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1 million signatures given to consul-general in bid to end Indonesia's dog-meat trade
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Indonesia

1 million signatures given to consul-general in bid to end Indonesia's dog-meat trade

Animal welfare campaigners hand-delivered a petition with signatures from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres to the Indonesian consul-general in Sydney on Monday.

  • by Steve Jacobs

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Animal CSI: In this Australian lab, scientists are solving animal crimes
Animals

Animal CSI: In this Australian lab, scientists are solving animal crimes

You’ve got to crack a few chicken eggs to bust a drug smuggler. And that's exactly what Australia's only accredited animal CSI lab is doing.

  • by Liam Mannix
This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses
USA

This Northern California mountain lion is a serial killer - of horses

Ranchers and conservationists have been arguing over how to best manage wild horses in a California national park. Now, a cougar is helping out.

  • by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Please 'Shazam' frog lovesongs because it's for science
Animals

Please 'Shazam' frog lovesongs because it's for science

Hop to it citizen scientists, this November, science needs you to listen and log frog lovesongs. With your phone.

  • by Liam Mannix
'Scam': Developer to use parkland to offset koala habitat destruction
Animals

'Scam': Developer to use parkland to offset koala habitat destruction

Housing project on Sydney's south-western fringe will remove koala habitat with the developer using existing council parkland to compensate for the destruction.

  • by Peter Hannam
People are going to the rescue of baby magpies that don't need help
Canberra

People are going to the rescue of baby magpies that don't need help

ACT Wildlife is trying to return the "kidnapped" magpies back to their parents.

  • by Han Nguyen & Zain Waseem
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Dinosaurs reveal the path towards extinction
City life

Dinosaurs reveal the path towards extinction

A dinosaur exhibit at Taronga Zoo shines a light on what may happen to animal species in the event of rapid environmental change.

  • by Andrew Taylor
'360 degrees': Wide-ranging aid needed to stem rapid decline of koalas

'360 degrees': Wide-ranging aid needed to stem rapid decline of koalas

Koalas, one of Australia's most beloved animals, are in rapid decline across the country, particularly in the regions where populations have the most genetic diversity, scientists say.

  • by Peter Hannam
Kuga may have saved the lives of his unit. Now he's being recognised
Defence

Kuga may have saved the lives of his unit. Now he's being recognised

A dog that gave its life in combat has been honored at the Australian War Memorial.

  • by Zain Waseem
Love birds: Sydney's same-sex penguin couple welcomes baby chick

Love birds: Sydney's same-sex penguin couple welcomes baby chick

A new pair of happy feet are waddling around a Sydney penguin enclosure, after beloved same-sex penguin couple Sphen and Magic welcomed their foster chick into the world.

  • by Sarah Muller
Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash
Wildlife

Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash

Marine ecologist Sallie Beavers of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park said the octopuses were the size of green peas.