Amina Khan 2:35 PM Move over, parrots. There's another bird with some impressive "language" skills: the chestnut-crowned babbler, that lives in the Australian outback.
Christopher Knaus Thirteen of 147 animals and birds removed from an overcrowded site in Banks have had to be euthanised.
Robert Gebelhoff Researchers propose simplifying the nine types of tigers into two, offering flexibility in conservation.
A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects have left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest.
A giant gorilla with brooding good looks and rippling muscles is causing a stir at a Japanese zoo, with women flocking to check out the hunky pin-up.
Michael Koziol, Kate Aubusson A lone fox's reign of terror in Sydney's northern beaches has come to an end, after rangers trapped and shot the predator early on Saturday morning.
Emma Kelly Pet owners are farewelling their furry and feathered babies in ways more akin to a human family member.
Kate Aubusson A lone fox has killed 26 fairy penguins in Sydney's northern beaches, threatening the endangered colony during breeding season.
Megan Levy One small bluebottle has caused panic on the shores of New Jersey.
Kiona Smith-Strickland Many scientists think the family of birds that includes crows and ravens may be among the most intelligent animals on earth, based on their ability to solve problems, make tools and apparently consider both possible future events and other individuals' states of mind.
Maria Puente USA Today
Jeremiah Ganicoche It's not so much a field of dreams as a field of nightmares: A 10 kilometre floodplain infested with 25,000 tarantulas.
Inga Ting A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.
Charlotte Middlehurst in Shanghai Thousands of cats and dogs have been slaughtered at the Yulin Festival despite government promises to end the practice, which has been condemned internationally on grounds of animal cruelty.
Diabetes prevented Hsing Hsing from getting cake for his 40th birthday, but Perth Zoo's beloved alpha male orang-utan still enjoyed a special treat to mark the milestone.
Brendan Foster A soccer-loving, wedge-tailed eagle has escaped from a wildlife enclosure in Armadale.
Christine Speelman About 2500 pigs were killed in a shed fire near Young on Wednesday, in the South West Slopes region of NSW, and a farmhand risked his life to save a further 1500.
Henry Belot A group of Russian scientists have been surprised to discover kangaroos are predominately left-handed, challenging existing understanding of marsupials.
Megan Levy Australians have a reputation for being a well-travelled bunch. But the curious case of Ozzie the mystery moggy has taken this jet-setting trend to an entirely new level.
Some say she looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but she's anything but spooky.
A kangaroo with a joey in her pouch was shot through the head with an arrow and left for dead on the Sunshine Coast.
Five endangered dingo puppies have been born in at the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast.