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T-rex eye evolved for bigger bite

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Impact from the ferocious bite of a T-rex was not restricted to its unlucky prey, as study finds the mighty lizard king evolved oval eye sockets to protect its skull from the force of its own attack

Ravi the red panda  at Australia  Zoo . Picture: Australia Zoo

Red panda’s three days on the run

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A daring escape from Adelaide Zoo has ended well for new resident red panda Ravi – zookeepers searched high and low until his bushy red tail dangling from a fig tree gave the game away

Macro Art Photography Awards - Finalist
Jumping Spider by Richard Kubica from Myjava, Slovakia Picture: Supplied/ Macro Art Awards

Sleepy spiders caught on camera

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Do spiders sleep? New research suggests they just might. And not only that, but their human-like sleep patterns might also mean they dream

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T-rex reigns as king of dinosaurs

scene of the giant dinosaur destroy the park.
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Rejecting calls for a queen and emperor to share the Tyrannosaurus title, dinosaur experts have declared there is only one T-rex

‘Fierce’ dino fossil fetches fortune

A Gorgosaurus Skeleton measuring 10 feet tall (3.04 meters) is unveiled at Sotheby’s in New York, on July 05, 2022. - The Specimen is the highlight of Sotheby’s geek week sale series and is estimated at $5 to 8 million. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
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The 77-million-year-old Gorgosaurus skeleton sold at Sotheby’s in New York fetched a whopping $US6.1 million, but dinosaur experts say selling the mighty biter is a gigantic loss for science

Grazing goats called in to save little lizard

MELBOURNE, JULY 15, 2022: A tribe of goats has landed in MelbourneÕs Royal Park as part of a City of Melbourne trial to regenerate the habitat of the WhiteÕs Skink, a regionally significant species of lizard. Picture: Mark Stewart
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An ingenious trial is underway using grazing goats to munch on grasses threatening the habitat of long-term resident skinks

Vic zoos cancel close encounters

MELBOURNE, MAY 2, 2022: Melbourne Zoo has welcomed a gorgeous new 18-month-old Giraffe named Iris. Picture: Mark Stewart
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Indonesia’s outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease prompts Victorian zoos to cancel visitor encounters with animals at risk of catching the virus, as politicians debate border and airport security

Great white sharks in growth spurt

Beautiful, powerful and amazing looking creature beside a nightmare opinion from the peoples haven't see face to face underwater with this guy
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Bans on shark fishing and the creation of marine reserves have seen the size of great white and tiger species soar, as more food and greater safety mean these underwater beasts could get bigger

New dino had tiny arms and giant head like T-rex

Artist's impression of the Meraxes gigas. Picture: Carlos Papolio
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Palaeontologists have discovered a new giant meat eating dinosaur that had a massive head and tiny arms, just like Tyrannosaurus rex

Australia’s environment report reveals ‘crisis’

Koalas chilling out at Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary. Picture: Supplied
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Extreme weather events are having a compounding effect on Australia’s native plant and animal species, as latest five-yearly report reveals the nation’s natural environment is struggling

Fears for Migaloo after dead white whale find

A  beached, rare white Humpback Whale on the Eastern Coast of Victoria.  Scientists are working out if the whale is the well know Migaloo or perhaps a relative. Picture: Supplied,
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The discovery of a dead whale washed up on a Victorian beach sparked fears it was the famous white humpback Migaloo

Dino set to fetch millions of dollars at auction

A Gorgosaurus Skeleton measuring 10 feet tall (3.04 meters) is unveiled at Sotheby’s in New York, on July 05, 2022. - The Specimen is the highlight of Sotheby’s geek week sale series and is estimated at $5 to 8 million. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
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The skeleton of a Gorgosaurus dinosaur is up for sale. But you’ll need more than your weekly pocket money to afford this fantastic fossil

Turtle and croc strike up unlikely friendship

"Ross the Croc" was snapped with a turtle on his back along the Ross River near Douglas Park on Sunday. Picture: Kane Wiblen
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A fearless turtle appears to have struck up an unlikely friendship with a crocodile in northeast Queensland, with locals snapping a picture of it riding on the croc’s back

Baby woolly mammoth intact in ice

EMBARGO FOR TWAM 26 FEB 2022. FEES MAY APPLY. Lyuba the baby woolly mammoth in the lab. Credit Copyright RIA Novosti.jpg Supplied for Elizabeth Fortescue for story on Australian Museum exhibition. Picture: Supplied.
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A near-complete infant woolly mammoth has been found mummified in Canada’s far north Yukon territory, complete with hair and skin preserved in permafrost for over 30,000 years

