Residents Urged To Protect Their Pets After Bird Murders

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Residents of a Sydney suburb are being urged to protect their cats and dogs after a number of dead birds were discovered on the street. 

Crime

Crime

Man Named 'Sexy Vegan' Accused Of Sexually Assaulting His Dog

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A man named Sexy Vegan is facing jail time for allegedly sexually assaulting his dog.

National

National

Why You Should Take Photos Of Roadkill For Science

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Aussie drivers are being asked to take photos of roadkill they see because 'vehicles are the new predator on the block'.

World

World

Elephant Whose Skeletal State Sparked Outrage Has Died

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An elderly elephant in Sri Lanka, whose emaciated frame shocked and outraged people around the world has died, aged 70.

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Good News

You Can Adopt A Cow To Help Drought Relief

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An Australian charity is offering a lifeline to farmers who are struggling to keep their animals alive during the drought.

National

National

Dr Chris Brown's Mission To Save Wombats From Deadly Parasites Causing Blindness

4 min read

A tiny skin mite is decimating our population of wombats, and Dr Chris Brown is on a mission to stop it.

The Project

The Project

How 'Lionel The Larrikin' Became A Hero Of This Tiny Town

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Lionel Deer is 85 years old, and larger than life. 

Queensland

Queensland

Warning As Heat-Stressed Bats Bring Increased Risk Of Disease Exposure

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Health authorities have issued an urgent warning to Queenslanders to steer clear of heat-stressed bats, because of fears they increase exposure to a potentially deadly disease.

News

News

Kittens And Mother Cat Found Dumped On Railway Tracks

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Train drivers have found five kittens and their mother dumped in a zipped up bag on railway tracks in North Queensland.

National

National

Aussie Research About Cubed Wombat Poo Just Won A Nobel Prize (Kind Of)

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A team of Australian scientists who delivered some long-awaited clarity into why our native wombats poop in cubes, has been honoured with a tongue-in-cheek version of the Nobel Prize.

National

National

'Just Around The Corner': What An Outbreak Of African Swine Fever Would Mean For Australia

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It's been described as "potentially the biggest animal disease the world has ever seen" and it's slowly, but surely, making its way towards Australia.

Ken Winkel

Ken Winkel

Explainer: What Should You Do If You're Bitten By A Snake?

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In October 2014, a 41-year-old man in the Goldfields region of Western Australia collapsed and died within an hour of being bitten by the brown snake he was trying to capture.

National

National

Woman Killed By Her Rooster While Collecting Eggs

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The death of a woman after a rooster pecked her is being used as a warning to other Australians.

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Updated

Man Caught Allegedly Kicking Helpless Dog Until It Vomited

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A man has been caught allegedly assaulting a dog in a violent rampage.

World

World

Rhino 1 - Hatchback 0

1 min read

A tourist has filmed the moment a rhino flipped a car carrying a staff member multiple times at a zoo in Germany.

News

News

'Legend' Postie Saves Pets Trapped Inside Burning Home

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A quick-thinking postman has been praised for saving a house and the lives of two dogs and cats in Sydney's north.

National

National

Up To 44 Wallabies Found Dead In 'Suspicious Circumstances'

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Up to 44 wallabies have been found dead in the last week on a sporting field in Far North Queensland, in what rescuers believe are "suspicious circumstances".

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

What To Do When Kangaroos Attack Your Family

3 min read

This week in NSW, a five-year-old boy was playing in his backyard when a kangaroo tried to "maul" him.

World

World

Farmer Performs Life-Saving CPR On Goat

2 min read

They say farmers will do anything for their animals -- including perform mouth-to-mouth.

World

World

'Beloved' Dugong Rescued In Thailand Dead With Stomach Full Of Plastic

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A beloved dugong that went viral in Thailand has died with a stomach full of plastic waste, officials announced Saturday.

World

World

Vets Remove 32 Rubber Ducks From Dog's Stomach

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A bulldog has had emergency surgery after it wolfed down a whopping 32 rubber ducks.

World

World

Boy On Holiday Finds Tooth Of Mammal That Went Extinct 4000 Years Ago

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A woolly mammoth tooth has been found in Ohio but the extinct species could soon be listed as endangered in a bid to protect elephants from the ivory trade.

News

News

Gay Penguin Couple Adopt Egg To Parent Chick Of Their Own

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Two loved-up male king penguins have been given their chance at parenthood, adopting an egg together.

