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It is an unacceptable form of euthanasia, according to a veterinary association.
He had a meat cleaver in his other hand when police found him.
You'd better be quick as 3000 cat lovers worldwide have already applied.
A second tourist was injured in the incident at Lake Naivasha.
A researcher says he's relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour.
One programme allows pets to be anonymously fostered out while owners escape domestic violence.
Squirrels are known to chase people when in need of food or help.
The Eastern black rhino is listed as critically endangered.
The 3½-year-old orca is thin and in poor body condition.
Bats are present at 94 per cent of the surveyed locations within the proposed bypass area.
The black stilts were carefully and expertly reared in captive breeding programmes.
The Washington University researcher says she's gravely concerned for the health and mental well-being of the orca.
Two other sets have previously been unearthed in New Zealand and Belgium
Animal welfare groups are concerned by the move.
The protected seal was shot in the face as it lay on a Dargaville beach.
The company wants to open a new barn near Dargaville.
Makenzie Noland said she trusts four-metre-long Big Tex.
Rotorua is among the areas that have trialled free biodegradable poo bags,
A man was injured when he went to help a woman being attacked by cows in Totara Park.
DOC made the decision after nearly three days battling to get the whale back out to sea.
Greg Skomal is used to up-close-and-personal experiences with great whites, but not like this.
Ron Stewart had looked after Casper and Stumpy since 1977.
"This is a sad outcome and a decision not taken lightly," says DOC.
A man was hospitalised after the normally placid beasts went feral.
Dairy farmer Keith Riley said it was likely the herd felt threatened.
DOC and Project Jonah staff are trying to help the humpback near Baylys Beach in Northland.
Orca Research Trust's Dr Ingrid Visser said the smaller wale died "very quietly" this morning.
Around 100 people were attempting to rescue the two 10 to 12 metre Humpback whales.
Staff believe the seals had been dead for two or three weeks.
The seals were found at Te Oka Bay in Banks Peninsula late this afternoon.
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Mr Bridges accused PM Ardern of "avoiding the problem" as thousands of teachers go on strike.
The PM told the throng of Wellington teachers the country's education system is in need of "radical change" but that it "takes time".
Rallies are taking place at all the main centres and many regional towns.
New Windsor School’s Glenn Bermingham spoke with 1 NEWS will out on picket line.
It should be “welcome news for first time buyers struggling with Auckland’s house prices".