These Penguins Are More Cultured Than You
Humans aren’t the only animals bored in lockdown.
Humans aren’t the only animals bored in lockdown.
For all the compassion and kindness it takes to work at a dog rescue, you must also have incredibly thick skin.
A cat in Spain has become the sixth feline to be detected with the disease globally.
Brutus, Australia's oldest hippopotamus has died at the Adelaide Zoo.
Australian researchers have solved the mystery of how koalas prefer to drink water in the wild.
Animals of all shapes and sizes are reclaiming parts of the Earth that have long been rendered less inhabitable by human activity.
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.
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.
While Australians may be used to the sound of the kookaburra’s laugh, it is not usually heard in the United Kingdom.
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.
As the coronavirus pandemic keeps millions of people indoors, wild animals are roaming the once-bustling, now deserted streets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You dirty dog.
Authorities in Colombia busted an animal smuggling ring out of the country, rescuing thousands of native matamata turtles.
Pet owners are asking for their animals to be euthanised amidst coronavirus panic, but can dogs actually catch and spread the deadly infection?
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.
The roarsome foursome was born between Sunday evening and Monday morning at South Australia's Monarto Safari Park.
If you've been tossing up welcoming a four-legged friend into your home, this weekend is the perfect time to take the leap.
A park in Florida has been forced to partially close after hordes of serpents were spotted mating in the grass.
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.
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.
Humans have used all kinds of lore to predict weather, but given the current drought, a few recent signs haven’t gone unnoticed.
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.
As Australia grapples with an obesity epidemic, excessive weight gain is also a problem affecting almost half the nation's pets.
Footage from an international study led by Monash University has captured a gunshot-like sound made by grey seals clapping underwater.
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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.
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.
A woman has been left devastated after her Boxer dog, Duke, died while being transported on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Brisbane.
Australia is the only “developed” mega-biodiverse nation on the planet.
Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding program for the endangered species.
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.
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.
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?
A Sydney dog-trainer has drawn attention on her beach walks after she adopted a calf with an extra chromosome.
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.
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.
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.
Liya, the Russian-born polar bear who spent most of her life on the Gold Coast, has died at age 19.
Fausta, the oldest free-ranging black rhino in the world, has died in Tanzania.
Because we can all do with a bit of nice Christmas cheer right now.
A Good Samaritan has been filmed helping out a very thirsty possum who found its way to a busy shopping centre west of Melbourne.
This chicken-like native faces severe risk of extinction from fire but work is underway to protect the Malleefowl.
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.
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.
Three kittens have been rescued from a taped-up box left on the side of the road in the NSW Hunter Region.
Kit the cat surely used one of his nine lives after the world's second most venomous land snake became stuck in his collar.
A team of scientists in China successfully created two chimera piglets containing the DNA of macaque monkeys.
Like Netflix with its Christmas movies, the ocean has a trash problem.
Cute and curious, two baby hoglets have made their pubic debut, capturing hearts around the world.
Tuesday the chicken has narrowly escaped death thanks to a caring and creative animal sanctuary.
The dog who made headlines for a tail-like growth between his eyes will live with his rescuer after receiving death threats online.
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.
Scientists say an 18,000-year-old frozen puppy discovered in Russian Siberia could be the oldest dog ever found.
A Russian farmer has fitted his cows with virtual reality goggles in the hope of increasing the quality and quantity of milk produced.
Donald Trump has made animal cruelty a federal crime in the U.S. with offenders now facing up to seven years in jail time.
While the Trumps may not want a dog of their own at the White House, they honoured a very special canine on Monday.
Australia's holiday period has always been marked by the fragrant scents of pine trees and mangoes, outdoor barbeques and swarms of Christmas beetles.
Authorities are on the lookout for an endangered red panda which escaped from a zoo in France.
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.
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.
A family in regional Victoria is mourning the loss of their dog 'Ezra' after it was stabbed to death.
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.
A photo of a testicle-grabbing lion cub has claimed the top prize at the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
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.
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.
More than 350 koalas were burnt to death as they tried to escape the wrath of bushfires ravaging the NSW coast.
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
Sphen and Magic, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's same-sex penguin couple, are on their way to becoming parents for the second time.
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.
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.
Graffiti tags and other forms of vandalism at bus stops are oddly helping to save the lives of billions of birds.
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They may be ultra exotic and have a celebrity for a father, but they will never be allowed in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
An Adelaide woman has shared video online of a kangaroo that jumped her back fence and hopped straight into her swimming pool.
Lance was a fairly contented cat, except for a pesky kidney crystal that was lodged in his urethra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tiny turtle has died after ingesting more 100 pieces of plastic in just a few weeks of life.
Following in the footsteps of the dolphin, chimpanzee and sea otter, the humble pig has been observed getting handy on the tools, researchers say.
Today happens to be both World Animal Day and World Smile Day. If this little guy doesn't make you grin, nothing will.
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.
A lost dog has been found two weeks after she went missing from a car crash in Queensland.
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.
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.
A man named Sexy Vegan is facing jail time for allegedly sexually assaulting his dog.
Aussie drivers are being asked to take photos of roadkill they see because 'vehicles are the new predator on the block'.
An elderly elephant in Sri Lanka, whose emaciated frame shocked and outraged people around the world has died, aged 70.
An Australian charity is offering a lifeline to farmers who are struggling to keep their animals alive during the drought.