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Cyclist Who Died Avoiding Magpie Attack Remembered As 'A True Legend'

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Alan Seaman – a cyclist and highly-regarded member of the Illawarra community - is being remembered as “a true legend” after he died trying to avoid a swooping magpie.

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Good News

The Best Photos From This Year's Comedy Wildlife Awards

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Finalists include a pair of monkeys caught in the act, two zebras that look like an a cappella singing duo and a duck being sprayed by rhino pee.

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.

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Loch Ness Monster Might Just Be A Giant Eel

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Scotland’s fabled Loch Ness monster could just be a giant eel, scientists said after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch’s icy waters.

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How Not To Get Swooped This Magpie Season

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It's the six weeks of the year cyclists and pedestrians dread: Magpie swooping season.

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Magpie Shot Dead Following Council Complaint

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A complaint made by a cyclist about a swooping magpie has resulted in the bird being shot by the local council, sparking anger among the community and experts.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

What To Do When Kangaroos Attack Your Family

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

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.

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World

Russian Man Tries To Pat Wild Bear Cub, Gets Hand Bitten

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A man has learnt the hard way why one shouldn’t ‘poke the bear’, especially when that bear is hungry.

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News

Rare Bee Sentenced To Death By UK Government, Then Escapes Capture

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A search is underway for a fugitive bee that is believed to have hitched a ride to the U.K.in a holidaymakers luggage.

World

World

Big Game Hunters On Notice As Restrictions In Africa Put In Place

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the sprawling Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to be split in two to restrict the access of big game hunters.

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Why Cane Toad Testicles Are A Hop Topic Right Now

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It turns out the testes of Queensland-based cane toads are 30 percent larger than their WA and NSW counterparts.

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NSW Cane Toad Discovery 'Extremely Alarming' Sign Of Southern Invasion

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Fears are igniting that cane toads could be adjusting to colder climates in Australia, after one of the pests was found on the NSW central coast for the first time,

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People Are Cheering For A Zoo Bear Which Escaped And Is Evading Capture

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Rangers in Italy are on the hunt for an escape genius who has managed to flee a wildlife enclosure and evade recapture.

Crime

Crime

Flushing Drugs Down The Toilet May Create 'Meth-Gators', Police Warn

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Police are worried about aquatic creatures "hyped up on meth", warning of alligators, ducks and geese getting addicted to drugs flushed down toilets.

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Plastic Straws, Cutlery, Cups Could Be Banned Within Months

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Plastic cutlery, straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in South Australia, with draft legislation expected to be released for public discussion this year.

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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.

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News

'Awful' Photo Shows Bird Feeding Chick A Cigarette Butt

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A photographer has pleaded with smokers to clean up after themselves after capturing a heartbreaking photo of a bird feeding its chick a cigarette butt on a Florida beach.

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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.

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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.

Tech

Tech

This Aussie Video Of Snake Venom Milking Is Going Insanely Viral On TikTok

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An Australian reptile park is going viral on TikTok, a platform with more than 500 million global active monthly users, you may have never heard about.

Sport

Sport

Kangaroos Hop Onto Footy Field And Stay Until Final Bounce

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There's nothing more Aussie than kangaroos and Australian rules football.

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News

Whale Tragically Dies And Is Found With 40kg Of Plastic Inside It

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Warning: Graphic Images

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.

World

World

Bear Expert Dismisses Boy's 'Fantasy' Of Being Saved By Animal Friend

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Claims by a three-year-old boy that he was protected by a bear while missing in woods in freezing temperatures have been dismissed by an animal expert.

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Good News

World's Loneliest Frog Gets First Date In 10 Years

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Romeo, the world's loneliest Sehuencas frog, has spent the past decade in isolation in a Bolivian aquarium. Now he's found his Juliet.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

The Most Catastrophic Natural Disasters Of 2018

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While mother nature tried to tear cities apart, it was a compassionate and determined human spirit that put them back together.

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News

The World Is Mourning Roger The Ripped Kangaroo

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Thousands are paying tribute to the Aussie icon that was Roger the ripped roo.

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.

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News

Bettongs Are Cute, Love Truffles And Are In Big Trouble

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The little Northern Bettong is in big trouble and conservationists warn it's part of an "extinction crisis".

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News

Pulling Swifties: How Parrot Polyamory Is Further Threatening The Species

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Sugar gliders target nesting females

World

World

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles 'Flash Frozen' In Cold Snap

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The turtles were frozen solid like "ice cubes"

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News

We Finally Know Why Wombat Poo Is A Cube... Sort Of

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We may finally have the answer to one of the most riveting questions ever to plague the wildlife of this great nation: why do wombats poo cubes? 

Michael Kalk

Michael Kalk

There Are Now 52,000 Climate Refugees In Northern California

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At 10.45am last Thursday I received a text from my friend Ben. “Kinda crazy around here today. A fire started up the hill in Paradise.”

Exclusive

Exclusive

Woman Thought She Would 'Bleed To Death' In Horrifying Kangaroo Attack

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Linda Smith suffered life-threatening injuries during a savage kangaroo attack last week.

National

National

Our Beloved Koalas Could Be Extinct By As Early As 2050

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Koalas might be an emblem of Australia, but they're facing extinction in New South Wales due to land clearing.