Bees in ‘lockdown’ to stop parasite spread

Honey Bee on Pea flower, Muogamarra Nature Reserve Australia
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The NSW government has ordered a lockdown of bee hives after the discovery of a deadly foreign parasite that has decimated bee populations overseas

Meet the ugliest mutt on Earth

Mr. Happy Face looks towards the camera before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 24, 2022. - Mr. Happy Face, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested, saved from a hoarder's house, won the competition taking home the $1500 prize. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)
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An ageing Mr Happy Face has won the World’s Ugliest Dog crown – now he’s winning fans around the globe with his story of survival and a second chance at love after being rescued last year

Classroom ‘doggie dates’ reduce stress

30/09/2021: Wheenie - This South Australian Miniature Schnoodle  works as a therapy dog at Settlers farm Primary School. Picture Kelly Barnes
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Stress is bad for learning, behaviour, health and wellbeing – and there are many ways schools are trying to tackle it. But new research suggests the best way is having a canine classmate

World’s largest fish caught in Cambodia

The world's biggest freshwater fish, a giant stingray, that weighs 661 pounds (300 kilograms) is pictured with International scientists, Cambodian fisheries officials and villagers at Koh Preah island in the Mekong River south of Stung Treng province, Cambodia June 14, 2022. Picture taken with a drone on June 14, 2022. Chhut Chheana/Wonder of Mekong/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES NO ARCHIVES
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A giant stingray weighing a whopping 300kg and measuring 4m long has been caught by Cambodian fishermen – and released back into the Mekong River

Deadliest snakes could save lives

KIDS NEWS: Australian eastern brown snake being defensive. Picture: Ken Griffiths/supplied
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Among the world’s deadliest snakes, Australia’s eastern brown and scaled viper could soon enjoy a popularity surge as a protein in their venom significantly slows patient blood loss after injury

Ancient giraffe ancestor was a headbanger

Intermale competitions involving members of the giraffe family are seen in an undated illustration. In the foreground, two males of the extinct species Discokeryx xiezhi that lived 17 million years ago in what is now the Xinjiang region of northwestern China are seen. In the background, two males of the modern giraffe species Giraffa camelopardalis that inhabits parts of sub-Saharan Africa are pictured. Wang Yu and Guo Xiaocong
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An ancient relative of today’s docile giraffe was a hardened, head-bashing battler, as males slugged it out in a bid to win a female mate around 17 million years ago in the grasslands of China

Elephant ‘Happy’ … but not a person

Female Asian elephant Happy looking at herself in mirror at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Happy showed researchers that pachyderms can recognize themselves in a mirror _ a highly complex behavior previously known in only a few other species. (AP Photo/National Academy of Sciences, Courtesy of Joshua Plotnik, Frans de Waal, and Diana Reiss.)
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The US Court of Appeals has closed the gate on the question of whether Happy the elephant has the same rights under the law as a human being, ruling the ‘magnificent creature’ is not a person

Shark cam captures life and death struggles

Cameras fitted to tiger sharks in Western Australia are giving scientists an unprecedented view of the life and death struggles of the predators and their prey. Picture: Alex Kydd
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Cameras fitted to tiger sharks in Western Australia are giving scientists an unprecedented view of the life and death struggles of the predators and their prey

New Kosciuszko koalas adapted to survive

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: A female koala named 'Spinnaker Petal' is seen eating Eucalyptus in her pen at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on September 14, 2020, in Port Macquarie, Australia. Established in 1973 the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital has 150 volunteers, a specialised treatment room, intensive care unit and rehabilitation yards. The team were instrumental in treating bushfire affected koalas during what has become known as Australia's Black Summer, however, more common treatments are given for road accident trauma, dog attacks and disease, such as Chlamydia. A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry released in June 2020 has found that koalas will become extinct in the state before 2050 without urgent government intervention. Making 42 recommendations, the inquiry found that climate change is compounding the severity and impact of other threats, such as drought and bushfire, which is drastically impacting koala populations by affecting the quality of their food and habitat. The plight of the koala received global attention in the wake of Australia's devastating bushfire season which saw tens of thousands of animals killed around the country. While recent fires compounded the koala's loss of habitat, the future of the species in NSW is also threatened by continued logging, mining, land clearing, and urban development. Along with advising agencies work together to create a standard method for surveying koala populations, the inquiry also recommended setting aside protected habitat, the ruling out of further opening up of old-growth state forest for logging and the establishment of a well-resourced network of wildlife hospitals in key areas of the state staffed by suitably qualified personnel and veterinarians. The NSW Government has committed to a $44.7 million koala strategy, the largest financial commitment to protecting koalas in the state's history. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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A previously unknown koala population in Kosciuszko National Park adds ‘insurance’ against species extinction as rare sightings over the past 80 years make the discovery an even bigger surprise

