Bianca Hall All cosmetics tested on animals would be banned in Australia under a proposal by the Greens.
NICKY PHILLIPS In the 40 years Jim Stenhouse has been a vet, diagnosing a lame horse has always challenged the Queenslander.
MEGAN LEVY A large python has swallowed a pet dog that was chained up inside its kennel in a backyard in northern NSW.
Croatia's second largest city of Split will close its zoo, described by foreign tourists as the 'worst in the world', its deputy mayor said on Thursday.
Deborah Gough It appears the cries of a baby are too much to bear, even for a rampaging elephant.
ESTHER HAN The Body Shop's long-standing commitment to cruelty-free products is under question after an investigation by consumer group Choice found the beauty brand's products are being sold in mainland China where animal testing routinely occurs.
Meeri Kim Unravelling the mystery of the flying serpent.
Zoo in Indonesia's second-largest city has become a lightning rod for zoo critics around the world, as an acrimonious debate unfolds over who is responsible for the animal deaths.
Twirl is shy, Velma is dominant. And now they're part of one big, happy little penguin family.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS The humble carpet python is considered harmless when compared to other reptiles in Queensland suburbia.
JAMES ROBERTSON After a summer unusually unaffected by bluebottles, Sydney's least favourite sea organisms are making for shore after being blown in on the vagaries of the currents and prevailing north-easterly winds.
Pak Yiu Cane toads have started to abandon their nocturnal habits as they adapt to hotter conditions, new research has found.
KIRSTEN LAWSON The ACT Government has banned sow stalls and battery cages, in what it says is the most far-reaching legislation in the country.
TONY MOORE Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to "vulnerable" throughout the state.
A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors.
BRIDIE SMITH An endangered tiger quoll has been filmed in the Grampians National Park in Victoria just weeks after bushfires devastated a third of the park.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A koala expert has quit after a NSW government backflip resulted in ecologists being phoned as they were surveying for koalas in the bush near Wardell on the north coast and told to stop.
PETER HANNAM A fortnight ago, with shade temperatures hitting 43 degrees, grazier Ruth Sandow spotted two animals stuck in the mud of one of her shrinking dams.
NICOLE HASHAM Fish species such as the much-loved blue groper will be at risk if the O'Farrell government permanently allows recreational fishing in sensitive marine areas, a former government scientist has warned.
ANDREW DARBY The world's first continent-wide survey of reef sea life has found big fish gone around much of the Australian coastline.
COLIN COSIER The world's only captive leopard seal, Casey, has been euthanised at Taronga Zoo after falling ill.
Monte Morin When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend's - um - private parts, according to new research.
Animal lovers enraged by Copenhagen Zoo's decision to kill a giraffe last week could barely contain their anger when a second Danish zoo said it might put down a another of the animals a few days later.
HEATH GILMORE The killing of a healthy giraffe has sparked public outrage.
The Whisker Patrol is up and running and it needs your help. The plan is a simple one - to gather as many close up photographs of Australian sea lions as possible.
BEN WESTCOTT It mightn't be Monet, but the National Zoo and Aquarium's budding meerkat artists are sure to give the Canberra arts community paws for thought.
The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said it might put down one of its giraffes, which by coincidence is also named Marius, the same as the giraffe killed by Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, according to Danish news agency Ritzau.
SAFFRON HOWDEN A Sydney man who herded a great white shark into shallow waters with his boat before it was bludgeoned on the head with a metal pole has been ordered to pay almost $20,000.
Eliza Edwards It wasn't the fish they were looking for when they headed out off Bar Beach in inner-city Newcastle but a group of fisherman quickly accepted the challenge of landing a two-metre, 100-kilogram marlin when it presented itself.
Dean Nelson in Delhi Hunters are tracking a man-eating tigress that has killed at least nine people during a 240km rampage from a national park in northern India to villages in the Himalayan foothills.
Dog yoga or doga aims to help dogs find their inner peace.
When a chimp feeds milk to a tiger cub.
Something has gone badly wrong in relations between human beings and other animals.
Organic, free range, organic free range, green, eco. Confused?
Jonathan Safran Foer writes of the effect of our appetite on those lower down the food chain.
British PM enlists stray tabby to help control a rat problem.
Dusty has apparently stolen more than 600 items over the years.
Ducks often get lost in search of food and end up on roads.
Kamala, a snow leopard at Taronga Zoo, has an operation to fix her arthritic knee.
Veterinary forensic science seminars teach crime scene processing procedures to prosecute crimes against animals.
Animal rights workers discover chimp smoking cigarettes at a zoo.
Melbourne Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs take their first steps into the wide world.
Sydney has a new addition to its elephant herd.
A look back at the first few days in the life of Melbourne Zoo's baby elephant, now named Mali.
Newborn male Asian elephant wows Sydney.