Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mammal, the hog-nosed rat, with features that have not been seen by science before.
Laura Zuckerman A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex that would frighten it away, according to state wildlife managers.
A British law that is supposed to give laboratory monkeys special protection has failed to prevent large numbers of the primates from being subjected to "unnecessary and unjustifiable" testing, a leading animal rights organisation claims.
Bridie Smith As rats go, this one is pretty cute. And until Tuesday, the world was oblivious to its existence.
Andrew Darby Valuable pioneer Tasmanian Devils, immunised against a deadly facial cancer, are being killed not by the disease - but by cars.
Aislinn Laing, Peta Thornycroft Wilbur Smith, the South African author, has waded into the row surrounding Cecil the lion's death by suggesting that the animal was "going downhill fast" and the US dentist who killed it probably "did his pride a favour".
Two platypuses were killed after becoming trapped in an illegal yabby net in an ACT river last month.
Sean Dooley In Ancient Rome, people would turn to the auguries to interpret the signs of nature before important events, particularly on the eve of battle.
Andrew Darby Days after the first Tasmanian devils immunised against a deadly facial cancer were released into the wild, two were killed on the roads.
John Thistleton Border collie escapes Qantas depot, on the run for two days, sidesteps IKEA, visits horse stud, bites owner and goes home.
Saffron Howden Byron Bay locals were treated to a show by a pod of playful humpback whales on Sunday morning.
Mary Lynn Mather ACT Frogwatch volunteers are conducting the annual frog census in Canberra.
A rare crested macaque who snapped a selfie should be declared the photo's owner and receive damages for copyright infringement, activists argue.
Cameron Atfield Some of Australia's earliest human inhabitants may have had to deal with giant predator lizards that weighed up to half a tonne, Queensland researchers have found.
The professional hunter who helped an American dentist kill Zimbabwe's popular lion Cecil has appeared in court on new charges of planning to smuggle sable antelope out of the country.
Megan Levy As far as photobombs go, this one's quite jaw-dropping.
Hamilton Zoo's Sumatran tiger Oz will not be euthanised following the death of zoo curator Samantha Kudeweh on Sunday, the zoo has confirmed.
Nicholas Kristof A revolution is unfolding in the food world, resulting in the first alternatives to meat that taste like the real thing.
Thousands of people are calling for the life of a Sumatran tiger to be spared, following the death of a zookeeper in New Zealand.
Patrick Begley Police believe 10 wombats found dead in a national park camping ground were deliberately run over.
Mike Mather A woman has been killed by a tiger at Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand this morning.
Mick Connolly The internet wants me to meet birds.
Katie Burgess Earlybird whale watchers in Eden have been rewarded with astounding acrobatic displays in the bay.
John von Radowitz Dramatic movie scenes make as big an impression on chimpanzees as they do on humans - especially if they feature a King Kong character, scientists have found.