Lion with mullet causes uproar at Chinese zoo

Hang Hang at Guangzhou Zoo in China, sports a unique mane. Zookeepers insist his golden locks were left limp and droopy by the 32C heat and 89% humidity. Hang Hang was snapped trawling around his enclosure with a fellow lion on May 29, and a caretaker said photos of the 'do attracted more visitors.', Picture: Supplied
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Even lions can have a bad hair day. Just ask Hang Hang. The big cat’s once glorious mane looks more like a mullet, with keepers blaming hot and humid weather

Megalodon loses food fight with great white shark

Megalodon prehistoric shark, artwork
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An epic clash between aquatic apex predators may have helped drive the megalodon to extinction once they were forced to compete for food with the fearsome and fast great white shark

Dig deeper on International Dinosaur Day

Melbourne Museum Life-like Baby Triceratops puppet unveiling of Melbourne Museum's triceratops exhibition.      Sam 4, bumps into the baby triceratops in the Forest Gallery.                 Picture: David Caird
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A Melbourne palaeontologist has shared some of his favourite dinosaur facts as the creatures take centre stage on their international day. WATCH THE VIDEO

Google AI to help rescue Great Barrier Reef

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle about to eat a small jellyfish at Saxon Reef on the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Cairns on February 25, 2022. Picture: Shannon Myers/Down Under Cruise and Dive
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Global tech giant Google has teamed up with CSIRO scientists to tackle the crown-of-thorns starfish that preys on coral and is one of the top three threats to the Great Barrier Reef’s future

Waddle they think at school?

MELBOURNE. 16/05/2022..  A different take on walking the pets to school. Every morning Edithvale kids Finn walking Ryan Gosling the Goose and sister Mia walking the family dog Sadie to school .   Contact id father Chris 0412984698  . Photo by Michael Klein
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A Victorian family’s pet goose shows birds of a feather don’t always flock together, preferring the company of his humans and canine best friend

Leo’s a cut above in the charity stakes

9 year old Leo Saw wants to help animals so he hopes he can raise some money by chopping off his much loved mullet. He has two dogs and wants all doggos to be safe and in warm homes so he started this fundraiser for the Lost Dogs Home. Leo prepares to chop his locks with his dog Elly.                      Picture: David Caird
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Animal mad Melbourne boy Leo Saw is planning to cut off his prized mullet to raise money for the Lost Dogs’ Home

Monstrous megaraptor unearthed in Argentina

Life reconstruction of Maip macrothorax. Image credit: Agustín Ozán.
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Boasting terrifying talons, one mighty big belly and a bulky body the length of a three-storey building, this Cretaceous era Argentinian dinosaur was once the apex predator of the Andes

Injured flying fox spreads her wings again

Injured flying fox Werribee Open Range Zoo
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A broken wing is really bad news for a flying fox. But this girl is back gliding through the night thanks to life-saving surgery by vets from Werribee Open Range Zoo

Irwin family blazes digital art trail

The Irwins - Wildlife Warriors Picture: Australia Zoo
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No wilderness frontier is a match for the intrepid Irwin family and the new crypto universe is no exception, with the Australia Zoo wildlife conservationists launching a new digital art project

Super koala Jagger to the rescue

Two-year-old Jagger has been bred as part of the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project. Picture: University of Queensland
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Scientists are breeding super koalas with healthy genes in a conservation project to boost endangered populations along Australia’s east coast

Crocs no match in trapdoor plant quest

STALKING: Keeping an eye on us while we were fishing in the Ord River W.A.
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Australian researches had to trek for three days in a crocodile-infested WA river to find a rare carnivorous plant that captures its prey with a trapdoor

Mercy the penguin’s second chance at life

Mercy is a little penguin rescued from Bruny Island who was brought into the Bonorong Wildlife Hospital to be treated. Picture: Bonorong Wildlife Hospital
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Little penguin Mercy wasn’t in a good way before he was nursed back to health by Tasmanian wildlife keepers. WATCH THE VIDEO of his recovery and heartwarming release back into the wild

