Officials said Xanda, who was 6 and had several cubs, was shot several days ago by a trophy hunter.
The shy joey has emerged from its mother's pouch at a nature refuge in south-west Queensland.
Luke Hunter, president and chief conservation officer of the global wild cat organisation Panthera, received an email last week from one of his group's partners in Tanzania. When he opened the attached photos, Hunter said, "My jaw just dropped."
It was meant to be a harmless selfie, designed to highlight the plight of the endangered crested black macaque.
Incredible video has emerged of an elephant being rescued by the Sri Lanka Navy, 16 kilometres off the Sri Lankan coast.
Plants can't run or hide, but they have powerful ways to alter the minds of herbivores that try to eat them.
About 100 activists took part in the rescue in Guangzhou, confronting the driver and stopping the truck.
More than 30,000 whales will head north this year.
Cane toads could become even deadlier because of their exposure to a common weedkiller, scientists say.
Chemicals flushed down household drains have caused around 20 per cent of male river fish to have female characteristics, according to research.
Julie Saunderson sees her family's pets, a pug and two French bulldogs, as members of the family.
A Ballarat breeder is boasting the largest Dalmatian litter in Australian history.
The slate and red palm cockatoo with its striking crest looks rock star, but has musical talent too.
Matty Smith positioned himself beside a football-sized orange octopus but the creature was having none of it.
Canberra region egg producers have some of the most spacious free range farms.
In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected for more than four decades. But no more.
Three a day – that is the brutal average for rhino deaths in South Africa, and 2017 will be a crucial year for the remaining rhinos in the wild in the African nation.
Warning: distressing images
Australian scientists discover it takes a few years for children to out-think our hairier cousins.
Kelli Grant's cat Max had always loved to eat but that was nothing compared to how ravenous he became a few years ago, howling and pestering her for food.
Scientists have plucked some unknown species from depths of the abyss off Australia's east coast.
The shark reportedly circled the man's bodyboard for ten to fifteen minutes following the incident.
Chimpanzees are not legal persons who have a right to be free, a New York state appeals court said in a ruling that denied a request to move two captive apes to a sanctuary.
With a gentle little rub on the rump, wombats receive the signal that it's time to use the toilet.
There is growing concern we might be too clean for our own good. Dogs to the rescue!
A breeding ground for rare and little-known marsupial will triple in size after a funding boost from the federal and ACT governments.
An Auckland man has been remanded in custody after being charged with stealing 15 rabbits.
Tidbinbilla Wildlife Officers caught a glimpse of a new baby koala at the reserve.
Platypus numbers across southern Australia are dropping due to loss of habitat, traps and pollution.