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The Project

The Project

These Penguins Are More Cultured Than You

1 min read

Humans aren’t the only animals bored in lockdown.

Pets

Pets

The Reality Of Saying Goodbye To A Dog When You Work In A Rescue Shelter

4 min read

For all the compassion and kindness it takes to work at a dog rescue, you must also have incredibly thick skin.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Sixth Cat Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Catching It From Owner

2 min read

A cat in Spain has become the sixth feline to be detected with the disease globally.

News

News

Brutus, Australia's Oldest Hippo, Dies At Adelaide Zoo

1 min read

Brutus, Australia's oldest hippopotamus has died at the Adelaide Zoo.

National

National

Never-Before-Seen Video Solves Mystery Of Koala Drinking Habits

3 min read

Australian researchers have solved the mystery of how koalas prefer to drink water in the wild.

Good News

Good News

More Than 150,000 Flamingos Paint Major City Pink During COVID-19 Lockdown

2 min read

Animals of all shapes and sizes are reclaiming parts of the Earth that have long been rendered less inhabitable by human activity.

National

National

This Is How Much It Costs To Keep A Zoo Open

6 min read

Zoos and aquariums across Australia have been forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis, but the animals inside still need to be fed and cared for, and that's no cheap feat.

Good News

Good News

WATCH: Male Koala's Serenade Is Like 'Sinatra To The Girls'

2 min read

The somewhat alarming bellow of a male koala has been described as ‘Sinatra' to koala females, and is music to the ears of zookeepers hoping for good breeding seasons.

World

World

'Bored' Kookaburra Keeping English Town Laughing

1 min read

While Australians may be used to the sound of the kookaburra’s laugh, it is not usually heard in the United Kingdom.

Good News

Good News

New Hope For Native Species 'On Brink Of Extinction' After Devastating Bushfires

3 min read

There is new hope that one of Australia's endangered species may be "brought back from the brink of extinction" after the tiny dunnarts were discovered at a new site on the bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Animals Reclaim The Streets With Humans In Lockdown

2 min read

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps millions of people indoors, wild animals are roaming the once-bustling, now deserted streets. 

World

World

Zoo Says It May Have To Slaughter Animals To Feed Other Animals

1 min read

The shutdown of businesses over the coronavirus pandemic has plunged German zoos into a financial crisis as visitors are banned, leading one to consider drastic measures.

Good News

Good News

'A New Best Friend': Australians Turn To Pet Adoptions To Ward Off Isolation Blues

1 min read

With more Australians staying at home due to stricter confinement rules, some are now turning to adopting and fostering pets as new companions to see out their isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

No Kidding: Wild Goats Take Over Empty Streets Of Town In Lockdown

2 min read

A herd of wild goats has taken over the deserted streets of a seaside town of Llandudno, Wales, as citizens remain in their homes to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Good News

Good News

WATCH: Farmer Installs Doggy Door Under His House For An Unexpected Resident

1 min read

When a farmer had to board-up the bottom of his home, he was sure to include a doggie for an Australian native living underneath his house.

Good News

Good News

How Butter The Dog Changed The Lives Of Dementia Patients Living In Care

2 min read

People living with dementia often have to give up their pets to enter a facility with the care they need, so this country aged-care centre adopted a dog for them.

The Project

The Project

Prize-Winning Dog Defecates On Victory Lap

1 min read

You dirty dog.

Crime

Crime

WATCH: Thousands Of Baby Turtles Saved From Animal Trafficking By Sniffer Dog

1 min read

Authorities in Colombia busted an animal smuggling ring out of the country, rescuing thousands of native matamata turtles.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Vet Refuses To Euthanise Pets Over Coronavirus Fears As Misinformation Spreads

6 min read

Pet owners are asking for their animals to be euthanised amidst coronavirus panic, but can dogs actually catch and spread the deadly infection?

National

National

'Absolutely Rotten': Cat Owners Claim Popular Pet Food Made Their Kittens Sick

7 min read

Some Aussie cat owners have claimed a popular brand of pet food made their kittens sick -- as experts are waiting to see whether an inquiry into the industry will bring change.

News

News

The Circle Of Life: Four Adorable Lion Cubs Born At Monarto Safari Park

1 min read

The roarsome foursome was born between Sunday evening and Monday morning at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park.

National

National

The RSPCA Is Offering $29 Adoptions Across The Country This Weekend

2 min read

If you've been tossing up welcoming a four-legged friend into your home, this weekend is the perfect time to take the leap.

World

World

Park Partially Closes Due To Snake Orgy On Valentine's Day

1 min read

A park in Florida has been forced to partially close after hordes of serpents were spotted mating in the grass.

News

News

Incredible Image Shows Mice Brawling Over A Crumb At Train Station

2 min read

A photo of two tiny mice squabbling over crumbs on a station in London Underground has won Sam Rowley the people's choice category of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

National

National

WATCH: 'Massive Shark' Spotted In Sydney Lagoon

2 min read

What many believe to be a shark fin was spotted in a Sydney lagoon on Monday, just metres from homes and where locals had been kayaking and swimming earlier in the day.

