Steve Jacobs

Steve Jacobs

Steve Jacobs is a senior journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and He is also an author and a lawyer.

Ghost bat pup born into Taronga Zoo's night sky

Steve Jacobs Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first successful birth of a ghost bat pup in 15 years.

Bond University wins Australia's first animal law moot

Professor Nick James, acting Executive Dean of the Bond University Faculty of Law speaking at the opening ceremony.

Steve Jacobs Bond University on the Gold Coast has won the country's first animal law moot, organised by animal protection institute Voiceless.

Happy tidings at Taronga Zoo for gorillas threatened by mobile phones and Ebola

Mbeli nurses her newborn, Mjukuu, at Taronga Zoo.

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.

Sydney weather: thunderstorm rages through city


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.

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Orphaned wombat Chloe melts hearts at Taronga Zoo

Chloe being fed by zookeeper Evelyn Weston.

Steve Jacobs Chloe loves to chew on shoes and to hide between the boots of her surrogate mum, zookeeper Evelyn Weston.

Taronga Zoo staffer becomes surrogate dad to wallaby baby

Taronga Zoo education co-ordinator Matt Dea with rescued wallaby joey Alkira.

Steve Jacobs A Taronga Zoo staffer has become surrogate dad to a wallaby joey whose mother was killed by a car near Sydney.

Taronga's echidnas follow their leader as keepers hope for a puggle


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.

Fairfax Media tops in Voiceless awards

Steve Jacobs Fairfax Media shared the top prize on Thursday night at the annual Voiceless Awards, which recognise contributions to animal protection.

Jumping for joy

A humpback calf breaches off Mona Vale on Sydney's northern beaches.

Steve Jacobs The humpbacks' southern migration is in full swing and plenty of mothers and calves are now on the move.

Manly ferries suspended due to weather

Steve Jacobs Sydney Ferries are not running between Manly and Circular Quay because of rough seas and strong winds.

Weather set to turn wild in Sydney as snow falls across NSW


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.

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What do animals think and what do we think of them?


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...

Look what's popped up at Manly

humpback whale breaches at manly

Steve Jacobs Whalewatchers were thrilled when a humpback breached in front of their boat at Manly today.

Do the Shark Walk and come face-to-fin with some sharp critters

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore explores the new SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Steve Jacobs Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has opened the doors to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, following its $10 million, nine-month overhaul.

Whale baby lulled by a day at the opera


Steve Jacobs A whale that gave birth in Sydney Harbour has taken her calf to see the Opera House.

Ray of hope for endangered species

leopard ray

Steve Jacobs The leopard ray can't change its spots although the leopard shark changes its stripes into spots. Both have recently changed homes, though.

Big dump of snow over ski-fields

Falls Creek resident Chris Myers has his snow shovel ready for today.

Steve Jacobs The Australian ski-fields are being covered with the biggest dump of fresh snow this season.

Sydney wakes to bitterly cold morning

Steve Jacobs Residents across south-eastern Australia have woken to a bitterly cold morning with frost biting hard across the region.

Rain swamps Sydney for long weekend

Reflections during the wet weather on Wednesday.

Steve Jacobs Sydney has been drenched since yesterday, receiving its heaviest June fall in five years.

Parallels between seal and kangaroo slaughter: Canadian lawyer

Lesli Bisgould

Steve Jacobs The slaughter of kangaroos in Australia is going largely unnoticed when compared with Canada's widely condemned annual seal hunt, a prominent Canadian animal rights lawyer says.

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