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Whale watchers flip out: first boats sail as Sydney season tails off

Whale watchers flip out: first boats sail as Sydney season tails off

Whale Watchers Sydney have taken eager spotters out on the open water for the first time since lockdown began, with just a few weeks of the season left.

  • by Laura Chung

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Kangaroo pulled from Canberra lake in viral video euthanised by vet

Kangaroo pulled from Canberra lake in viral video euthanised by vet

Footage of a dawn retrieval of a kangaroo from Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin went viral around the world, but the kangaroo met a tragic end.

  • by Rob Harris
Zoos get animals used to humans again as they practice their lions

Zoos get animals used to humans again as they practice their lions

Zoos reopening after lockdown have been preparing their animals for post-lockdown exposure to humans.

  • by Julie Power
Congo’s selfie-famous mountain gorilla Ndakasi dies at 14

Congo’s selfie-famous mountain gorilla Ndakasi dies at 14

Her sweet nature and intelligence helped rangers understand the connection between humans and great apes.

  • by Jean-Yeves Kamale and Carley Petesch
‘She likes watching me’: A scaly soulmate in lockdown? Join the club

‘She likes watching me’: A scaly soulmate in lockdown? Join the club

Latest figures from Animal Medicines Australia show the number of households with reptiles have more than doubled, from 194,500 in 2019 to 426,400.

  • by Sue Williams
Brumbies do not belong in the Snowy Mountains but plan is a good compromise

Brumbies do not belong in the Snowy Mountains but plan is a good compromise

Brumbies trample the delicate ecosystem of the Australian high country into worthless mud heaps. It’s like the Great Barrier Reef coral being devoured by an imported European fish – and everyone cheering for the fish.

  • by Anthony Sharwood
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Beekeeping causes buzz of activity during Sydney lockdown

Beekeeping causes buzz of activity during Sydney lockdown

Allyson Apte, who runs Beecology, said more people have expressed interest in buying bees since the lockdown started.

  • by Laura Chung
Brumbies to be culled under draft plan for Kosciuszko National Park

Brumbies to be culled under draft plan for Kosciuszko National Park

Two-thirds of the Kosciuszko National Park will be kept free of the feral horses if a new management plan for controlling the animals’ numbers is implemented.

  • by Peter Hannam
Love rat: the moment I warmed to pigeons

Love rat: the moment I warmed to pigeons

Reviled collectively as flying rodents, pigeons’ individual struggles to survive in hostile urban landscapes seem downright heroic.

  • by Frank Robson
Avian snow droppers are unseasonably spirited decorators
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Avian snow droppers are unseasonably spirited decorators

Pragmatic lollipops know when to hold, when to jump and when to run.

Live cameras capture arrival of peregrine falcon chicks on top of CBD building

Live cameras capture arrival of peregrine falcon chicks on top of CBD building

The arrival of the cute peregrine falcon chicks atop a Collins Street tower are providing Melburnians with a much welcomed distraction from lockdown life.

  • by Erin Pearson