Good News

Good News

Can Aussie Animals Predict When Rain Is Coming?

1 min read

Humans have used all kinds of lore to predict weather, but given the current drought, a few recent signs haven’t gone unnoticed.

National

National

Tiny Endangered Frogs Miraculously Survive NSW Bushfires

2 min read

Rescue teams held little hope for Australia's super cute black and yellow amphibian after fire tore through its habitat in the NSW Snowy Mountains. But they were dealt a miracle. 

National

National

Australia's Cats And Dogs Are Getting Dangerously Fat

3 min read

As Australia grapples with an obesity epidemic, excessive weight gain is also a problem affecting almost half the nation's pets.

Good News

Good News

Seal's Never-Before-Seen Underwater 'Gunshot' Clap Leaves Scientists Stunned

1 min read

Footage from an international study led by Monash University has captured a gunshot-like sound made by grey seals clapping underwater.

National

National

'Koala Massacre': Government Investigates After Dozens Of Koalas Found Dead

4 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Dale Nimmo

Dale Nimmo

Tales Of Wombat 'Heroes' Have Gone Viral. Unfortunately, They're Not True

5 min read

If you’ve been following the bushfire crisis on social media and elsewhere, you may have seen reports of benevolent wombats herding other animals to shelter into their fire-proof burrows.

National

National

Echidnas’ Nifty Bushfire Survival Tactic May Not Be Enough

2 min read

The ‘hide and hibernate’ instinct is known to save echidnas from bushfire; however, experts fear the current fires may be too extreme even for them to hide from.

National

National

'Should Be Absolutely Ashamed': Woman Mourns Death Of Beloved Dog On Qantas Flight

4 min read

A woman has been left devastated after her Boxer dog, Duke, died while being transported on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Brisbane.

Mark Graham

Mark Graham

I’ve Seen The Worst Of The Wildlife Devastation. Here’s Why I Think There’s Hope.

6 min read

Australia is the only “developed” mega-biodiverse nation on the planet.

World

World

Baby Pygmy Hippo Gives Hope For Endangered Population

1 min read

Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding program for the endangered species.

National

National

These Are The Animals Most At Risk During The Bushfire Crisis

7 min read

Eighty per cent of the one billion animals predicted to die during the bushfire crisis will be reptiles, experts warn, with koalas making up the tip of the iceberg. Here are the species most under threat this summer.

News

News

School Gym Turns Into Makeshift Koala Hospital

2 min read

Bushfire-ravaged koalas are being cared for in a school gym in Adelaide's north east, as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the population.

Dale Nimmo

Dale Nimmo

The Astounding Tricks Animals Use To Survive Bushfires

7 min read

Have you ever wondered how our native wildlife manage to stay alive when an inferno is ripping through their homes, and afterwards when there is little to eat and nowhere to hide?

Good News

Good News

How A Bull Who Thinks He's A Dog Became A Household Pet

2 min read

A Sydney dog-trainer has drawn attention on her beach walks after she adopted a calf with an extra chromosome.

National

National

Horse Owner Shares Alarming Vision Of Snakebite As Warning To Others

2 min read

WARNING, DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: An Australian horse owner has shared a devastating video of her filly collapsing due to the symptoms of being bitten by a tiger snake.

World

World

More Than 30 'Nearly Extinct' Zoo Animals Killed In New Year's Tragedy

3 min read

A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 killed more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said.

Updated

Updated

'Our Prayers Were Answered': Mogo Zoo And Animals Saved From Inferno

2 min read

A last-minute wind change and a comprehensive fire plan have managed to get all the animals and people at Mogo Zoo through the worst of the passing bushfire.

News

News

Sea World's 'Much-Loved' Polar Bear Liya Has Died Unexpectedly

1 min read

Liya, the Russian-born polar bear who spent most of her life on the Gold Coast, has died at age 19.

World

World

The World's Oldest Black Rhino Has Died

1 min read

Fausta, the oldest free-ranging black rhino in the world, has died in Tanzania.

Good News

Good News

Because You Need It, Here's Lots Of Cute Animals Celebrating Christmas

4 min read

Because we can all do with a bit of nice Christmas cheer right now.

Good News

Good News

Good Samaritan Gives Helping Hand To Dehydrated Possum In Melbourne Heat

2 min read

A Good Samaritan has been filmed helping out a very thirsty possum who found its way to a busy shopping centre west of Melbourne.

National

National

Rare Sighting Offers Hope For Critically Endangered Bird That Can't Flee Fire

5 min read

This chicken-like native faces severe risk of extinction from fire but work is underway to protect the Malleefowl.

