Steve Jacobs is a senior journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and smh.com.au. He is also an author and a lawyer.
Steve Jacobs Taronga's newest babies are only a month old, but they're already practising to be sentries, trying to stand up on their hind legs.
Steve Jacobs When the crested penguin was found, he was malnourished after an epic 2000-kilometre swim across sub-Antarctic waters.
Steve Jacobs An attempt by the Australian government and kangaroo industry to have California repeal its ban on the trade in kangaroo skins and meat has failed.
Steve Jacobs As Taronga Zoo celebrates another gorilla birth, animal rights groups in the Americas are trying to persuade courts to free great apes from captivity.
Steve Jacobs Steven Wise has spent much of his life trying to convince a sceptical world that chimpanzees should have legal rights, such as the right to be free.
Steve Jacobs Looking almost human, Julio holds on to his mum, Lena, for dear life as she leaps from branch to branch.
Steve Jacobs Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful birth of a ghost bat pup in 15 years.
Steve Jacobs Bond University on the Gold Coast has won the country's first animal law moot, organised by animal protection institute Voiceless.
Steve Jacobs The birth of a tiny male gorilla at Taronga Zoo is good news for his embattled species, which struggling against Ebola and the loss of habitat from illegal mining for a mineral used in mobile phones.
Alexandra Back, Melanie Kembrey, Tom Decent, Jake Saulwick, Steve Jacobs An epic storm raged across Sydney on Tuesday night, trapping people in their cars, closing major roads and bringing snow to the Blue Mountains.
Steve Jacobs Chloe loves to chew on shoes and to hide between the boots of her surrogate mum, zookeeper Evelyn Weston.
Steve Jacobs A Taronga Zoo staffer has become surrogate dad to a wallaby joey whose mother was killed by a car near Sydney.
Steve Jacobs Echidnas at Taronga Zoo have recently been taking part in a strange breeding ritual known as “trailing”, leading keepers to hope for a rare puggle as the babies are known.
Steve Jacobs Fairfax Media shared the top prize on Thursday night at the annual Voiceless Awards, which recognise contributions to animal protection.
Steve Jacobs The humpbacks' southern migration is in full swing and plenty of mothers and calves are now on the move.
Steve Jacobs Sydney Ferries are not running between Manly and Circular Quay because of rough seas and strong winds.
Stephanie Gardiner and Steve Jacobs The rain is on its way to the city now and is expected to be at its heaviest until about 2pm, Weatherzone says.
Steve Jacobs Animal sentience, human-animal relationships and the ethical treatment of animals are explored in a new collection of short stories and essays, released by animal protection institute Voiceless and...
Steve Jacobs Whalewatchers were thrilled when a humpback breached in front of their boat at Manly today.
Steve Jacobs Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has opened the doors to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, following its $10 million, nine-month overhaul.