Scientists have uncovered fossils of an ancient four-legged whale that walked on land and swam in the sea 43 million year ago
Scientists have called a three-toed skink one of the weirdest lizards in the world after watching it lay eggs and then give birth to a baby, all in one litter
A massive, fierce dinosaur nicknamed Scotty has been dug from sandstone. Its leg bones are so big it is thought to have weighed 8800kg when it roamed the Earth
An Australian woman has found a lone kookaburra for sale in a cage in a US pet shop. Unfortunately, she’s not allowed to bring it home to its native habitat
We’ve compiled an incredible collection of photographs of creatures big and small interacting with the world in amazing ways. Which photo do you like best?
A heat lamp, a feather duster and lots of expert care has helped nine precious plains-wanderer chicks hatch and thrive, an important species-saving step
A rare albino penguin has made its first public appearance at a Polish zoo. Normally other penguins reject albinos, but this bird is feeling the love from its parents and two special friends
An Australian woman has filmed extraordinary video of a fight to the death of two snakes of different species, with one getting a big meal for its efforts
A group of friends thought they saw a massive rock on the sand, but we now know it was an ocean sunfish, one of the world’s biggest fish and very rare in these waters
Millions of years before wallabies, a wallaby-sized dinosaur was running around a long-vanished valley between the continents we call Australia and Antarctica
An Australian citizen scientist has discovered three beautiful new species of disco-dancing peacock spiders. Arachnophobes needn’t worry: they’re the size of a grain of rice
Rainer Schimpf didn’t realise he’d been swallowed by a 15m whale until everything went black. Luckily, it didn’t like the taste of him and spat him out. This is his amazing survival story
Researchers from several Australian universities have determined the dingo is not a dog but a unique native species of its own
She was the face of animal rights campaigns and suffered from depression, and now, Flavia the elephant has died after being kept on her own for 43 years in a Spanish zoo
Scientists have rediscovered a giant bee, nicknamed the ‘flying bulldog’, on a remote Indonesian island after thinking it had been extinct for 30 years
Scientists have rushed to examine an 8m humpback whale found in thick mangroves in the Amazon jungle, a long way from its natural habitat
It’s a question everyone asks — why do zebras have black-and-white stripes? Now scientists have found the answer and it’s all about blood-sucking insects and protection from diseases
Three rare otter pups have passed their first hands-on health checks by vets at Perth Zoo, a big milestone in the international program to save the species from extinction
Adelaide Zoo’s giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni have failed to have a baby panda and will be sent back to China unless the Australian government steps in
Detailed sauropod, ornithopod and theropod tracks 95 million years old have been discovered in a Queensland creekbed and will soon be safe from floods and on show to the public
The first major review of insect research has revealed the world’s insect populations are disappearing much faster than mammals, birds and reptiles
An Australian study has found that despite having tiny brains, bees can learn to add and subtract
After pictures of millions of dead fish shocked the world, the NSW government has begun a bold plan to catch trapped Darling River fish and truck them downstream
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been banned from training racehorses for 4 years after he was found with electronic devices linked to animal cruelty and cheating
A new study of Tasmania’s forests found that the many small native animals that live there have a vital role to play in reducing the impact of bushfires
Scientists want to know whether the shape of massive Antarctic krill swarms affect how whales eat, poo and fertilise the ocean. Luckily, drones will do the dirty work
One of the world’s rarest sharks, the flat-bodied angel shark, has been spotted off the coast of Wales by a group of fishermen
Lifetime award given to shark victim turned shark saviour Rodney Fox, who overcame his fear of the ocean predators after almost dying in a vicious attack
After a day of building sandcastles and collecting shells on a Western Australian beach a young girl unknowingly took home a very dangerous creature
Lonesome George was known as the rarest creature in the world, the last of his kind. But even after his death, the tortoise could hold the key to a long and healthy life for humans
Giant Australian steer Knickers is so big his story has gone viral around the world. Back on the farm, Knickers is just getting on with his job of coaching his herd of 20,000 much smaller bovines
Scientists know for sure that unicorns did exist. Advanced testing of a complete unicorn skull has provided a new understanding of why they became extinct, and it wasn’t humans’ fault
Mystery surrounds the details of how long these strange creatures live underground and why they hatch when they do, but we know for sure when cicadas are up and about by their deafening noises
Pyrosomes this big are rarely seen, but this one put on a show for two shocked divers who watched it drifting by in the ocean. It was at least four times as long as each of them.
