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National

113 Animals Closer To Extinction After Australia's Bushfire Crisis

3 min read

At least 113 species -- including birds, reptiles, frogs and fish -- need 'urgent' help to recover from the country's devastating bushfires, new figures have revealed. 

News

News

'One Of The Most Heinous Crimes In Nature': Half A Tonne Of Shark Fins Seized

2 min read

Wildlife inspectors at a port in Miami discovered an unusual shipment on Monday: 635 Kilograms of dried shark fins.

National

National

Factcheck: No, A Fox Did Not Feed Koalas During The Bushfires

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A video incorrectly claiming to show a fox feeding baby koalas during the bushfires has gone viral, but the clip could be from as early as 2006 -- and it definitely doesn't feature koalas.

News

News

Nearly 200 Native And Exotic Wildlife Seized From Sydney Home

2 min read

Specimens taken from the Belmore residence on Thursday included 30 snakes, 43 lizards, 40 turtles, 22 tortoises, 22 frogs, 19 reptile eggs and five salamanders.

National

National

'Second Wave' Of Mass Bushfire Deaths As Surviving Animals Starve

3 min read

Wildlife rescue groups hold grave fears that animals which survived the devastating bushfires may now perish from starvation. 

World

World

Go Diego Go! Galapagos Tortoise Finally Retires After Saving His Species

1 min read

Diego the Galapagos giant tortoise will be released back into the wild after saving his species from extinction by mating.

National

National

Endangered Animals Helped By Aerial Food Drops In Bushfire-Ravaged Areas

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Thousands of kilograms of food have been dropped into fire-affected bushland across NSW for endangered brush-tailed rock-wallabies.

National

National

NSW Wildlife Charity Promises To Divvy Up Donations With Rest Of The Country

2 min read

With contributions pouring in from local and international donors, New South Wales-based animal charity WIRES has confirmed they'll be helping animals affected by bushfires nationwide.

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

The World Is Knitting Clothes For Australia's Injured Wildlife And Darn The Pics Are Cute

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Knitting needles are clicking furiously around the world to create hundreds of protective pouches and blankets for native wildlife made homeless by Australian bushfires.

News

News

Zoo Names Eight Adorable Penguin Chicks After Cheese

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You feta believe it -- a bunch of adorable Little Penguin chicks have made their public debut, and all of them are named after different types of cheese.

World

World

Sleepy Seal Pup Rescued From Garage, Melts Hearts

1 min read

Santos has won fans around the world after footage emerged of him napping after what must have been an exhausting rescue.

Life

Life

Australia's Christmas Beetles Are Slowly Disappearing

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

News

News

Pigeons Toes Are Dropping Off And It's Because Of Human Hair

1 min read

Pigeons with mutilated feet are a common sight in cities around the world and it turns out it could be due to the humble human hair.

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News

'We Need Your Help': Animal Shelter Seeks Possible Foster Carers Amid Bushfire Crisis

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An RSPCA volunteer shelter in the NSW Blue Mountains is calling for help to get animals to safety if the catastrophic bushfire conditions escalate.

World

World

Zoo Unveils 'The Blob', An Organism With No Brain But 720 Sexes

1 min read

A Paris zoo showcased a mysterious new organism on Wednesday, dubbed the “blob”, a yellowish unicellular small living being which looks like a fungus but acts like an animal.

News

News

'Hessy' The Humpback Whale Found Dead In River Thames

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: A 10-metre humpback whale has been found dead in the River Thames.

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

Grizzly Bear Family Photographed Starved, Searching For Food That's Not There

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Photos of an emaciated mother bear and her two cubs desperately searching for food has sparked dire concern for the effect of climate change on Canada's wildlife.

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.

Good News

Good News

The Best Photos From This Year's Comedy Wildlife Awards

1 min read

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.

News

News

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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News

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.

News

News

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

3 min read

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.

World

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.

News

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.

News

News

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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News

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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News

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

1 min read

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.

News

News

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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News

The Animals That Could Kill You If You Eat Them

3 min read

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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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.

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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.

Tech

Tech

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

3 min read

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

1 min read

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

News

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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.

Good News

Good News

World's Loneliest Frog Gets First Date In 10 Years

2 min read

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

9 min read

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

News

News

The World Is Mourning Roger The Ripped Kangaroo

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

News

News

Bettongs Are Cute, Love Truffles And Are In Big Trouble

1 min read

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

News

News

Pulling Swifties: How Parrot Polyamory Is Further Threatening The Species

2 min read

Sugar gliders target nesting females

World

World

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles 'Flash Frozen' In Cold Snap

1 min read

The turtles were frozen solid like "ice cubes"

News

News

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

1 min read

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

7 min read

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

1 min read

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

2 min read

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