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The Project

Werribee Sewage Farm No Longer Requires Toilet Duck As Mascot

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Great news for birdwatchers who love cross-over hits – there is a Eurasian tufted duck living at the Werribee Water Treatment Plant.

National

National

Horny Funnel-Web Spiders Go Viral On The Web

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These eight-legged freaks have shot to fame after their video was released.

National

National

Dead Fish And Drying Rivers Reveal What's ‘Rotten’ About The Murray-Darling

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A kangaroo struggles to free itself from mud in a cracked lake bed while fish corpses begin to rot.

National

National

S'Not Joking, This Marine Biologist Is Collecting Whale Snot For Science

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We've all seen or watched the majestic moment a whale comes to the water's surface and strikes a blow.

Life

Life

You Can Now Get Slippers Made To Look Like Your Pets And Please Take Our Money

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If you aren't a pet owner, look away now. Because things are about to get pretty intense in the love for domestic animals space.

National

National

'We Can't Take It Anymore': Farmers Holding Dead 'Century-Old Fish' Want Answers

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Two farmers stand knee-deep in water on the banks of the Darling River lined with dead fish. The smell is "unbearable". 

World

World

Hummingbirds ‘Weaponise’ Bills In Quest For Females And Flowers

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Hummingbirds are perhaps best known for their frenetic energy and their speedy pursuit of sweet, sweet nectar, but it turns out some hummingbirds are ferocious fighters too.

Good News

Good News

Rare Bilby Triplets Bringing New Hope For Endangered Species

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Dreamworld has released the first images of rare bilby triplets who were born just three months ago, and will soon be given their names.

World

World

'Please Take Care Of Sky': Dog Abandoned With Heartbreaking Note

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An animal shelter has taken in one of its "most heartbreaking souls", after a homeless owner couldn't feed their pup.

World

World

Dozens Of Puppies Rescued From Pet Store Fire

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A disaster was narrowly averted when good Samaritans helped rescue 86 puppies from a fire at a pet store.

Life

Life

These Foodie Squirrels Are New York's Answer To The Aussie Ibis

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Take note, humble Bin Chickens -- the rodents of NYC know how to chow down on food scraps with class.

News

News

It’s the annual role call at London Zoo as they begin their stock-take of 19,000 animals

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It’s time to tally the tails and count the critters

National

National

Cane Toads Riding 3.5-Metre Python Apparently Trying To Get A Root

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Horny or hurried? Perhaps these cane toads are both.

National

National

How To Keep Your Pets Safe During NYE Fireworks

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While watching the fireworks can be an exciting way to ring in the new year, it can also be a bit much for our furry friends. 

National

National

How To Protect Your Pets During This Heatwave

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The RSPCA has repeated calls for pet owners to take precautions with their animals as a heatwave sets in. 

Qusay Noor

Qusay Noor

When Millions Fled War, One Man Stayed To Save The Abandoned Cats

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Mohammed Alaa Al-Jaleel is one of many Syrians who have been forced out of their homes amid the country's brutal civil war.

World

World

Dog With Crooked Teeth And No Nose Looking For Forever Home

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Sniffles the dog has no nose and crooked teeth, but carers are hoping he can still find his forever home.

National

National

Spike In 'Humongous' Funnel Web Spiders Looking For Love

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Funnel-web spiders have descended on Australia looking for love, so it's officially time to pack your bags and head to your nearest airport. 

World

World

Birds Overdose On Prescription Pills Dumped At Park

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A goose and a gull are being nursed back to health after eating some of the hundreds of prescription pills that were dumped at a park south-east of Los Angeles.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Here's A List Of Animals That Resemble World Leaders. And Vice Versa.

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I must confess I feel a bit sorry for Dermophis donaldtrumpi.

National

National

Baby Elephant Gets Extra Special Early Christmas Treat

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This festive season is extra special for little Jai Dee.

World

World

Blind, Underground-Dwelling Creature Named After Donald Trump

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U.K. based company, EnviroBuild, bought the naming rights to a newly discovered caecilian to make a political stance against Donald Trump's views on climate change.