Mukulu, the famous giraffe who helped protect his species from extinction, has died peacefully at his home. We look at the important giraffe breeding programs all around Australia
A thrilling video of a baby bear’s big climb up a snowy mountainside is amazing to watch, but a good reminder that we need to keep a respectful distance from wildlife
With the 2018 Melbourne Cup upon us, we look back at the history of Phar Lap — one of the greatest winners of the Cup and a horse that captured the imagination of the nation
Two police officers have performed a daring rescue to pull a struggling kangaroo from the surf. They even performed chest compressions to save its life. Watch the amazing video
Australian scientists exploring the depths of the Southern Ocean off Antarctica have filmed one of the weirdest sea creatures ever
Trainer Chris Waller has declared Winx ‘already the greatest of all time’ regardless of whether she wins the Cox Plate to extend her winning streak to 29
Early dinosaurs walked on two legs, but we have never known why they evolved to walk on four. A newly described species that “experimented” with walking on all fours could hold the answer
Cane toads aren’t Australia’s only introduced pest. Australia has a problem with carp, a species of fish that degrades river and creeks and makes life tough for native species
Nikon’s 2018 photomicrography competition — photos taken through a microscope — offers a glimpse into the fascinating and unseen world of tiny life forms
A family in Queensland was watching carefully for a crocodile they could see from their little boat. But then they were surprised by a big, scary creature of another species
Insects are the latest food trend popping up on Australian plates as diners and chefs embrace the health and sustainability benefits of creepy crawlies
Australian scientists have identified the world’s oldest animal life form from fossil fat. The find is so important it is being described as the Holy Grail of palaeontology
Scientists have worked out how to make a cane toad, which helps them figure out how to make a virus to control these poisonous pests. Have you ever seen a cane toad?
It was big, pink and very much alive and it’s been identified as a lion’s mane jellyfish, which can grow as big as a blue whale. Have you ever seen a weird sea creature?
Forty countries have voted to ban whale hunting around the world, but some countries are fighting to continue. How do you feel about whaling?
A massive western lowland gorilla showed extreme care, playing with and looking after another primate who fitted neatly in the palm of his hand
Camels may be big and hungry, but they’re used to dry conditions and eat differently to cattle, so they could help care for drought-affected Australian farmland
After years visiting her in the Southern Ocean, researchers have got to know Mrs Moo the massive great white shark very well and have now taken some amazing photographs of her.
Amazing photographs have captured the moment a humpback whale high-fived a diver in a playful underwater exchange. Would you want to be that diver?
Scientists thought this species of tree kangaroo was extinct, but a man on holiday looking for flowers found and photographed one, the first sighting since 1928
Scientists have uncovered incredibly intact pterosaur remains. It had spiky fangs and a wingspan of 1.5m. Scary! Don’t worry, it died out around 65 million years ago
Teacher finds rare fossilised teeth from 25 million-year-old prehistoric mega-shark at the beach
A Queensland vet has performed a delicate feather transplant on a tawny frogmouth bird trapped on barbed wire. Now, it can fly again
Last time scientists visited this island, it was crowded with around two million king penguins. Alarmingly, there aren’t many left but no one is sure what has happened
It’s pretty and it’s native to Western Australia, yet scientists fear that this canny frog is on its way to invading Australia
Scientists are in a race against time to find new species before they become extinct. A group of biologists have just had a big win, unexpectedly finding a new Australian snake species
A young humpback whale calf already shows the scars of a tough life. Its image won the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Which photo would you choose?
