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New lions, goodbye to elephants: New era for Perth Zoo after 120 years

New lions, goodbye to elephants: New era for Perth Zoo after 120 years

"We are committed to providing the best for the animals in our care ... we cannot develop an elephant exhibit big enough to accommodate a functioning herd."

  • by staff writers

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Two cane toads detected in Canberra

Two cane toads detected in Canberra

Investigations are ongoing on how the toads got to Canberra. 

  • by Han Nguyen
Prince Harry and Meghan mark 60 years of royals cuddling koalas
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Prince Harry and Meghan mark 60 years of royals cuddling koalas

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will meet koalas almost exactly 60 years after the Queen Mother - but this time there will be no cuddling.

  • by Tim Barlass
Wildlife carer suffers severe injuries following kangaroo attack
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Wildlife carer suffers severe injuries following kangaroo attack

A kangaroo began to attack Linda Smith's husband before she and her son suffered injuries trying to help him at their property near Toowoomba.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
'I shot a whole family of baboons': wildlife official's killing spree
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'I shot a whole family of baboons': wildlife official's killing spree

The fish and game commission member killed a giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog, gemsbok (oryx) and eland in Namibia.

Koalas arrive in UK from Adelaide

Koalas arrive in UK from Adelaide

Five southern koalas have arrived at their new home in England to help boost the numbers of the vulnerable marsupials, after a move planned out and prepared over more than two years.

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Last weekend of Floriade to finish with dogs day out
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Last weekend of Floriade to finish with dogs day out

Unfortunately, the weather won't be paw-fect ... it might be a little ruff. 

  • by Han Nguyen
Echidna quills at Taronga hold secrets to fight illegal wildlife trade
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Echidna quills at Taronga hold secrets to fight illegal wildlife trade

Scientists at Taronga's research and learning hub can read an echidna's quill like a map.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Female ranger 'taken' by crocodile in Northern Territory
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Female ranger 'taken' by crocodile in Northern Territory

A woman has been attacked by a crocodile in remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Extinct bones may have solved mystery of human arrival on Madagascar
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Extinct bones may have solved mystery of human arrival on Madagascar

Under quarantine in a laboratory at the Australian National University lies a graveyard of extinct animals.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Puppy love: scammers advertise dogs that don't exist, netting $51,000
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Puppy love: scammers advertise dogs that don't exist, netting $51,000

Fake advertisements on trading websites and social media show cute photos and cheap prices, with victims told to pay for transport, crates, insurance, shipping fees, vaccinations and quarantine clearances.