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Man Tests 'All Leashed Pets Welcome' Policy With Giant Steer

1 min read

Only in Texas would a man walk a massive steer straight through the front doors of a pet shop to call the store's bluff.

News

News

New WA Laws Allow Killing Dingoes With Explosives, Green Groups Claim

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Environmental groups claim new laws allow dingoes to be killed using explosives, with calls for the public to take action against "abhorrent" changes to  biodiversity legislation in Western Australia.

Crime

Crime

Man Fined For Shooting Rare, Protected Duck In Hunting Season

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A man who shot a protected duck species during last year's hunting season has been fined $600.

National

National

Koalas Could Go Extinct Without Urgent Help, World Wildlife Fund Warns

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The government should take swift action to save koala populations, the World Wildlife Fund has pleaded, as numbers of the iconic Australian animal continue to fall.

National

National

Desperate Search For Dog's Body Stolen From Vet Freezer

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The body of a beloved family dog who was put down on Monday is believed to have been stolen from the freezer of a local Queensland vet.

Life

Life

How Old Mascara Wands Are Helping Save Injured Wildlife

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Wildlife rescuers are using old mascara wands in a very creative way to save the lives of injured and sick animals.

Crime

Crime

Lizard Smuggling Ring Busted Hiding Reptiles In Milo Tins, Toys, Deep Fryers

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Following a 10-month investigation, authorities have busted an illegal wildlife smuggling syndicate attempting to sell the animals on the black market overseas.

National

National

New Aussie Spiders Are The Size Of A Rice Grain, And Harmless

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Apparently, not every animal in Australia wants to kill you.

World

World

Police Find 1,500 Turtles Wrapped In Duct Tape In Abandoned Luggage

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Police in the Philippines have found about 1,500 live turtles wrapped in duct tape and abandoned at a Manila airport. 

Life

Life

Pig Saved From Slaughterhouse Is Now A World Famous Painter

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A pig, aptly named 'Pigcasso', has become the new flavour of the art world thanks to her stunning works of art.

Good News

Good News

More Than 2,500 Animals Were Adopted During RSPCA 'Clear The Shelter' Weekend

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It's been a bumper weekend for the RSPCA, sending 90 percent of its NSW furbabies to new homes.

National

National

Hidden Heroes: The Unlikely Animals Helping Australians At War

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Animal war heroes come in all shapes and sizes, from the gallant mounted Light Horse Brigade to the unlikely, yet humble, pigeon. 

Good News

Good News

Two Royal Newborns Arrive In Melbourne

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A pair of royal newborns have hatched in Melbourne with the city's aquarium welcoming two king penguin chicks.

National

National

10 Times Steve Irwin Was Outrageously Aussie

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It's been 13 years since Steve Irwin passed away, but time hasn't faded fond memories of the man famous for his love for wildlife and his Australian charm.

Good News

Good News

Tortoise Species Missing For More Than A Century Found On Galapagos

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A living member of a species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

National

National

Man To Be Charged After 'Disturbing' Dog Attack Caught On Video

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WARNING: Some viewers may find the following footage distressing.

National

National

Woman In Critical Condition After Cow Attack

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A woman aged in her 70s has been hospitalised after she was attacked by a cow at a rural property.

National

National

Extinction Of Tiny Aussie Rat 'Shames' Australia To The Rest Of The World

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Bramble Cay melomys, whose small population survived for years on a remote, isolated island, have become extinct.

National

National

RSPCA Call For Help Over 'Brutal' Attack On Dog Caught On Video

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Disturbing video has emerged of what appears to be a brutal attack on a dog in a suburban street of Mackay, Queensland.

World

World

Fears Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans

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It's feared humans could soon contract a deadly disease which has infected wild deer, elk and moose.

World

World

Could Trump's Border Wall Threaten These Fierce Desert Wildcats?

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Trump's wall is designed to stop the flow of people, but what will it mean for wildlife?

National

National

'Australia's Orangutan': Urgent Calls To Protect The Vulnerable Koala

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Australia's koala population is facing the very real threat of extinction similar to that of orangutans in south-east Asia.  

World

World

Man Who Strangled Mountain Lion Describes Life-Or-Death Struggle

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WARNING: Some may find the following distressing.

News

News

A Tortoise Tinder Match – But Hugo’s Taking It Slow

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This Valentine’s Day, a Galapagos Tortoise in a Central Coast wildlife sanctuary has finally found love - online.