Spinosaurus’ underwater life was in its bones

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Scientists have scratched their heads over Spinosaurus since the Cretaceous carnivore was first discovered – now a study has shed new light on how the giant dinosaurs hunted prey underwater

Bath time for rescued Tassie devil

A Tasmanian devil gets a bath after becoming covered in oil. Pic:
 Michael Eastwell.
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A Tasmanian devil has been given a five-star spa treatment after being rescued from an oily pit in a mechanic’s workshop. WATCH THE VIDEO

Top dog Elmo is in full flight

Facility dog Elmo on his first day of work getting a pat from Coby, 11, and Mason, 9, from Melbourne (0406 006 001), on March 28th, 2022, at Adelaide Airport.
Picture: Tom Huntley
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A busy airport can be stressful, but Elmo the labrador is making the experience a whole lot easier for nervous flyers and travellers with special needs

How to have a native animal Easter

360Commercial: Coles - Towards a Better Future. Aussie Ark has teamed up with Coles with a free e-book. Coles is matching each free download with $1 to support koala conservation and recovery.  Aussie Ark president Tim Faulkner is pictured with Coles' Sam McLeod. and a furry friend. Picture: supplied.
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Australia’s beloved koala is now officially an endangered species – but families can help conservation efforts simply by downloading a free children’s book over Easter

Taxis jump queue to get queen bees to hives

New service to help Queen Bees survive travel -   pictured is Chico Hazik, Silver Top with beekeeper Craig Scott in Echuca - Supplied
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An exclusive new chauffeur service delivers VIP levels of comfort and security to a very small but vital customer base – queen bees in need of a ride as they relocate with their hives

Ibis ‘bin chicken’ to the big time?

Brisbane Ibis
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Worshipped by Ancient Egyptians, the ibis has been down on its luck since arriving in Australia – but all that might change after calls to make the nation’s ‘bin chicken’ an Olympic Games mascot

Baby squirrel monkeys for Taronga

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Taronga Zoo welcome the birth of six baby Squirrel Monkeys bringing their collection of the primate species to 24. Picture: Toby Zerna
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Monkey mania has landed at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with the birth of six highly sociable little squirrel monkeys, taking the total number of these critically endangered residents to 24

Flying dino had two tummies

illustration of a pterosaur. Source: Shutterstock
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New pterosaur fossils from the Late Jurassic period suggest these flying predators had two stomachs, great for digesting unlucky prey they gobbled in one gulp

How vampire bats got a blood diet

Pic of the common vampire bat shows the detail of the face and nose-leaf. The bat's heat detecting system is located on the nose-leaf. Also evident are the tips of the upper incisors, the teeth used to make the feeding wound - the bat secretes the enzyme desmoteplase to stop the blood clotting.   animals bats medical
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Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that live on blood alone, with a low-fat, low-carb diet keeping these ‘living Draculas’ flying high in the night sky

French fungus to the rescue of little penguins

Little penguin close up at Port Campbell National Park. Picture: Darren Donlen
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The CSIRO hopes a French fungus will be the answer to controlling a weed that is threatening the nesting sites of Victoria’s little penguins

Insect wings inspire food safety solution

Debbie Polley - A colourful Dragonfly at Wook-Koo Park Lagoon (at Oakhurst near Maryborough). I think Dragonflies are beautiful.
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Dragonfly and cicada wings act as deadly armour against bacterial attack, giving scientists an unexpected blueprint for better protecting our food

Octopus fossil found with extra arms

Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Wildlife animal.
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A well-preserved, 10-armed fossil puts octopuses on Earth ahead of dinosaurs, more than 80 million years earlier than previously thought

World’s best Triceratops moves in

Friends and dinosaur enthusiasts Anika Ford, 9  
and Max Preuss, 9. Triceratops reveal at Melbourne Museum. The 67 million year old fossil is the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found. Picture: Jason Edwards
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Dubbed the Mona Lisa of fossils, Horridus is the most complete and finely preserved Triceratops in the world. And it’s right here in Australia

Scientists decode what pigs are saying

Maverick Clark on the family farm, "Splitters Farm" in Bundaberg which has welcomed a bunch of babies over summer including ducklings and a plucky piglet called "Chunky". Pics Adam Head
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Not just a pretty face, the pig is a smart, chatty animal with an emotional range communicated via vastly different grunts

