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'Senseless': Nets catch 480 animals including many protected species

'Senseless': Nets catch 480 animals including many protected species

The number of animals caught in NSW's shark nets jumped more than a fifth in the latest season, trapping more than 180 threatened or protected species.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Emus banned from outback Queensland pub
Brisbane

Emus banned from outback Queensland pub

The stairs around the Yaraka Hotel in central Queensland have been roped off to stop the antics of Kevin and Carol.

  • by Toby Crockford
Sniffer dogs pick up scent in hunt for endangered marsupial at Logan
Wildlife

Sniffer dogs pick up scent in hunt for endangered marsupial at Logan

Evidence of the endangered spotted-tail quoll has been confirmed in Logan for the first time in more than a decade.

  • by Tony Moore
Escape artist bear on the loose in Italy again
Italy

Escape artist bear on the loose in Italy again

The brown bear first escaped from an enclosure near the northern town of Trento last year, clambering over a four metre-high-barrier and an electrified fence.

  • by Nick Squires
Hanging with Europe's Frugals
Opinion
Column 8

Hanging with Europe's Frugals

And making a saving in Chatswood.

Rescuer to rescued: Stricken St Bernard ferried from mountain
Switzerland

Rescuer to rescued: Stricken St Bernard ferried from mountain

A sixteen-member team took turns to carry the 55kg-dog Daisy from England's highest peak to safety.

  • by Craig Simpson
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Identify host animal carrying COVID-19 or risk future outbreaks, says top scientist
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Coronavirus pandemic

Identify host animal carrying COVID-19 or risk future outbreaks, says top scientist

Australian Museum chief scientist says a co-ordinated research effort is required to prevent a modern plague repeatedly sweeping the globe.

  • by Heath Gilmore
From Delhi to Cairo, Australians are rescuing animals abandoned by collapse in tourism
Coronavirus pandemic

From Delhi to Cairo, Australians are rescuing animals abandoned by collapse in tourism

They are the four-legged, mostly forgotten victims of the pandemic.

  • by Latika Bourke
Well-preserved mammoth skeleton parts found in Siberian lake
Archaeology

Well-preserved mammoth skeleton parts found in Siberian lake

Reindeer herders found part of the animal's skull, the lower jaw, several ribs, and a foot fragment with sinews still intact.

Why I went from doggie-doo denier to poop picker-upper
Good Weekend

Why I went from doggie-doo denier to poop picker-upper

I’m not the most compliant citizen when it comes to pet-related by-laws. But I've changed my mind about cleaning up after dogs.

  • by Frank Robson
'Extremely cruel': Rare lizards found in rice cookers bound for China
Crime

'Extremely cruel': Rare lizards found in rice cookers bound for China

The 'sophisticated' operation to move 78 reptiles, estimated to be worth up to $1 million on the black market, came unstuck after mail centre staff saw x-rays of the packages.

  • by Matt Dennien