Views

Views

In An Aussie First, The ACT May Legally Recognise Animals’ Feelings

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Have you ever wondered what’s going through your dog’s mind when you say the word “walk”?

National

National

Two Months' Jail For Young Dad Who Bashed Puppy And Broke Its Leg

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A young father has been jailed south of Brisbane after he confessed to bashing a puppy and breaking its leg.

World

World

Polar Bears 'Invade' Remote Russian Settlement

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An emergency situation has been declared in the remote Novaya Zemlya islands in northern Russia that have been inundated with up to 52 polar bears.

News

News

A Woman Has Been Eaten Alive By Pigs She Was Feeding

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A farmer has been eaten by the very same pigs she was feeding, after collapsing in their sty.

World

World

Pet Groomer Accused Of 'Strangling' Pets Wants To Keep Working

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A woman in the U.S. who is facing a string of animal abuse allegations related to her pet grooming business has argued she should be allowed to continue working until her trial.

I'm A Celebrity...

I'm A Celebrity...

I'm A Celebrity 2019: #NestWatch Ends In Tragedy

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It was the viral sensation that had the internet captivated, but the digital ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ spin-off #NestWatch had a tragic end.

World

World

Trevor, The World's Loneliest Duck, Dies After Dog Attack

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The small island of Niue in the South Pacific Ocean is in mourning after the death of its only duck, Trevor.

Updated

Updated

Thousands More Dead Fish Wash Up In Menindee

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Thousands of dead fish have washed up in the lower Darling River, where just weeks ago as many as one million fish were killed.

News

News

Here's How Animals Are Keeping Cool In Adelaide's Scorching 47 Degree Heat

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It's hot as hell in Adelaide, and the animals are not going to take it anymore.

National

National

'A Floodgate Of Need': The Hidden Cost Of Owning A Pet In Australia

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Australians have among the highest pet ownership rates in the world. But when it comes to medical care for furry friends -- the industry is in turmoil.

The Project

The Project

Werribee Sewage Farm No Longer Requires Toilet Duck As Mascot

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Great news for birdwatchers who love cross-over hits – there is a Eurasian tufted duck living at the Werribee Water Treatment Plant.

National

National

Horny Funnel-Web Spiders Go Viral On The Web

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These eight-legged freaks have shot to fame after their video was released.

National

National

Dead Fish And Drying Rivers Reveal What's ‘Rotten’ About The Murray-Darling

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A kangaroo struggles to free itself from mud in a cracked lake bed while fish corpses begin to rot.

National

National

S'Not Joking, This Marine Biologist Is Collecting Whale Snot For Science

2 min read

We've all seen or watched the majestic moment a whale comes to the water's surface and strikes a blow.

Life

Life

You Can Now Get Slippers Made To Look Like Your Pets And Please Take Our Money

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If you aren't a pet owner, look away now. Because things are about to get pretty intense in the love for domestic animals space.

National

National

'We Can't Take It Anymore': Farmers Holding Dead 'Century-Old Fish' Want Answers

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Two farmers stand knee-deep in water on the banks of the Darling River lined with dead fish. The smell is "unbearable". 

World

World

Hummingbirds ‘Weaponise’ Bills In Quest For Females And Flowers

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Hummingbirds are perhaps best known for their frenetic energy and their speedy pursuit of sweet, sweet nectar, but it turns out some hummingbirds are ferocious fighters too.

Good News

Good News

Rare Bilby Triplets Bringing New Hope For Endangered Species

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Dreamworld has released the first images of rare bilby triplets who were born just three months ago, and will soon be given their names.

World

World

'Please Take Care Of Sky': Dog Abandoned With Heartbreaking Note

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An animal shelter has taken in one of its "most heartbreaking souls", after a homeless owner couldn't feed their pup.

World

World

Dozens Of Puppies Rescued From Pet Store Fire

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A disaster was narrowly averted when good Samaritans helped rescue 86 puppies from a fire at a pet store.

Life

Life

These Foodie Squirrels Are New York's Answer To The Aussie Ibis

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Take note, humble Bin Chickens -- the rodents of NYC know how to chow down on food scraps with class.

News

News

It’s the annual role call at London Zoo as they begin their stock-take of 19,000 animals

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It’s time to tally the tails and count the critters

National

National

Cane Toads Riding 3.5-Metre Python Apparently Trying To Get A Root

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Horny or hurried? Perhaps these cane toads are both.