Following a funnel-web’s footsteps

The Australian Reptile Park is issuing a warning to the public as recent wet weather conditions followed by hot days this Spring will create perfect conditions for funnel-web spiders to thrive. This means male funnel-webs will be leaving their burrows in search of a mate, sometimes ending up in houses or residential gardens.
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The secret life of male Sydney funnel-web spiders is being captured at night thanks to minuscule headgear the size of a grain of rice

Seals in hi-tech helmets help Antarctic study

Eight Weddell seals have been fitted with helmet devices to help Japanese researchers survey Antarctica. Picture: Nobuo Kokubun, National Institute of Polar Research
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Japanese researchers have fitted eight Weddell seals with hi-tech monitors to help survey the waters under the thick ice sheet of Antarctica

Tech exists to resurrect Tassie tiger

Professor Andrew Pask is launching a project to bring the Tassie Tiger back to life. Involves the surrogate uterus of another animal. Professor Pask holds a skull of a Tasmanian tiger and a test tube containing DNA.                      Picture: David Caird
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A bold plan to bring back the Tasmanian tiger in just 10 years is fuelling the scientific race to restore the lost species to life

T-rex may be three different species

An artist's impression of a tyrannosaurus imperator attacking a triceratops herd. Researchers believe the Tyrannosaurus rex might actually have been three species of dinosaur rather than one after finding differences in Tyrannosaurus leg bones and dental structures across specimens. They suggest that the larger specimens should be attributed to a new species called Tyrannosaurus imperator (tyrant lizard emperor) and the smaller, more slender specimens should be attributed to a species called Tyrannosaurus regina (tyrant lizard queen). MUST CREDIT: Gregory S Paul, 2022.
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Tyrannosaurus rex might have to make room on the dino royal throne, with experts believing there could be two more distinct species of T-rex dubbed the emperor and the queen

School’s out as Qld floods cause havoc

Bradman Avenue remains closed as residents prepare for more rain and heavy flooding to hit the Sunshine Coast. Making the most of it are Blake and Jack Emerson-Currell. Picture: Patrick Woods.
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A deadly eastern brown snake became an unlikely saviour to mice and frogs during severe flooding, as Queensland closed nearly 1000 schools and the storms headed south to northern NSW

Red panda cubs born at Taronga

Taronga Zoo announces the birth of two Red Panda Cubs and brand-new Cub Cam. Supplied
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Cuteness levels have doubled at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with the safe arrival of a pair of red panda cubs, whose early antics are being captured and shared via CCTV

Baby ghost shark looks like an alien

New Zealand researchers found this rare baby ghost shark during a survey off the country's South Island.
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It looks like an alien from outer space and it’s almost as rare! This weird creature is a baby ghost shark, found by scientists off the coast of New Zealand

See ya later alligator!

Alligator relocated after epic downpour at the Australian Reptile Park
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Keepers had to recapture a large alligator that tried to make his escape from a NSW wildlife park during flooding rain. WATCH THE VIDEO

Flying reptile fossil has scientists ‘gobsmacked’

Artist's impression of the pterosaur on Skye, by Natalia Jagielska.
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The discovery of a Scottish pterosaur shows the flying reptile grew larger much earlier than previously thought – and long before the Cretaceous period when they had to compete with birds

New dino study is nothing to sneeze at

Researchers believe dinosaurs caught colds just like humans. They investigated unusual bony protrusions on a young diplodocid fossil's neck. They believe these bony abnormalities probably grew in response to an infection in its respiratory system. The researchers say this is the first evidence of a respiratory infection in a dinosaur, and it is possible the young diplodocid experienced flu or pneumonia-like symptoms such as weight loss, coughing, fever and breathing difficulties or even died as a result of this illness.
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An international team of researchers believes dinosaurs caught colds and other respiratory illnesses, just like humans

Ever wanted to peek inside a lion’s mouth?

CATERS NEWS (PICTURED a camrea in the lioness mouth) This is the amazing moment a curious lioness picked up a camera and carried it around in her jaws. Frank De Beer captured the stunning video in the Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa, on February 7, 2022. Frank left a GoPro camera lying on a dirt path and a female lion got closer to inspect the object. Incredibly, the lion picked up the camera and carried it around in her jaws. SEE CATERS COPY
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A lioness has given wildlife fans an amazing close-up after chomping on a GoPro camera. WATCH THE VIDEO

Young dinosaur was crocodile’s last meal

KIDS NEWS: Artist's reconstruction of Confractosuchus devouring a juvenile ornithopod. Picture: Julius Csotonyi/supplied/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
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The mortal struggles of Cretaceous Queensland have been vividly brought to life with the discovery of an ancient crocodile that ate a young dinosaur as its own last meal

