Animals

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Every bone in her face, bar her jaw, was horribly smashed, with surgeons telling the family to "prepare for the worst".

Young girl's remarkable story: Getting back on her horse despite terrifying accident

Two years ago Amelia suffered horrific injuries when her horse kicked her in the face.

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This panda relished the chance to play in snow after a dumping in Dalian, China.

Watch: Fun-loving panda frolics in snow, pulls off perfect commando roll

This panda relished the chance to play in snow after a dumping in Dalian, China.

Watch: Fearless French waitress tackles monster of a customer, yanks giant lizard by the tail out of Aussie restaurant

This tough cookie shocked a few diners enjoying their lunch at an Aussie restaurant.

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Sadly, the brave bovine died as he was being taken away for medical attention.

Elusive runaway bull's brave bid for freedom ends tragically as it dies on way to shelter

This runaway bovine, named Freddy by police, led officers on a two-hour chase.

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CCTV caught the moment the doctor made a run for it when he noticed the coyote was behind him.

Video: Doctor gets fright of his life when coyote follows him into clinic

CCTV caught the moment the doctor made a run for it when he noticed the coyote was behind him.

Leg trap

Masterton man fined after cat dies with paw hanging from trap

A vet says Eli the cat would suffered a great deal of pain before dying.

Gus the horse with his dog friend.

Christchurch horse owner claims 'drunken men' terrorised her horses, caused one to be shot dead

"Two drunken men had gotten into our paddocks and decided for fun to (terrorise) and chase our three horses, Gus, Charlie and Steve."

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The fashion competition was fierce at the Auckland Pride Dog Show.

'Work that runway' – Auckland's gay community celebrates their four-legged friends

The fashion competition was fierce at the Auckland Pride Dog Show.

Video: Like father like son - Steve Irwin's boy Bob freaks out Jimmy Fallon with giant snake

The son of the late Crocodile Hunter has all his old man's charisma and enthusiasm.

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The 26-year-old was badly hurt after being bitten in the leg while spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

Fiancee of Queensland shark attack victim pregnant with third child

The man was saved thanks to the quick-thinking of his mates.

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The 26-year-old was badly hurt after being bitten in the leg while spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

Spear fishers praised for saving mate's life after terrifying shark attack in northern Queensland

They tied a tourniquet high up on the man's thigh to stop the massive blood loss.

Watch: 'You're actually your dad' - Steve Irwin's son shares legacy on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

Robert Irwin introduced the talk show host to a variety of exotic animals.

Video: 'It was a pretty awesome experience' - diver comes face to face with three huge orcas

The man's sister filmed the moment she saw three huge whales make a beeline for him.

Race to help whales after another Farewell Spit stranding

DOC says all the whales seem to be in "reasonable condition".

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The discovery is being hailed by Hollywood director and deep sea ocean explorer James Cameron.

Beauty from the deep: Kiwi scientists find three new species in Kermadecs

The team returned with a tiny orange sea-horse, a dragonet fish and a cusk eel.

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CCTV cameras picked up the extraordinary moment the pooch freed itself and other dog from a cage before trying to open the door of a pet hospital in China.

Prison break dog style - Siberian Husky almost chews its way out of pet hospital

Surveillance video shows the dog performing a stunt with unusual deftness.

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A pod of 17 whales refloated at Farewell Spit this morning now appear headed towards the safety of Cook Strait.

'This is good news' - no more whales stranded on Farewell Spit

DOC says the Golden Bay coastline is clear from Farewell Spit to Collingwood.

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It follows heartbreak earlier as whales that couldn't be refloated were euthanised.

DOC boat monitoring 150 whales in Golden Bay forced to return due to rough seas

The pod was last seen about 1km offshore from Taupata Point, on the western side of Golden Bay.

Volunteers push stranded whales off the sand in Golden Bay.

Father and children in campervan see stranded whales in Golden Bay, get out and push them off sand

They first thought the whales were dead, but then they saw the tails flapping.

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DOC staff have the awful job of moving and burying the mammals so they don't get taken back out to sea.

Massey students sample decomposed whales to get an idea of their age

The sampling wouldn't be able to determine exactly what caused the stranding.

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1 NEWS reporter Will Hine looks at the science behind whale strandings.

Golden Bay stranding: Why are pilot whales so drawn to Farewell Spit?

Kiwis have been asking our reporters at Farewell Spit this question. 1 News' Will Hine put it to the experts.

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Around 300 whales could be left to decompose in the marine environment, instead of being allowed to drift out to sea.

'It's not a nice thing to have to do' - DOC begins grim task of dealing with 300 dead whales

This stranding has left so many dead whales that the normal process won't do.

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These volunteers are doing all they can to keep the whale wet, but the tide is coming in.

With fears of 'exploding' carcasses on Farewell Spit, how will dead whales be disposed of?

As whales decompose there's is a chance there will be "eruptions of those whales".

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After days of misery in Golden Bay, it appears the worst of the mass stranding may be over.

Good news! No new whale strandings reported on Farewell Spit, Project Jonah scaling back operation

After days of misery in Golden Bay, it appears the worst of the mass stranding may be over.

Arachnaphobic passengers on a crowded Melbourne train avoided these six seats that were taken up by a large spider.

Massive spider takes over six seats on busy Melbourne train but passengers too scared to get up close for photo

The sizeable spider, travelling during peak hour, scared people away from six seats.

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A pod of 17 whales refloated at Farewell Spit this morning now appear headed towards the safety of Cook Strait.

'They're heading in the right direction' - optimism whales may finally be heading out to deep water

All 17 of the stranded whales near Farewell Spit have been refloated as the tide flowed in.

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Rotorua's Timoti Bramley performed a karakia, saying it was important to him because of the spiritual and ancestral connection he has to the whales.

Watch: Volunteer performs stirring, sombre Maori chant paying homage to whales re-floated at Golden Bay

Rotorua's Timoti Bramley said this karakia was important to him because of the spiritual connection he has to the whales.

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