National

National

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During NYE Fireworks

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While watching the fireworks can be an exciting way to ring in the new year, it can also be a bit much for our furry friends. 

National

National

How To Protect Your Pets During This Heatwave

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The RSPCA has repeated calls for pet owners to take precautions with their animals as a heatwave sets in. 

Qusay Noor

Qusay Noor

When Millions Fled War, One Man Stayed To Save The Abandoned Cats

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Mohammed Alaa Al-Jaleel is one of many Syrians who have been forced out of their homes amid the country's brutal civil war.

World

World

Dog With Crooked Teeth And No Nose Looking For Forever Home

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Sniffles the dog has no nose and crooked teeth, but carers are hoping he can still find his forever home.

National

National

Spike In 'Humongous' Funnel Web Spiders Looking For Love

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Funnel-web spiders have descended on Australia looking for love, so it's officially time to pack your bags and head to your nearest airport. 

World

World

Birds Overdose On Prescription Pills Dumped At Park

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A goose and a gull are being nursed back to health after eating some of the hundreds of prescription pills that were dumped at a park south-east of Los Angeles.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Here's A List Of Animals That Resemble World Leaders. And Vice Versa.

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I must confess I feel a bit sorry for Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

National

National

Baby Elephant Gets Extra Special Early Christmas Treat

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This festive season is extra special for little Jai Dee.

World

World

Blind, Underground-Dwelling Creature Named After Donald Trump

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U.K. based company, EnviroBuild, bought the naming rights to a newly discovered caecilian to make a political stance against Donald Trump's views on climate change.

Good News

Good News

Legend Vet Dresses As Giant Mouse To Examine Nervous Dog

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Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear onesies and crocs.

Comedy

Comedy

Should You Take Your Cat For Walkies?

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Scientist reckons a leash could make your feline happy

National

National

Breakthrough Treatment Means Sick Pups Live Longer And Suffer Less

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An Australian team is leading the way in using radiation therapy, previously only available to humans, to treat cancers in our furry friends.

World

World

Convicted Animal-Killer Sentenced To Watch 'Bambi' In Prison

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A man who illegally poached hundreds of deer has been ordered to watch Disney's film 'Bambi' at least once a month during his year-long jail term. 

Good News

Good News

Here Are 11 Chunky Animals To Help You Get Through The Day

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Bubble butt, bubble bubble bubble butt.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

Baby Penguins, Royal Hugs And Hidden Proposals: The Good News Of 2018

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Looking back on 2018, it’s very easy to get caught up in the wild, woeful and honestly urgh moments of the year -- many of which came out of Canberra.

News

News

Clucking Hell - Could Your Backyard Chooks Be A Biohazard?

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Urban sprawl and climate change lead to potential disease timebomb

Views

Views

I Have Killed, And I Will Kill Again

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I am just going to lay this one on the line right now: I am a murderer, and I don't care. 

World

World

Move Over Knickers, We Have A New Favourite Cow

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He may be tiny, but he's melting some big hearts.

World

World

World's Oldest Wild Bird Lays Another Egg... Aged Almost 70

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There's no slowing down for this mum, who is still raising chicks well into her sixties.

Life

Life

What's The Buzz With Mosquitoes Waking Us Up?

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Summer sucks. There, we've said it.

News

News

Seals Are Getting Eels Stuck Up Their Noses And No One Knows Why

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Researchers have absolutely no idea what's gone on. None.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

You Might Want To Rethink Taking Your Cat For A Walk

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No-one and we mean NO ONE loves going for a walk as much as dogs, but what about our other furry companions?

National

National

Dead Wallaby Painted Over By 'Callous' Workers Marking Road

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Roadworkers in Tasmania have painted over a wallaby that lay dead on the side of a highway.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Let Me Give You A Steer On What It's Like To Be Too Big

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It’s all very well for you, isn’t it?

National

National

Knickers The Massive Steer Is Just A ‘Little Above The Norm’

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At 194 centimetres tall and weighing in at a whopping 1.4 tonnes, proud owner Geoff Pearson says Knickers has always been a "standout steer".

Entertainment

Entertainment

Meet The Hollywood Animals That Deserve All The Acting Awards

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It doesn't seem fair that there's not a single animal acting category at the Oscars, Emmys, or Golden Globes award ceremonies.