Good News

Good News

Legend Vet Dresses As Giant Mouse To Examine Nervous Dog

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Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear onesies and crocs.

Comedy

Comedy

Should You Take Your Cat For Walkies?

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Scientist reckons a leash could make your feline happy

National

National

Breakthrough Treatment Means Sick Pups Live Longer And Suffer Less

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An Australian team is leading the way in using radiation therapy, previously only available to humans, to treat cancers in our furry friends.

World

World

Convicted Animal-Killer Sentenced To Watch 'Bambi' In Prison

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A man who illegally poached hundreds of deer has been ordered to watch Disney's film 'Bambi' at least once a month during his year-long jail term. 

Good News

Good News

Here Are 11 Chunky Animals To Help You Get Through The Day

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Bubble butt, bubble bubble bubble butt.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

Baby Penguins, Royal Hugs And Hidden Proposals: The Good News Of 2018

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Looking back on 2018, it’s very easy to get caught up in the wild, woeful and honestly urgh moments of the year -- many of which came out of Canberra.

News

News

Clucking Hell - Could Your Backyard Chooks Be A Biohazard?

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Urban sprawl and climate change lead to potential disease timebomb

Views

Views

I Have Killed, And I Will Kill Again

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I am just going to lay this one on the line right now: I am a murderer, and I don't care. 

World

World

Move Over Knickers, We Have A New Favourite Cow

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He may be tiny, but he's melting some big hearts.

World

World

World's Oldest Wild Bird Lays Another Egg... Aged Almost 70

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There's no slowing down for this mum, who is still raising chicks well into her sixties.

Life

Life

What's The Buzz With Mosquitoes Waking Us Up?

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Summer sucks. There, we've said it.

News

News

Seals Are Getting Eels Stuck Up Their Noses And No One Knows Why

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Researchers have absolutely no idea what's gone on. None.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

You Might Want To Rethink Taking Your Cat For A Walk

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No-one and we mean NO ONE loves going for a walk as much as dogs, but what about our other furry companions?

National

National

Dead Wallaby Painted Over By 'Callous' Workers Marking Road

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Roadworkers in Tasmania have painted over a wallaby that lay dead on the side of a highway.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Let Me Give You A Steer On What It's Like To Be Too Big

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It’s all very well for you, isn’t it?

National

National

Knickers The Massive Steer Is Just A ‘Little Above The Norm’

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At 194 centimetres tall and weighing in at a whopping 1.4 tonnes, proud owner Geoff Pearson says Knickers has always been a "standout steer".

Entertainment

Entertainment

Meet The Hollywood Animals That Deserve All The Acting Awards

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It doesn't seem fair that there's not a single animal acting category at the Oscars, Emmys, or Golden Globes award ceremonies.

World

World

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles 'Flash Frozen' In Cold Snap

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The turtles were frozen solid like "ice cubes"

Views

Views

The Day I Went To War With Sydney's Ballsiest Bush Turkey

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I come from a long line of servicemen.

World

World

Whale Washes Up On Beach With 115 Plastic Cups In Stomach

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A dead sperm whale has washed up on a beach in a national park in Indonesia.

National

National

Two Turtles Dead After Being Trapped In Rubbish Off QLD Coast

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GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains content that may be distressing for some readers.

National

National

Is This The Bravest Animal Wrangling Cop In Australia?

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An emu, an alpaca and a cop walk into a bar -- stop me if you've heard this one.

Good News

Good News

Poodle Sheep Are Now A Thing And Are Truly Amazing

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A new breed of sheep have made their public debut AND THEY'RE THE CUTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD!!!

World

World

Newborn Baby Snatched And Killed By Wild Monkey

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The 12-day-old boy was snatched from his mother's arms and killed by a monkey in northern India.

National

National

10 Times Steve Irwin Was Outrageously Aussie

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It's been 12 years since Steve Irwin passed away, but time hasn't faded fond memories of the man famous for his love for wildlife and his Australian charm.

World

World

Police Rescue A Lion Cub As Its Owner Took Selfies With It

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The 33-year-old man tried to convince officers the pet inside his green Lamborghini was "just a cat" but they didn't buy it.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Animals In Wildfire

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Sandra Bullock again proved that she really is Miss Congeniality after she made a hefty donation to assist with rescuing the animal victims of the blazes.

