Nicky Phillips THE rats never stood a chance.
Jasper Copping By reputation, they are aloof and solitary creatures, only displaying affection grudgingly and judiciously.
Elise Snashall-Woodhams A plan to allow people to shoot cats found on public land has raised the ire of a Bendigo animal welfare group.
Queensland horse owners who have had a Hendra outbreak on their property will have to submit any dogs, cats, guinea pigs and pigs for testing.
Dozens of animals have escaped from an exotic farm that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner was later found dead there.
Lisa Cox The sale of cats and dogs in Canberra pet shops could be banned, following a second attempt by the ACT Greens to make changes to animal welfare legislation.
Nicky Phillips ''SHE'S got him.'' Sarah Legge cannot see her dog among the waist-high grass tufts characteristic of the central Kimberley, but the conservation scientist runs towards the distinctive bark the mutt...
Researchers hope cat owners and vets will look at a sick cat's environment before deciding on euthanasia.
Jessica Marszalek About 100 cats and dogs will board flights to safety on Tuesday as the RSPCA moves animals out of the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.
Aja Styles Perth's moggies are the latest victims of the global credit crunch.
Pet owners will have to register their dogs and cats every year, under recommendations being considered by the NSW government.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone An intern fatally mauled by a lion at a California animal park had loved lions and tigers since childhood, and "was absolutely fearless" around them, her father says.
Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for...
Rory Callinan One morning at a remote ranger station in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, staff made a gruesome discovery.
Nina Karnikowski Dog training is the latest desperate measure in the battle to protect Australia's endangered koalas, with estimates putting numbers in the wild below 50,000.
John Thistleton Ah, life in the bush capital on Australia Day.
John-Paul Moloney The tigers at Mogo zoo have been giving their handlers the stink eye this week, but they seem to be coming around.
Darren Gray THE evening light brings out the best in Scott Anderson's corn crop. The softer sunshine gives it a golden tinge, the abundant leaves look healthy and green, and when the breeze picks up they create...
John Thistleton As thick and seemingly as sinister as pythons, this strangler fig's roots sprawl 50 metres across the forest floor in Murramarang National Park, in a silent, relentless fight for sunlight, water and...
Sally Pryor There may be something timeless about the circus, but many of the old clichés don’t hold true.