Life

Life

These Are The Top Three Most Insured Dog Breeds In Australia

3 min read

Across Australia, there are about five million dogs that are kept as pets and, as man's best friend, they hold a very important place in every household.

Good News

Good News

Hidden Farm Camera Films Unexpected Visitors Dropping In For A Drink

2 min read

A family-run emu farm in Central West NSW was about to shut off its troughs due to drought until video revealed native animals, including an echidna and six-foot goanna, were relying on it for water.

News

News

Kittens Found Abandoned On Roadside In Taped-Up Box

1 min read

Three kittens have been rescued from a taped-up box left on the side of the road in the NSW Hunter Region.

National

National

Watch: Deadly Eastern Brown Snake Caught In Cat's Collar

2 min read

Kit the cat surely used one of his nine lives after the world's second most venomous land snake became stuck in his collar.

News

News

Scientists Have Created Monkey-Pigs In A Lab

1 min read

A team of scientists in China successfully created two chimera piglets containing the DNA of macaque monkeys.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

Whales Are The Hard Working Garbage Collectors Of The Sea!

5 min read

Like Netflix with its Christmas movies, the ocean has a trash problem.

World

World

Sir Philip Pigglesworth III Fathers Adorable Baby Hoglets

1 min read

Cute and curious, two baby hoglets have made their pubic debut, capturing hearts around the world. 

Good News

Good News

This Chicken Can Cross The Road Thanks To A Cleverly Designed Wheelchair

1 min read

Tuesday the chicken has narrowly escaped death thanks to a caring and creative animal sanctuary.

World

World

The Beautiful Unicorn Puppy Who Went Viral Is Receiving Death Threats

2 min read

The dog who made headlines for a tail-like growth between his eyes will live with his rescuer after receiving death threats online.

National

National

Koala Bushfire GoFundMe Is Officially The Most Successful Aussie Fundraiser Ever

5 min read

An online fundraiser for a rescue hospital that's taking care of animals that were injured in the bushfire crisis has made history to become Australia's most successful GoFundMe ever.

World

World

18,000-Year-Old Frozen Puppy Possibly Oldest Ever Found

1 min read

Scientists say an 18,000-year-old frozen puppy discovered in Russian Siberia could be the oldest dog ever found.

World

World

Cows Are Being Fitted With VR Goggles To Increase Milk Production. No Bull.

1 min read

A Russian farmer has fitted his cows with virtual reality goggles in the hope of increasing the quality and quantity of milk produced.

World

World

Donald Trump Makes Animal Cruelty A Major Crime In US

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Donald Trump has made animal cruelty a federal crime in the U.S. with offenders now facing up to seven years in jail time.

World

World

The Awkward Mistake Donald Trump Made While Honouring Hero Dog

3 min read

While the Trumps may not want a dog of their own at the White House, they honoured a very special canine on Monday.

Life

Life

Australia's Christmas Beetles Are Slowly Disappearing

2 min read

Australia's holiday period has always been marked by the fragrant scents of pine trees and mangoes, outdoor barbeques and swarms of Christmas beetles.

World

World

Search Continues For Red Panda Escaped From Zoo

1 min read

Authorities are on the lookout for an endangered red panda which escaped from a zoo in France.

World

World

Why Farmers Might Want To Start Painting Zebra Stripes On Cows

2 min read

An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a pest problem that plagues the agriculture industry.

National

National

Petition Saves Hero The Staffy From Being Put Down After Dog Mauling

2 min read

A petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people has saved Hero the Staffy from being put down, after he was filmed mauling another dog to death to protect his family.

Updated

Updated

'A Senseless Attack': Dog Allegedly Brutally Murdered In Random Front Yard Stabbing

2 min read

A family in regional Victoria is mourning the loss of their dog 'Ezra' after it was stabbed to death.

World

World

Amateur Wildlife Photographer Snaps Incredibly Rare Three Antler Deer

1 min read

When a retired U.S politician went for a walk with his camera, he was hoping to photograph something to share on social media, but he didn't expect to come across a very rare species.

Good News

Good News

'Grab Life By The ...': All The Best Photos From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

2 min read

A photo of a testicle-grabbing lion cub has claimed the top prize at the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

Good News

Good News

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.

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'

3 min read

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.

News

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

9 min read

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

2 min read

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

3 min read

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.

News

News

Cat Stabbed 20 Times Before Being Thrown Off Balcony

1 min read

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

2 min read

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.

Good News

Good News

Swimming Kangaroo Rescued From Lake, Jumps Back In

2 min read

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

Girl Wakes Up To Find Kangaroo Swimming In Backyard Pool

1 min read

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'

1 min read

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

2 min read

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

1 min read

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

2 min read

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

3 min read

Dear Maggie,

News

News

Say Hello To Taronga Zoo's Cutest New Addition

1 min read

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

2 min read

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

1 min read

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

Good News

Good News

You Can Adopt A Cow To Help Drought Relief

3 min read

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