National

National

Dog Owners Raise Alarm After Pets Poisoned At Popular Park

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Dog owners are being warned to remain vigilant after several suspected dog baiting incidents at popular Brisbane parks.

Celebrity

Celebrity

YouTube Star Under Fire For Uploading Video Showing Alleged Dog Abuse

2 min read

The LAPD is investigating YouTube star, Brooke Houts, after several complaints were made about a video she uploaded which allegedly shows her abusing her dog.

National

National

Is Darcie The Pug Guilty Or Innocent? An Investigation

2 min read

He might look like a placid pooch, but this little pug is at the centre of a ferocious battle with a local council. 

News

News

Woman Makes 'Doggy Bucket List' For Dying Beagle

2 min read

Daisy is battling lymphoma, fluid on her lungs and a heart murmur -- but her human is on a mission to ensure she ends her life happy.

News

News

Man Captures CCTV Footage Of Cat Suffocating Him In His Sleep

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A man said he "couldn't breathe" while sleeping, so set up a camera to figure out what was going on.

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News

Man Claims Contractor 'Sprayed His Dog With Poison' At Park

1 min read

Speaking to 10 daily, Corey Seno said his seven-month-old rescue dog named Bailey "is his life," and he was shaken by the incident at Perth's Rockingham Dog Park.

National

National

These Aussie Animals Who Die From Too Much Sex Are Going Extinct

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There are fears a small, rare marsupial known for its “suicidal mating habits” might be extinct in one of its best-known habitats.

News

News

How Pizza Is Finding Missing Pets

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A pizzeria is putting a new spin on an old concept, adding missing pet fliers to pizza boxes in a bid to reunite them with their owners.

Good News

Good News

Cocky Cockatoo Keeps Woman Hostage In Her Car

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This cockatoo was not letting this woman get away easily.

National

National

Adorable, Endangered Baby Chimp Safiri Born At Sydney Zoo

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Staff at Taronga Zoo have welcomed a tiny new addition to their chimpanzee family: baby Safiri. 

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Good News

Grunt The Pig Is Back Walking The Streets After Council Backflip

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Beloved pig Grunt has walked the streets of Wangaratta, Victoria again, nearly a month after he was slapped with a ban.

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News

Millie The Beagle Reunited With Her Owner After Being Stolen

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Millie was in the backseat of her elderly owner's car when it was stolen from a milk bar southeast of Melbourne. Nearly two weeks later, the pair have finally been reunited.

World

World

Researchers Left Baffled After Fox Walks Between Norway And Canada

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Norwegian researchers say an Arctic fox has walked from northern Norway to Canada's far north, a distance of 4415 kilometres, in 76 days.

News

News

The Animals That Could Kill You If You Eat Them

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Two tragic incidents where Australians died after being linked to eating animals for a dare have turned the spotlight on how dangerous such stunts can be.

National

National

Strict New Laws When Giving Away Or Selling Animals

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Cats and dogs being sold or given away in New South Wales must include an identification number under new laws introduced on July 1.

Crime

Crime

Teen Bound Puppy's Mouth Shut In Shocking Animal Abuse Case

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A Utah woman is facing felony charges of animal abuse after allegedly binding her puppy's mouth shut because she was annoyed with how "noisy" the animal was.

National

National

Rescuers Search For Platypus With Rubber Band Stuck Around Its Neck

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A platypus has been photographed with a red plastic ring around its neck, but sadly search efforts have been hampered by bad weather.

National

National

Leadbeater's Possum On Critically Endangered List, Giving It Extra Protections

3 min read

A tiny Australia possum will remain listed as critically endangered to ensure it remains a 'priority species' for government action, the Environment Minister has announced.

Leigh Ackland

Leigh Ackland

Lab-Grown Meat Could Be The Answer To Our Woes

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For many of us, eating a meal containing meat is a normal part of daily life. But if we dig deeper, some sobering issues emerge.

World

World

Bear Falls Asleep In Wardrobe After Breaking Into House, Locking Itself In

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A sleepy black bear has been found napping in a wardrobe after breaking into a Montana home, locking itself in a room and tearing it apart.

News

News

Bizarre 'Catshark' Sea Creature Washes Up On Victorian Beach

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Beachgoers have stumbled upon a catshark lying on the shores of a popular beach.

