Vulnerable wildlife could be leased to landowners under conservation proposal.
A record 71,142 deer were shot and killed in Victoria last year, a jump of more than 14 per cent on the previous year.
Australian researchers have discovered that peptides contained in the milk of Tasmanian devils can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections, including golden staph.
A potentially dangerous incident involving an escaped gorilla has ``concluded'' at the London Zoo, police say.
A team of researchers scours the wilds of northern Alaska for a big bee that has adapted to the cold and that can teach them more about the effects of climate change.
A walk in the park with an author and her pet also gives insight as to why canines avidly sniff things like toes, rears and corpses.
Premier's office will not deny reports but describe them as "speculation".
As Premier Mike Baird prepares what some senior MPs expect to be a change to the government's historic greyhound racing ban, the state government is continuing several inquiries into explosive allegations of mass graves and corruption linked to the sport.
A new study finds that great apes show some key abilities to see the world from someone else's point of view - a trait that once was considered uniquely human.
As far as congregations go, there would be few as unquestioning as this one.
In the Facebook video that he claimed to have shot, Todd Orr's face was covered in blood. "Yeah, life sucks in bear country," the 50-year-old said.
The United Nations has called for the shutdown of all legal domestic ivory markets as it looks to combat poaching and put pressure on countries that continue to trade in elephant tusks.
South Africa's Kruger National Park is littered in places with the trunks of trees uprooted and stripped of bark by a surging population of elephants, a frequent sight in the reserve.
Today presents an opportunity for humanity as a whole to reflect on the relationship we have with the animal kingdom.
The first ever comprehensive study into the sale of ivory and rhino horn in Australian and New Zealand auction houses has found trade of the product still takes place.
Zoological Society alarmed by new bill that abandons protection for three-quarters of native animals.
* Pangolins regarded as most poached animal on the planet
Animal rights activists have called for an investigation after one of two lions which escaped from their cage at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany was shot dead.
More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors increase and global warming melts the sea ice on which the creatures roam.
Guy Innes was sitting on his porch enjoying a coffee when he noticed a koala strolling across a beach to access the water at Salamander Bay.
The future of air safety could lie in the example of Drongo, Nemo and Titan.
Resources and construction slump brings search for alternatives.
At 5.30am on a Sunday morning exactly 100 years ago, Jessie, a 3600 kilogram elephant sauntered through Sydney's CBD.
Male redbacks have a previously unknown evolutionary trick to mate more than once.
Cuddling a kitten may always make you feel better - but it could be dangerous to your health, experts say.
For generations of pet owners feeding bones to their dogs has seemed as natural and healthy as letting them run free across fields and meadows.
As the greyhound racing industry lurches from one controversy to another – most significantly in New South Wales, where it will soon be banned – attention has turned to saving the animals from a deadly fate.
Spring is in the air, which means one thing is certain: it's magpie swooping season.
Those of you heading for a beach holiday this summer might want to consider doing a free online training package before taking off, it could help save a turtle's life.
A concerted effort is underway to save the endangered golden shouldered parrot of remote Cape York.