Life

Life

Dog Hasn't Left The Spot Where Owner Was Killed For 80 Days

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It's OK, we'll wait while you grab a tissue because we've also got something in our eyes.

World

World

Zookeeper Accused Of Killing Five Tigers And Selling Cubs

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A former Oklahoma zookeeper has been charged with killing five tigers and selling animal cubs.

Good News

Good News

A Beautiful Mandarin Duck Randomly Appeared In New York

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Thousands of kilometres from home, a Mandarin Duck was spotted swimming majestically in a pond in a quiet corner in New York's Central Park.

Halloween

Halloween

These Halloween Costumes For Your Fury Family Are Absolutely Pawfect

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There are enough options for all your fur-babies to feel included in the spookiest day of the year.

World

World

Man Plays Piano To Sooth Ailing, Blind Elephants At Sanctuary In Thailand

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They say an elephant never forgets, and those at Elephants World in Thailand will certainly never forget Paul Barton. Barton is the man who introduced these elephants to classical music.

Style

Style

A Cat Just Walked A Runway In Turkey And It Was Pawfection

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Werk it.

News

News

Please Enjoy This Week's Cutest Animal Videos On Repeat

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What better way to slide into the weekend than with our pawsome round-up the best and cutest animal clips.

Crime

Crime

Pair Face Court Over $21,000 Baby Meerkat Theft

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A man and woman have appeared in a Perth court, charged over the alleged theft of a baby meerkat worth $21,281.

Good News

Good News

Miraculous Animal Rescues Caught On Camera

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If these animal rescues don't put a smile on your face, we aren't sure what will!

News

News

The Little Aussie Legends Facing Extinction

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They’re as iconic to Australia as the koala or kangaroo.

World

World

Lion Around And Living Their Best Lives

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The lions at London Zoo can't get enough of their custom made catnip.

World

World

This Rapidly Declining Penguin Population Is Causing A Flap

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The habitats of the drastically declining African Penguin population is being hit by rising tides caused by climate change

National

National

Family Survive Horrifying Kangaroo Attack

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It will be a birthday Jim Smith never forgets, after he and his family were viciously attacked by a kangaroo on Saturday night.

Good News

Good News

Sea Life Sydney Get Its First Same-Sex Couple, Penguins Sphen And Magic

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Meet Sphen and Magic, or as they’re perhaps affectionately called, Sphengic!

World

World

It's Fat Bear Week In Alaska. Fur Real.

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The grizzlies at Katmai National Park and Reserve in Alaska are chowing down in a race for survival.

Good News

Good News

A Gecko Was Caught Prank Calling People In Hawaii

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Yes, you read that correctly.

World

World

Woman Killed By Bull At Festival Race

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A woman has reportedly died after she was hit by a bull during a race at a festival in France. 

World

World

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Cheeky Animal Filmed Driving Bus In India

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A bus driver has been suspended after a monkey was filmed taking the wheel of his vehicle.

News

News

Incredible Find Behind Brick Wall

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As each brick was removed, the incredible secret behind the wall was revealed.

Good News

Good News

Matilda The Echidna Licks Ant Allergy Thanks To Science

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Imagine being allergic to your main source of food.

World

World

Footage: Horse Shocks Bar Patrons After Surprise Visit

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A young racehorse escaped its handler and ran into the nearest bar.

World

World

Watch This Lion Escape From A Crocodile's Jaws

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Tourists in Kruger National Park in South Africa caught a rare moment on camera when a lion almost became a snack for a snappy crocodile

Good News

Good News

12 Adorable Cub Pandas Make Their Public Debut

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Rolling over and crawling, a dozen giant panda cubs met the public for the first time on Friday. 

World

World

Explained: The Seal Reason The Kayaker Got Slapped With An Octopus

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You've probably seen the footage that left you feeling a little stunned. Though perhaps not as stunned as the kayaker.

National

National

Magpie Attacks Children At Park, Council Applies To Have It Killed

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A council in Perth has applied for a licence to cull a territorial magpie following a series of attacks on children. 