Cloned Tassie tiger gets closer

Mounted thylacine specimen, thylacinus cynocephalus (Harris 1808) from Tasmania Australia positioned in front of The Earth of Sydney, mixed media sculpture, Alan Sonfist (Sydney, 1981)
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The Tasmanian tiger’s path back from extinction is one step closer after the successful genome mapping of its closest living relation

Koalas to be listed as endangered

ESCAPE. FEB 2022. WILDLIFE HOTLIST. Koala sitting in a gum tree at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Picture: Destination NSW
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Bushfires, drought, disease and habitat loss have taken a toll on koala populations along Australia’s east coast, prompting their conservation status to be lifted to “endangered”

Parrot films high-flying getaway with stolen GoPro

A feathered thief has captured some spectacular aerial footage after swiping a family’s GoPro camera on a hiking holiday in New Zealand.
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A feathered thief has captured some spectacular aerial footage after swiping a family’s GoPro camera on a hiking holiday in New Zealand. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO

Robert Irwin’s close call with cranky croc

14/12/2002. Steve Irwin with white crocodile called Casper at Australia Zoo.
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An aggressive crocodile named Casper had Robert Irwin running for safety at Australia Zoo in one of the “most intense” croc feeds he’s ever attempted. WATCH THE VIDEO

Check in at Bluey’s? Whackadoo!

EMBARGO FEB 8 2022: The iconic Heeler Family home from Australia’s very own mega-hit and award-winning kid's show, Bluey,  is being listed on Airbnb in Brisbane, Queensland. Picture:  Hannah Puechmarin
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Life has imitated art – with a bark – with the Heeler house from hit TV show Bluey being recreated as a weekend getaway ‘for real life’

Giant ‘sea dragon’ fossil found in UK

Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water August 26 2021 Matthew Power Photography www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk 07969 088655 matthew@matthewpowerphotography.co.uk @mpowerphoto
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Britain’s largest and most intact ancient ichthyosaur fossil has been found in England – and it’s estimated to be 180 million years old

Fake poop has owls feeling right at home

Funny Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia tilts its head outside its burrow on Marco Island, Florida
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Scientists have come up with some clever ways to make burrowing owls feel at ease in their new homes after being driven out of their habitat by property development

Face mask litter a major problem

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 13, 2020, Gary Stokes, founder of the environmental group Oceans Asia, poses with discarded face masks he found on a beach in the residential area of Discovery Bay on the outlying Lantau island in Hong Kong. - The surge in mask wearing during the coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a potent new threat to wildlife due to people thoughtlessly discarding the protective gear in massive quantities, environmentalists warn. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
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Nearly two years since the pandemic began, the world is awash in discarded single-use face masks and this chief Covid protection poses a threat to wildlife and the environment

Bird sounds set for ARIA success

The golden bowerbird  in the Wet Tropics may be under threat as the climate changes. Peter Valentine photo
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Endangered Australian birds could knock pop songbirds from their perch, with an album of birdsong in the running to debut in the ARIA Top 10

Pooch patrol solution to seagull woes

Peppa the seagull patrol dog at the Sydney Opera House from Mad Dogs and Englishmen patrolling the Opera Bar with Handler Lauren Swan. Picture Rohan Kelly
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Man’s best friend has a new role: banisher of seagulls and protector of chips. Meet the dogs recruited to shoo marauding seagulls away from diners at the Sydney Opera House

Great Barrier Reef’s coral baby boom

Professor Peter Harrison inspecting coral IVF colonies at Heron Island lagoon, December 2020
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Corals born during an innovative IVF project have reached maturity in time for a reproductive rush at the Great Barrier Reef’s annual mass spawning event

Seaweed for cows lowers climate cost

A cow at grazing wearing a methane measuring equipment
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Seaweed shows promise as an additive to cut the methane produced by dairy cows, a major source of greenhouse gas

Pygmy hippo birth, hip hip hooray!

