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Extinct flying reptiles had rudimentary feathers

Extinct flying reptiles had rudimentary feathers

A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers.

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Brandy the runaway sheep saved from the chopping block
Animal cruelty

Brandy the runaway sheep saved from the chopping block

A sheep which caused a stir after charging through yards and carparks on Great Eastern Highway earlier this month has been saved from the chopping block.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
'Appalling act': Kangaroo found on hospital grounds with arrow through its head
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Animals

'Appalling act': Kangaroo found on hospital grounds with arrow through its head

Police and animal welfare groups were called in after a live kangaroo that had been shot through the head was spotted on the Central Coast.

  • by Phoebe Moloney & Jessica Brown
Poacher who killed hundreds of deer sentenced to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'
Animals

Poacher who killed hundreds of deer sentenced to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Authorities have no idea how many deer the Berry family illegally killed over nine years. The judge hoped a little Disney magic would show one of them the error of his ways.

  • by Cleve R. Wootson Jr
'Deeply disappointing': minister slams live exporters for ignoring warnings
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'Deeply disappointing': minister slams live exporters for ignoring warnings

The live export industry failed to heed warnings issued five years ago that the industry faced extinction unless it improved animal welfare.

  • by Latika Bourke
Pet cats missing after burglars ransack Belmont vet hospital

Pet cats missing after burglars ransack Belmont vet hospital

Pet cats boarding at a Belmont veterinary clinic are missing after their cages were left open during a ‘pointless’ burglary over the weekend.

  • by Lauren Pilat
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Protesters crash kids' Christmas party at Queensland Children's Hospital
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Protesters crash kids' Christmas party at Queensland Children's Hospital

Animal rights activists protest at Queensland Children's Hospital.

  • by Lydia Lynch
High-tech 'backpack sensors' help farmers and biologists track bees
Farming

High-tech 'backpack sensors' help farmers and biologists track bees

Scientists have been using tracking devices for decades to study animals' habits. Now, researchers have figured out how to put tracking sensors on bees.

'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment
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'Brutally plunged my head': animal protesters accuse police of heavy-handed treatment

Animal rights protesters on the Gold Coast have alleged there were physical clashes between them and Queensland police as well as members of the public.

  • by Latika Bourke
Leaving time at the Zoo: Why Kevin will miss his gibbon wake-up call
Animal rights

Leaving time at the Zoo: Why Kevin will miss his gibbon wake-up call

One of the bits Kevin Tanner will miss most, when he retires from Melbourne Zoo in a couple of weeks, is the real estate.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Animals are not entertainment': Sea World shuts down dolphin shows after protesters invade pool
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'Animals are not entertainment': Sea World shuts down dolphin shows after protesters invade pool

Going to Sea World isn't a walk in the park for the animals kept in captivity, say campaigners.

  • by Latika Bourke