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.
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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.
Victoria's bee population will be tracked and monitored under a new Victorian government initiative to help safeguard the state's bee colonies.
Environmentalists in Tasmania have named giant eucalypts after prominent conservationists, including young climate activist Greta Thunberg.
WA’s newly promoted Fisheries Minister won’t rule out ordering the killing of great white sharks found repeatedly near popular beaches.
Adelaide Zoo’s last remaining giraffe Kimya will move to her birthplace Monarto rather than to NSW. And our first komodo dragon has just landed.
A magpie has been caught on film mimicking the sound of a fire truck siren in what some say is a symptom of the heartbreaking bushfire crisis currently gripping NSW and Victoria. WATCH
A local tour operator has donated a rare and valuable find to the people of WA after stumbling across it on a beach north of Perth.
Parks and Wildlife officers have spent the day monitoring the 6.8 metre humpback, fearing the whale would beach itself.
A Queensland father has described how he struck a python in the head to free his young son from its grip before the six-metre snake tried to pull the four-year-old off a boardwalk and into bushes.
The latest survey shows the world's population of endangered mountain gorillas has increased.
Two highly-trained dogs, on loan from Queensland, have been scouring Fremantle Port to sniff out the invasive super pest.
One of the world's worst invasive ant species has been detected at Fremantle Port, the first time ever they’ve been found in WA.
The fourth man charged over the brutal killing of a kangaroo in 2018 has been jailed, with the Magistrate sending a clear message about the consequences of being associated with such behaviour.
A fundraising campaign set up by a koala hospital to care for marsupials injured by bushfires has topped $1 million, eclipsing its initial target more than 40 times over.
This fabric could be added to wetsuits to stop blood loss from a shark attack. Naturally, the researchers tested it with actual sharks – and got it on video.
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