Good News

Good News

Injured Turtle Gets Personalised Mini-Wheelchair

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It's not everyday you get a new set of wheels.

National

National

Endangered Tortoise Found Seven Years After Being Stolen From Zoo

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A critically-endangered tortoise that was stolen from Perth Zoo seven years ago has been found, police in Western Australia say.

World

World

Incredible Vision Of A Baby Orangutan Born Via C-Section

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Doctors used to delivering human babies had to give nature a helping hand when a 36-year-old Sumatran orangutan started struggling during birth.

Good News

Good News

The Groomer Turning Pups Into Glamour Models

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Spoiler alert: ALL THESE DOGS ARE ADORABLE

News

News

Wedge-tailed Eagle To Become World’s First Animal Powered Drone

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Still no confirmation on whether or not they’ll pay the eagle with rabbits

World

World

Incredible Footage Of Rare Two-Headed Snake

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A two-headed snake with separate brains but a single heart has been discovered in Virginia, USA.

TV

TV

Robert Irwin Scares The Crap Out Of Kevin Hart With Animals

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In his latest appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Robert Irwin scared the ever-loving crap out of Kevin Hart.

World

World

Grandma Kills Alligator That She Thinks Ate Her Mini Horse

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A Texas woman took her revenge on an alligator that allegedly ate one of her miniature horses a few years ago.

World

World

Netflix And Krill: Watch This Narwhal Snuggle Up To A Beluga

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They've been swimming together for THREE YEARS, GUYS!

World

World

Mother, Son Fighting For Life After Giraffe Attack

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The pair was trampled near their home at a South African wildlife reserve.

World

World

'Can I Cub With You?' Curious Lion Climbs Into Car With Tourists

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Proving Lions are just big cats at heart, this snugly lion decided he wanted to join the tour.

Good News

Good News

Kangaroo On The Loose In Austria Ruins Nation's Tourism Slogan

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It's an All Aussie Adventure.

National

National

PSA: Magpie Season Is Upon Us And These Pictures Prove It

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They're back, and they're as terrifying as ever.

National

National

Tukta The Elephant Dies At Sydney's Taronga Zoo

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It's a sad day for the team at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

World

World

Moose Drowns Because Tourists Want To Take Its Picture

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The moose was forced back into the water, feeling threatened by onlookers.

World

World

Penguins And Dolphin Left To Die In Abandoned Aquarium

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A lonely dolphin and 46 penguins are among the dozens of marine life abandoned.

News

News

Zoo Keepers Heartbroken After Sudden Death Of Kibabu

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Zoo keepers have struggled to cope, as Kibabu the silverback gorilla dies aged 41.

World

World

Meet The Cuddliest Artist In Vienna, Yang Yang The Giant Panda

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Yang Yang the giant panda is taking the art world by storm with her abstract paintings selling for a mint.

Life

Life

Alpaca Your Bag: The Best Places To Vacay With Alpacas

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There is a new way to holiday and it includes a lot of fluff and a whole lot of cuteness.

Good News

Good News

A Mini Rescue Horse Is Best Friends With A Golden Retriever

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A friendship too pure for this world.

World

World

Intelligent Crows Clean For Their Grub At French Theme Park

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It's a waste disposal system to crow about.

News

News

A Dog Managed To Survive The Deadly Wildfires In Greece By Hiding In An Oven

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The fires killed 91 and destroyed hundreds of homes, but this little survivor managed to find shelter and is now getting the cuddles he deserves.

Comedy

Comedy

Punks Join Forces To Save Green-Mohawked Turtle

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Endangered Mary River Turtle gets a hardcore following

World

World

As Fires Roar Through Athens, This Vet Was Inundated With Pets

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The heartbreaking aftermath of the vicious Athens wildfires has left death tolls rising, while thousands of pets have been injured and left without homes.

Features

Features

Crocodile Migration Becoming A Problem For North Queenslanders

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With rising water temperatures, salt water crocs are looking for a new place to live

Good News

Good News

The Lowdown On The 'Naughty Penguin Of The Month' Image That's Gone Viral

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The aquarium updates the naughty and nice list ALL THE TIME.