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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

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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

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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

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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.

World

World

Nenette The Orangutan Celebrates Her 50th Birthday

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Nenette, one of the world's oldest Borneo orangutans in captivity, has celebrated her 50th birthday at a zoo in Paris, where she has lived almost all her life.

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

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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

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

Crime

Crime

Vet Guilty Of 'Deeply Troubling' Animal Neglect

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A Queensland vet has admitted failing to treat his dog's painful dental disease for more than a year and keeping other animals in appalling conditions.

News

News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

World

World

Botswana Reinstates Elephant And 'Predator' Hunting

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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

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

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

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Overbearing Ape Mums Help Sons Find Sexual Partners

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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?

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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

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

World

World

Baby Elephant Rescued From Lake After Getting Lost

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An elephant calf has been saved by forest authorities after becoming separated from its mother.

News

News

An Extinct Bird Species Has Evolved Back Into Existence, Study Finds

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The Aldabra rail became extinct around 136,000 years ago. Now, it's reclaimed its home island.

World

World

Pigeon Flashed By Speed Camera After Zooming Down Residential Street

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A speedy pigeon has shocked authorities after being clocked travelling 15km/h over the speed limit in a quiet German town.

World

World

Ewe Can't Be Serious! Sheep Enrolled At Primary School To Keep Class Open

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They may not know their ABCs but this flock of sheep could actually save a struggling primary school in France.

Good News

Good News

Two Baby Elephants Rescued After Being Trapped In Ditch

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Two elephant calves fell into a deep pit in Galkiriyagama, Sri Lanka and were trapped for hours.

Features

Features

The Devastating Mental Health Toll On Our Veterinarians

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They save the lives of our beloved animals, but vets die by suicide at four times the rate of the general population.

News

News

All The Amazing Things You Didn't Know Kangaroos Could Do

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The roo is an Aussie icon, loved by people the world over. But let's be real, it's a bloody bizarre animal.

News

News

Couple Captures Showdown Between Snake And Gator

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A couple has captured a snake fighting for its life during a dramatic showdown in Florida.

Good News

Good News

Asia's Smallest Wildcat Kitten Found In Field Is So Cute We Might Die

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A rare two-week-old Rusty-spotted kitten was found alone in a field by farmers in India and an effort was launched to reunite the kitten with its mother.

Crime

Crime

House Of Horrors: Multiple Animals Found Allegedly Tortured And Mutilated

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WARNING: Graphic Content

News

News

SHELL SHOCK: Flying Turtle Smashes Into Car Windscreen

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Ever seen a turtle fly? This guy has.

News

News

Straya: Mutant Three-Eyed Snake Found Slithering Down NT Highway

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As if snakes aren't hellish enough, a baby carpet python has been picked up near the Northern Territory town of Humpty Doo, with an extra eye smack-bang in the middle of its forehead.

News

News

Terrifying Giant Seagull Has Swooped On London Traffic

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Let's be honest, all seagulls are kind of freaky. But this bird is truly absurd.

World

World

Monkey In Nappy Spits The Dummy And Bites Person Twice

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A monkey, wearing a nappy has bitten a person twice at a fair in Wales.

Good News

Good News

Adorable New Tiger Cubs Born To First-Time Mum At Dreamworld

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Name a cuter duo, we'll wait.

World

World

The Russian Navy Whale Isn't The Only Animal Used For Military Operations

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A whale found wearing a harness and harassing Norwegian fisherman is believed to have been trained by Russian military as a special operations agent.

Good News

Good News

Canadian Firefighters Rescue A Huge Tranquilised Cougar From A Tree

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Local firefighters from Victoria in British Columbia made a unique rescue this week after they were called to help retrieve a tranquilised cougar from a tree.

World

World

Japan's First Pig Cafe Has Opened In Tokyo

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Japan is no stranger to animal-themed cafes, and now it has a new one to add to its collection.

National

National

Australia To Kill Millions Of Stray Cats By Airdropping Poison Sausages

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There are currently an estimated two to six million free-roaming cats across the country, and officials say they are threatening native wildlife populations.

Good News

Good News

Please Enjoy This Video Of Giraffes Seeing Bubbles For The First Time

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A group of giraffes at Victoria's Werribee Open Range Zoo have been filmed seeing bubbles for the first time.

Science

Science

The Death Of 'China Girl' May Spell The End For Her Entire Species

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The 90-year-old Yangtze giant softshell turtle, known as "China Girl", was the last female of her kind that scientists are aware of and her death may spell the end of the entire species.

National

National

New Aussie Wasp Species Named After Oreos And 'Doctor Who' Aliens

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Because why not.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Dear Vegans: Your 'Peaceful Protests' Don't Inspire Me To Save Animals

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If you thought your Monday morning commute was a drag, spare a thought for those held up in Melbourne’s CBD by more than 100 animal activists conducting what they called a “peaceful” peak-hour protest.

World

World

Record Python Removed From Florida Evergladesssssssssssssss

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A Burmese python measuring over five metres long and weighing 63 kilograms has been removed from the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida.

Life

Life

Yoga With Lemurs Is The Latest -- And Cutest -- Way To Get Zen

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In this day and age, we're all about combining our passions.

World

World

1100 Mutilated Dolphins Washed Up On French Beaches This Year

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*WARNING*: Graphic images.

Beau Pearson

Beau Pearson

Why Stanley The Border Collie Is The Internet Hero We Need

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There's no denying it's been a terrible month for social media.

World

World

Stranded Sea Otter Pups Fly Home On Private Jet

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Mara and Gibson, rescued otter pups, found a new home at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States after being found stranded near the California coastline.

National

National

'Unprecedented': Flesh Eating Disease Wiping Out Entire Species

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In the last 50 years, a single disease has completely wiped out 90 species and caused the decline of 500 more, in what's now considered the greatest loss of biodiversity due to a disease.

World

World

Crikey! Golfers Left In Awe By Giant Gator In Georgia

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An enormous alligator was spotted strolling onto a golf course in the United States on Sunday.

Good News

Good News

This Ambulance Pup Helps Staff Through Traumatic Triple Zero Calls

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At just 13 months old, Solly is being a very good boy. 

World

World

Deadly Horned Pit Viper Snake Seized At Airport

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The customs department in India's southern Chennai airport apprehended a passenger for wildlife trafficking and seized a horned pit viper snake, rare tortoises, iguanas and other animals on Monday.

National

National

A Zoo With Animals Is For Sale, No Experience Necessary

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Victoria's largest regional zoo is up for sale and all the animals are included.

World

World

This Elephant Went Exploring The Streets Of A Small Town And Left Locals Stunned

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A wild elephant got separated from its group, and so just went for a quiet walk through a nearby town.

World

World

Drugged Baby Orangutan Saved From Russian Smuggler

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A Russian man was detained at Indonesia's Ngurah Rai airport in Bali as he was caught trying to smuggle a young orangutan in a suitcase, authorities said.

Politics

Politics

These Pandas Could Be Booted Out Of Australia If ScoMo Wins The Election

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Like most couples, Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Funi have had ups and downs in their relationship.

News

News

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

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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.

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. 

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.

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.