Science

Science

'Extinct' Creatures Found Alive By Expedition To 'Lost City Of The Monkey God'

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A research trip to the untouched heart of the Honduran jungle has found species thriving which scientists previously thought extinct.

World

World

This Seal Can Sing The 'Star Wars' Theme

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Scientists have discovered grey seals can mimic human speech and songs using the same sound production mechanisms as people.

The Project

The Project

The Seals That Are Making A Musical Splash

1 min read

These fresh honks are coming to a top ten playlist near you.

Science

Science

A Giant Squid Has Been Caught On Film For The First Time In U.S. Waters

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Scientists have captured footage of a giant squid swooping in to inspect a camera light lure during a research trip in the Gulf of Mexico.

News

News

Bear With Head Stuck In Bucket Rescued By Police

1 min read

A brown bear which got its head accidentally stuck in a plastic bucket was rescued by police.

News

News

Bear Cub Put Down For Getting Too Friendly With Humans

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A baby black bear was 'lethally removed' by wildlife officials in Oregon after it became so used to being fed by humans it allowed the public to get close enough to take selfies.

National

National

Runaway Cow Bursts Into Police Station, Ordered To Moo-Ve On

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Livestock caused udder panic on a busy street on Saturday, as loose cattle in a bad moo-d disrupted traffic and had to be rounded up after escaping from owners.

News

News

Seahorses Under Threat Because Of Human Sex Treatment

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Used in Chinese medicine for their impotence healing properties, endangered seahorse species are facing further decline due to over-harvesting.

News

News

Kangaroo Crashes Are Costing Aussie Drivers $6 Million A Year

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Kangaroo collisions are causing $6 million in damages to cars in Australia every year, according to a new report.

Science

Science

Giant Ice Age Wolf Head Found Perfectly Preserved In Russia

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Scientists have uncovered the head of a wolf, more than 40,000 years old, found in permafrost on the shore of a river

News

News

'Heartbreaking': Giraffes Killed By Lightning Strike At Wildlife Park

1 min read

Tributes are flowing for a pair of beloved giraffes killed by lightning during severe thunderstorms in Florida.

Science

Science

Canada Bans Whales And Dolphins Being Kept In Captivity

2 min read

A law known as the 'Free Will bill' has passed in Canada, banning the captivity of whales and dolphins.

News

News

Local Council Bans Man From Walking His Pet Pig On A Lead

3 min read

Grunt the pig is a beloved Wangaratta local, but his days could be numbered after the council banned him from strolling the streets -- even on a lead.

World

World

Rare White Tiger Among Four Abandoned By Mother After Birth

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Four Bengal tiger cubs, including one extremely rare white cub, have been rescued after being abandoned by their mother.

10 News First

10 News First

Woman Says She Was Refused Rideshare Because Of Assistance Dog

2 min read

Disability support worker Sandii Rogers said she was left feeling angry and ashamed after being refused a lift with two rideshare services in one night because of her assistance dog, Tess.

World

World

Forget Real Animals, This Circus Is Turning To Holograms Instead

1 min read

Horses, elephants, monkeys and lions have all been circus staples for decades, but one big top in Germany has shunned tradition, swapping flesh and blood for holograms.

World

World

Rare Albino Panda Caught On Camera For First Time

1 min read

Chinese researchers have photographed a rare white giant panda for the first time ever in the wild.

Sport

Sport

Search Underway For 'Oxygen Thief' Who Drop Kicked Cat

1 min read

Extremely disturbing video has emerged of an idiot kicking a cat.

World

World

Botswana Reinstates Elephant And 'Predator' Hunting

2 min read

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting, stating that a rise in "human-elephant conflict" and a rise in the number of predators has made shooting animals necessary.

Crime

Crime

Horrific Find: Dozens Of Trafficked And Abused Animals Discovered

1 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weightlifter's Leg Snaps As He Tries To Squat 250kg

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Overbearing Ape Mums Help Sons Find Sexual Partners

2 min read

No, you didn't read that wrong -- a new study has found that bonobo mothers will do absolutely anything to ensure their son mates with a fertile female.

National

National

Could Free Range Actually Be Bad For Chickens?

3 min read

We know keeping chickens in cages is a no-no, but the jury is out as to whether free range systems are a much better alternative.

World

World

Chilled Policewoman Marches Feisty Emu Back To Its Owner

1 min read

Police in Phoenix, Arizona responded to a call about a "large bird loose".