Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an endangered pygmy hippo calf, the first born at the zoo in nearly seven years.
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.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo has trumpeted its credentials as a conservation centre by announcing the birth of its first Asian elephant calf.
Public awareness of the legalised abuse of animals has resulted in the development of a fierce global movement to represent the interests of animals in politics.
The government agency vetoed a bus advertising campaign without seeing the ads, says Voiceless.
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.
When the crested penguin was found, he was malnourished after an epic 2000-kilometre swim across sub-Antarctic waters.
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.
As Taronga Zoo celebrates another gorilla birth, animal rights groups in the Americas are trying to persuade courts to free great apes from captivity.
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.
Griffin, a lesser sooty owl chick, has recently arrived at Taronga Zoo.