KIDS NEWS Taronga Zoo welcomes a pygmy hippo. Picture: supplied
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With fewer than 3000 pygmy hippos estimated to be left in the wild, the birth of a waddling little calf at Taronga Zoo is certainly cause for big whoops of welcome

Dino’s slashing tail weapon sets it apart

illostration of Stegouros dinosaur discovered in the Patagonia region of South America.
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Palaeontologists have unearthed fossils from a dinosaur with a unique tail they have likened to a weapon used by ancient Aztec warriors

Robotic bird feet designed for drones

This undated handout image courtesy of William Roderick/Stanford University shows the grasping robot that Stanford engineers developed based on studies of birds. - Inspired by how birds land and perch on branches, a team of engineers at Stanford University has built robotic graspers that can fit on quadcopter drones, enabling them to catch objects and hold on to a variety of surfaces. (Photo by William RODERICK / Stanford University / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / William RODERICK /Stanford University " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Engineers have built robotic graspers that can be fitted to drones to help them catch objects and perch on tree branches just like birds

Wild horses to be reined in

Brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park in Kiandra, NSW. Picture by Sean Davey.
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Brumby numbers will be slashed in Kosciuszko National Park in NSW under a plan to reduce environmental harms caused by wild horses

Cheetah Kulinda is just wild for zoo life

Cheetah lure at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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Life is never boring for cheetah Kulinda thanks to special enrichment programs designed to keep animals healthy and happy at our zoos

Hybrid coral could withstand heat

Flynn Reef, Point Break. Acropora releasing. Great Barrier Reef. Pic Gareth Phillips, Reef Teach.
environment

Coral that survived multiple mass bleaching events added to Great Barrier Reef’s mass spawning mix so heat-resilient hybrid could be born

Great white an underwater warhorse

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEES APPLY - CONTACT info@seadragonfilms.com.au FOR ANY OTHER USE***, Underwater cinematographer Dean Spraakman captured footage of a battered looking shark off the coast of the Neptune Islands in South Australia. Picture: Sea Dragon Films
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Stunning images of a heavily scarred great white shark suggest a battlefield lies beneath the surface of the ocean

Assassin spiders dodge death

Kangaroo Island fire. The view back towards Kingscote along the Playford Hwy. Picture: Brad Fleet
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Kangaroo Island assassin spiders have been found alive almost two years after bushfires were feared to have wiped them out

Eagle recovering after dramatic surgery

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Pictured is Dr Stephen Fearnside (centre) at SASH Animal Hospital at North Ryde in Sydney operating on an injured Wedge Tailed Eagle named Tuross. The Eagle was handed in to Wildlife Rescue South Coast after a property owner found the bird floundering on her property.
The diagnosis is a broken leg which the surgeons will fix with a rod and a plate. Tuross will then undertake rehabilitation until being released into the wild again.
Picture: Richard Dobson
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A wedge-tailed eagle is on the mend after surgeons successfully operated on his broken leg – but not before he managed to give rescuers a real run for their money

Tiny puggle recovers at Taronga

Taronga Zoo keeper Liz McConnell is hand raising Weja the 75-day-old echidna puggle that was found orphaned in the far western NSW town of Weja. Liz and her team will raise the puggle to be released back into the wild when it gets to around 10 months old. Picture: Toby Zerna
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A perfect little puggle abandoned on a NSW property is loving life with its ‘surrogate mum’ at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

Antarctic penguin swims to New Zealand

KIDS NEWS  Pingu the intrepid Adelie penguin showed up south of Christchurch, about 3000km from his Antarctic home. Picture: Allanah Purdie, NZ Department of Conservation
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After his epic adventure from Antarctica to New Zealand’s South Island, Pingu the penguin is released for the return leg

Tiny frog species found in NSW

A new frog species has been discovered in Wollumbin National Park in northern New South Wales,The new species has been named Assa wollumbin sp.nov.
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A new species of ‘hip pocket’ frog discovered in NSW has been granted immediate habitat protection – its rare features including males that carry tadpoles in pouches

Monster appetite of whales boosts ocean health

In this undated handout picture realeased on November 3, 2021 by Standford University humpback whale feeds on sand lance in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. - The Earth's largest whales may eat up to three times more than previously thought with crucial benefits for the ecosystems they inhabit, a study said on November 3, 2021. The largest creatures ever to live on Earth, baleen whales including blue whales, humpback whales and other species use filter feeding to consume krill and small fish. (Photo by Elliott Hazen / Standford University / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  STANDFORD UNIVERSITY / Elliott Hazen" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Baleen whales are gigantic climate change crusaders, thanks to their huge hunger for krill – now they just need their own natural environment restored