Australian children have shown their commitment to the environment, writing more than 50,000 letters to politicians to campaign for labelling of palm oil
Scientists have named two new Australian fossil discoveries after two of the world’s most famous science supporters — and for the resemblance to Barack Obama’s ears
Do you think your dog can talk? Perhaps it can. New research has found 47 ways your dog is communicating with you. But does that make them smarter than cats?
A dog can be a young reader’s best friend, listening patiently and not judging if their reading is not yet perfect. Would you enjoy reading to a dog?
Rockhampton Zoo’s female chimp Leakey and her baby chimp girl are getting along well and Capri is going great guns, as new photos and video reveal
Does your cat or a pet you know qualify to donate blood? A new cat blood bank shines a light on the importance of pets donating blood
UPDATE Bacon the celebrity pig’s future was uncertain because of government regulations. But he’s just had news he can stay with his owners!
A usually sleepy town in South Australian is being overrun with visitors — of the feathered kind — as dry conditions make food and water scarce
A new scientific report claims the octopus, which is like no other animal on earth, could be an alien that arrived here from outer space
New rules, big fines and jail terms aim to stop sheep being shipped overseas in cruel conditions. But many believe live exporting should be banned. What do you think?
It’s freezing all year and dark day and night all winter but tourists flock there and locals love it. How is life bear-able in Svalbad?
Ongard has a big new job in America. To get him to Amercia took years of planning and a lot of money. Can you guess how he got there?
Expensive birthday parties, organic food, special holidays and much, much more: that’s the life of Australia’s pampered dogs. Do you know a dog who’s treated like a celebrity?
Max the old blue heeler dog kept a missing three-year-old child safe. For his efforts, he has officially become Queensland’s first honorary police dog
The world’s oldest spider, from Western Australia, has died aged 43. Scientists believe it can teach us a lot about how to live sustainably
A cloning technique that was once thought of as science fiction is close to bringing the mammoth back to life. It could also pave the way for the return of one of Australia’s best-known lost species.
Mice, rabbits, locusts and other creepy crawlies are invading our homes in huge numbers
Scientists have found 30kg of plastic inside a dead sperm whale’s stomach. It is just one of thousands of animals killed each year as our oceans become clogged with rubbish
Australia’s last flamingo has died after a long and happy life at Adelaide Zoo
Footprints from one of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk on Earth have been discovered in a lagoon on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
It’s the end of an era as CUB’s famous Clydesdale horses hang up their reins. The much-loved retiring ambassadors gave Australians 65 years of joy
A hungry coast carpet python has stunned vets after swallowing a man’s slipper and ending up in surgery. See the amazing X-rays
The discovery of a mystery creature on a US beach has raised speculation on whether it could be the Loch Ness monster
Tourist Sue Elcock reels in monster fish — which is longer than her own body — while in Australia on holiday
Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world with 20 animals in real danger of dying out. But you can help save them. Find out how.
Queensland farmers crack open giant egg to find another normal-sized egg inside
Meet Colossus — the giant and deadly funnel web spider handed in to an animal sanctuary. He will now help make anti-venom to save human lives
King Penguin populations are at risk of dying out by the end of this century due to climate change. VIDEO
Orphaned piglet Maggie May and Daisy the duckling, who was also abandoned, have become best mates after both being rescued
Watch the moment a snake catcher rescues a curious tiger snake that got its head stuck in a beer can. VIDEO
It's 50 years since Skippy the Bush Kangaroo hit our screens, winning the hearts of generations of children with her heroics and becoming a global TV success story.
Study finds the more people interact with sharks in water the more they want to save them. VIDEO
A long-necked dinosaur unearthed in the Sahara desert has provided the first evidence of contact between African and European dinosaurs shortly before the creatures became extinct
The Australian Reptile Park is the only zoo in Australia milking the venom from platypuses in the hope it will produce lifesaving medicines
Parks Australia has teamed up with internet giant Google to show off one of the country’s most incredible natural phenomena. VIDEO
An Australian species of marsupial lion, extinct for at least 19 million years, has been discovered by researchers in remote northwestern Queensland
These two baby quolls have a big role to play as ambassadors for their species at the Territory Wildlife Park in the Northern Territory
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