World

World

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles 'Flash Frozen' In Cold Snap

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The turtles were frozen solid like "ice cubes"

Views

Views

The Day I Went To War With Sydney's Ballsiest Bush Turkey

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I come from a long line of servicemen.

World

World

Whale Washes Up On Beach With 115 Plastic Cups In Stomach

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A dead sperm whale has washed up on a beach in a national park in Indonesia.

National

National

Two Turtles Dead After Being Trapped In Rubbish Off QLD Coast

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GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains content that may be distressing for some readers.

National

National

Is This The Bravest Animal Wrangling Cop In Australia?

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An emu, an alpaca and a cop walk into a bar -- stop me if you've heard this one.

Good News

Good News

Poodle Sheep Are Now A Thing And Are Truly Amazing

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A new breed of sheep have made their public debut AND THEY'RE THE CUTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD!!!

World

World

Newborn Baby Snatched And Killed By Wild Monkey

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The 12-day-old boy was snatched from his mother's arms and killed by a monkey in northern India.

World

World

Police Rescue A Lion Cub As Its Owner Took Selfies With It

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The 33-year-old man tried to convince officers the pet inside his green Lamborghini was "just a cat" but they didn't buy it.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Animals In Wildfire

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Sandra Bullock again proved that she really is Miss Congeniality after she made a hefty donation to assist with rescuing the animal victims of the blazes.

Life

Life

Dog Hasn't Left The Spot Where Owner Was Killed For 80 Days

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It's OK, we'll wait while you grab a tissue because we've also got something in our eyes.

World

World

Zookeeper Accused Of Killing Five Tigers And Selling Cubs

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A former Oklahoma zookeeper has been charged with killing five tigers and selling animal cubs.

Good News

Good News

A Beautiful Mandarin Duck Randomly Appeared In New York

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Thousands of kilometres from home, a Mandarin Duck was spotted swimming majestically in a pond in a quiet corner in New York's Central Park.

Halloween

Halloween

These Halloween Costumes For Your Fury Family Are Absolutely Pawfect

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There are enough options for all your fur-babies to feel included in the spookiest day of the year.

World

World

Man Plays Piano To Sooth Ailing, Blind Elephants At Sanctuary In Thailand

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They say an elephant never forgets, and those at Elephants World in Thailand will certainly never forget Paul Barton. Barton is the man who introduced these elephants to classical music.

Style

Style

A Cat Just Walked A Runway In Turkey And It Was Pawfection

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Werk it.

News

News

Please Enjoy This Week's Cutest Animal Videos On Repeat

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What better way to slide into the weekend than with our pawsome round-up the best and cutest animal clips.

Crime

Crime

Pair Face Court Over $21,000 Baby Meerkat Theft

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A man and woman have appeared in a Perth court, charged over the alleged theft of a baby meerkat worth $21,281.

Good News

Good News

Miraculous Animal Rescues Caught On Camera

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If these animal rescues don't put a smile on your face, we aren't sure what will!

News

News

The Little Aussie Legends Facing Extinction

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They’re as iconic to Australia as the koala or kangaroo.

World

World

Lion Around And Living Their Best Lives

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The lions at London Zoo can't get enough of their custom made catnip.

World

World

This Rapidly Declining Penguin Population Is Causing A Flap

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The habitats of the drastically declining African Penguin population is being hit by rising tides caused by climate change

National

National

Family Survive Horrifying Kangaroo Attack

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It will be a birthday Jim Smith never forgets, after he and his family were viciously attacked by a kangaroo on Saturday night.

Good News

Good News

Sea Life Sydney Get Its First Same-Sex Couple, Penguins Sphen And Magic

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Meet Sphen and Magic, or as they’re perhaps affectionately called, Sphengic!

World

World

It's Fat Bear Week In Alaska. Fur Real.

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The grizzlies at Katmai National Park and Reserve in Alaska are chowing down in a race for survival.

Good News

Good News

A Gecko Was Caught Prank Calling People In Hawaii

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Yes, you read that correctly.

World

World

Woman Killed By Bull At Festival Race

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A woman has reportedly died after she was hit by a bull during a race at a festival in France. 

World

World

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Cheeky Animal Filmed Driving Bus In India

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A bus driver has been suspended after a monkey was filmed taking the wheel of his vehicle.