Farewell to penguin protector Tula

COUNTRY LIVING: Maremma at Warrnambool
The Maremma dogs who guard the penguins at Warrnambool. Handler Phil Root is in charge of the dogs, while Peter Abbott is the manager of tourism services, running tours to the island and overseeing the Oddball Club (which is the name of the movie Oddball, which details the story of the Maremmas and penguins, due for release this year).
Pictured: Tula the Maremma DOGS CALENDAR 2016.
PICTURE: ZOE PHILLIPS
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One of the first maremma sheepdogs specially trained to watch over the penguins of Middle Island – just like in the movie Oddball – has died at the age of 13

Lion cubs make their zoo debut

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Taronga Zoo's 5 lion cubs head out onto display for the first time to the public since being born in August with mum Maya keeping a close eye on her pride. Picture: Toby Zerna
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These cute cubs are sure to grab the lion’s share of the attention when they say hello to the world for the first time at Taronga Zoo

Cartoon celebrates a Verry Elleegant winner

Mark Knight cartoon for Wednesday
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Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons Verry Elleegant won the race and the fashion stakes at this year’s Melbourne Cup

Raven attacks delivery drone in Aussie capital

A PIONEERING drone delivery programme in Australia’s capital has been suspended after coming under attack by ravens., Picture: Benjamin Anthony Roberts via Storyful
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A battle of nature against the machine saw one riled up raven attempt to rumble a delivery drone in the skies above Canberra

Earliest evidence dinos lived in herds

The breeding ground of a herd of the Jurassic Period Patagonian plant-eating dinosaur Mussaurus patagonicus is seen in an undated artist's rendition.  Jorge Gonzalez/Handout via REUTERS
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An extraordinary fossil site in ­the South American region of Patagonia has provided the earliest evidence of dinosaurs living in herds

Ivory trade leads to tuskless elephants

Tuskless elephants in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Source: ElephantVoices
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Humans have sped up evolution in Mozambique where ivory hunters have caused an increase in the proportion of female elephants born without tusks

Top price of $10 million paid for triceratops

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 31, 2021 shows a triceratops exposed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house in October. - "Big John", the largest known triceratops, over 66 million years old and with an 8-metre long skeleton, will be auctioned on October 21, 2021 at Hotel Drouot. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
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The preserved skeleton of a 66-million-year-old herbivore has set a new record price for triceratops sales, after a private American collector paid big bucks for ‘Big John’

Case of mistaken dino identity

New vego dino from University of Queensland. For Kids News
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A dinosaur thought to be the biggest meat eater of its time has been reclassified as a timid vegetarian after a footprint found in Queensland was re-examined

Fifth grader wins global photo prize

Vidyun R Hebbar, 10, from India, was named the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 by Britain's Natural History Museum. For Kids News
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A 10-year-old boy from India has won a prestigious wildlife photography award. See his winning photo and other shots from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 competition

Dino demise was good news for snakes

Sydney Zoo will re-open to the public on Friday 15th October after Greater Sydney was placed into a Covid lockdown for 15 weeks. The Carpet Python is looking forward to crowds coming again. Picture: Toby Zerna
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The asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago was bad news for dinosaurs, but not for snakes that dined out on the mammals and birds that thrived after the removal of dino predators

Dogs learn words as quickly as toddlers

Funny portrait of cute puppy dog border collie holding toy ball in mouth isolated on white background. Purebred pet dog with tennis ball wants to playing with owner. Pet activity and animals concept
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Most dogs know words like “sit” and “walkies” but new research shows smart pooches can also learn the names of toys as quickly as a one-year-old child

Animal numbers up in Africa

African elephants walking in the Savannah, Mount Kilimanjaro on the background, southern Kenya, Africa
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The first wildlife census in Kenya has found an encouraging rise in the African elephant population after important gains in the ongoing fight against poachers

Drones to patrol beaches and bush

Little Ripper Lifesaver drones  flying simultaneously along the coast of Australia from the Gold Coast, Port Macquarie, Newcastle to Little Manly Point on Sydney Habour to show their versatility. A little Ripper drone flying at Burleigh Heads in front of pilots Joe Urli, Michael Povey, Will Harvey and Nige Austin. Picture Glenn Hampson
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A fleet of up to 1000 drones linked to a central command hub will be used to keep swimmers and wildlife safe along the east coast of Australia over summer

Giant marine fossil dubbed ‘the mothership’

KIDS NEWS: giant marine fossil. Titanokorys gainesi reconstruction. Picture: supplied. Illustration by Lars Fields, Royal Ontario Museum.
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Canadian Palaeontologists have discovered a 506-million-year-old marine fossil – a giant in its day that stalked prey along the ocean floor