Un-Australian to eat kangaroos on Australia Day

Elise Burgess During this time of celebration for all things Australian, we are being urged to eat our national emblem in the name of patriotism.

Kangaroos face cruel experiments: activists


Lema Samandar Kangaroos used in a university experiment will be caged and suffer extreme distress from confinement, Animal Liberation says.

Cop accused of slaughtering kangaroos

A Queensland senior constable could face disciplinary action after being served with an infringement notice over the killing of more than 20 kangaroos on a south-east Queensland property.

Can kangaroos co-exist with humans as their habitat shrinks?

Ron Cerabona One of the enduring overseas jokes about Australia is that our towns and cities have kangaroos hopping down the streets. In Canberra, at least, it's not a joke.

Kangaroos are the big losers in this year's Bathurst 1000

Ben Cubby ENVIRONMENT A LARGE and unpublicised cull of kangaroos has taken place on Mount Panorama to keep the animals away from next week's Bathurst 1000 car race.

Police believe illegal hunter to blame for bullet hole in Colo Heights house

John Kealey

Saffron Howden Police are investigating how a bed and breakfast owner got a bullet through his dining room window opposite a state forest the NSW government recently opened for bow hunting.

Taronga Zoo welcomes endangered tree kangaroo joey

At long last she's appeared - the first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo joey born in captivity in more than 20 years at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Rare albino kangaroo's incredible tale of survival in the Australian outback

A rare albino kangaroo at the Namadgi National Park.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond...

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Western Sydney Conservation Alliance vows to keep native emu population running free

Father Emu

Anne Tarasov A western Sydney community has vowed to keep fighting to keep the last wild emu population living in the Sydney metropolitan area from being relocated by a housing developer.

Study fires extinction debate

Eastern grey kangaroo with the baby kangaroo.

John Thistleton Of all the things that could have wiped out giant animals in Australia's south-east, climate change wasn't one of them.

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A black and ochre jigsaw

Jawoyn Elder Margaret Katherine, Gabarnmung, Arnhem Land

The bird, depicted in red ochre, stands with its awkward hammer of a head stretched far forward of its stocky body and massive thighs.

Kangaroo cull protesters lose last minute legal bid

Animal Liberation spokesperson Carolyn Drew

Michael Inman and Stephanie Anderson Animal rights activists have launched another legal bid to disrupt the capital's controversial kangaroo cull.

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Kangaroo cull count may fall short of target

Eastern grey kangaroo.

Stephanie Anderson Professional shooters may fail in reaching their target for the capital’s annual kangaroo cull by the July 31 deadline, following repeated legal delays by activists.

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Wildlife hits the road in search of pickings

Roo road kill on Majura Road. Photo Gary Schafer Canberra Times 070818

David Ellery Native and feral animals are flocking to our road verges in search of a free meal as dry weather grips the region after three seasons of plenty.

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Endangered whale used for Japan dog treats

Icelandic whalers cut open a fin whale

Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said Tuesday.

Protesters prepare to rally against cull

Eastern grey kangaroo with the baby kangaroo.

Stephanie Anderson Protesters will gather to rally against the culling of kangaroos in the capital as the ACT Government remains tight-lipped about its plans for the annual operation.

Roos get stay of execution

The guidelines on the humane killing of kangaroos, and an Eastern Grey kangaroo.

Christopher Knaus, Peter Jean, Stephanie Anderson The government has promised not to begin its cull of almost 1500 kangaroos until at least Wednesday,

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Santos pollution alert as it pushes for more gas sites

Coal seam gas

Ben Cubby Polluted water appears to be leaking from an artificial lake at a troubled coal seam gas drilling site in the Pilliga Forest, in north-west NSW.

Kangaroo cull triggers 'macabre' protest plan


Christopher Knaus Protesters say they will attempt to dig up burial pits on kangaroo cull sites to expose their true nature.

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Pilliga contamination: Santos to be prosecuted


Ben Cubby The NSW government is prosecuting the gas company Santos, which manages the Pilliga drilling sites in north-west NSW, over a spill of contaminated water and failures to lodge environmental management...