Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has flagged possible changes to whale swim interaction tours after two swimmers were injured by humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef in the past week.
Bethany Hiatt and Ben Downie
Another person has been injured by a humpback whale on Ningaloo Reef — just days after a woman was left with crushed ribs from an encounter with the ocean giant.
Possums love fruit trees. In urban areas where much of the native forest has disappeared, fruit trees can be irresistible to Brushtail and Western Ringtail possums.
The operator of a Ningaloo whale swimming experience where a woman was seriously injured after being hit by humpback’s tail has defended its safety record and vowed to continue running its tours.
Snorkellers have described the terrifying moment a humpback whale used its powerful fins to send a man flying out of the ocean and charge at swimmers on Ningaloo Reef on Saturday.
Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth’s next co-star will be one of the scariest beasts of the animal kingdom.
A whale expert says a ‘freak’ incident where a woman was crushed by humpbacks during a diving tour in WA’s north was predicted when the tourism trial was launched four years ago.
Daryna Zadvirna, Kate Ryan and Caitlyn Rintoul
Winter is a dangerous time for sea turtles as they can lose their battle with the currents and become stranded on South West beaches. WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES
Smashing box office records is one thing, but now Chris Hemsworth has had a whole species named after his most famous character.
Australian scientists are just beginning to understand how the bushfires decimated populations of native animals. See the full list of species that are now – suddenly – under threat.
Frogsong Farm in Perup has planted 10,000 new trees, as the owners work towards the goal of creating a pathway for native wildlife across the farm.
Robert Irwin has been bitten on the face by a snake in a frightening attack eerily similar to one on his famous father decades earlier. WATCH the attack.
Don’t let the ferocious, furry face of a cheetah fool you – take a peek at the softer side of the world’s fastest animal in a new photography competition to help save the species.
Two young kangaroos and turtles native to southern parts of North America and Mexico have been seized after a raid on a home in Perth’s southern suburbs.
A man in a tinny who freed a whale calf from shark nets on the Gold Coast has escaped a fine over the ‘reckless rescue’.
Australian pet owners have been panic buying items for their beloved animals as the coronavirus pandemic continues — and there are some restrictions to make sure customers get their items.
Shoba Rao, David Aidone
Spending more time at home these days? If you’re thinking about buying a puppy online, take these tips from University of Adelaide researcher Ana Goncalves Costa to stay safe and support only reputable breeders.
A Manjimup business has found a cane toad within the town’s light industrial area.
Pemberton District High School’s Year 6 class has continued its commitment to helping wildlife, sewing and decorating pouches for wildlife injured by bushfires.
A new causeway is planned to improve tourism on Granite Island – but one of its key attractions, the penguin colony, could be driven away by noisy construction.
A trained sniffer dog from Queensland will aid inspectors in the hunt for imported fire ants, which were detected at Fremantle Port in November.
Surfing champion Mick Fanning survived a close encounter with a shark. It didn’t drive him out of the water – he’s actually going back down for a closer look with the SA man who knows them best.
A handful of MPs say bats that are driving north Queensland residents mad should be sent south to top up populations impacted by bushfires.
Reports of the killing and starvation of hundreds of koalas in south west Victoria are under investigation.
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