Animals

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The young woman, understood to have been surfing, suffered leg injuries at Curio Bay in the Catlins.

Rescue Helicopter rushes young surfer to Dunedin Hospital after shark attack

The young woman, understood to have been surfing, suffered leg injuries at Curio Bay in the Catlins.

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It’s one of Africa’s bucket list must do’s. But you don’t expect this at Kruger Park.

Watch: Sweet baby elephant sounds trumpet, joins mum in sudden attack on tourists in South Africa's Kruger Park

This brave calf enjoyed his initiation from mum - at the expense of poor tourists at famed Kruger Park.

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He was trying to alert the surfers to the danger just below them, at a NSW beach.

Watch: Desperate drone pilot rushes to warn oblivious surfers of huge shark underneath them

David Finlay was out testing out his new drone at a NSW beach when he noticed the horror situation unfolding.

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The pregnant shark was captured sinking its teeth into the whale off the coast of southern California.

Watch: Great white shark tears 'chunks' off humpback whale carcass being towed out to sea

The moment rarely caught on camera was filmed by shark tagger Keith Poe.

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A Hawke’s Bay local and his kids saw the lone seal at a park near their home and went to have a closer look.

Wandering seal chooses Napier park as sunbathing spot

The seal is quickly becoming a local celebrity, being spotted a number of times over the past five days.

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Dogs have played an important part in Australia's military history, which continues today.

Watch: The unbreakable bond between man and dog in times of war and peace

Dogs have played an important part in Australia's military history, which continues today.

Video: Incredible drone footage captures shark feeding frenzy in Australian waters

The crowds of people on the beach sensibly kept their distance from the hungry sharks.

Watch: Animal control goes to new lengths as alligator 'arrested', handcuffed

Wildlife officers in Louisiana were taking no chances with this gator.

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Shot sea lion dies 'slow, painful death' on Catlins beach

DOC is leading an investigation into the death and police have been alerted.

Watch: Baby kangaroo snuggles into man-made pouch - and your heart will melt

The orphaned kangaroo in Alice Springs was desperate for a cuddle.

Video: Four lanes of traffic stopped in UAE to save frightened little kitten

The small black kitten was stranded in the centre of an eight-lane road near Sheikh Zayed Street.

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The whales living at the park are set to remain there for their own safety.

Watch: Shouts and applause as last orca whale is born at a US SeaWorld park

The theme park decided to end it's orca shows and breeding programme last year.

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Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is showing off its five-month old female polar bear cub, and it's asking visitors to choose her name.

Video: Adorable polar bear cub frolics in the sun with her mum

The cub's mother, Anana, gave birth to twins, but the other cub died.

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Dion Taka and his wife Francis are grateful for the impact Delta is making on their lives.

'Life changing' - canine helper Delta makes big difference for wounded Kiwi war hero

Dion was shot in Afghanistan and lost two mates. Delta is getting him back on track.

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Researchers are hoping to find out how they feed, their social lives and how they breathe in icy seas.

GoPro whale style: Scientists place cameras on Antarctica's whales to study their habits

Researchers are hoping to find out how they feed, their social lives and how they breathe in icy seas.

Goose 1, detective 0 - US cop whacked in head, smashed to ground in vicious attack

The unsuspecting police detective had forgotten his keys. Bad move.

Bernie the bernese - a much-loved character of Wellington's Oriental Parade - has passed away aged 10.

Oriental Bay's famous dog Bernie passes away aged 10

Bernie could usually be found relaxing and greeting people outside Freyberg Pool.

Video: Beauty of blue whales' Taranaki krill feeding-frenzy captured from the air

"Aerial observations of blue whales feeding on krill are rare," one of the researchers said.

Watch: Scientists first ever look at fabled LIVE giant shipworm, as it emerges from bone casing

Despite knowing of its existence for over 200 years, it had never been seen - until now.

Video: Pukehina local takes beautiful drone footage of bronze whaler peacefully cruising just off beach

Artist Joe McEnteer was out walking his dog Skip and using his drone when he noticed the shark.

Watch: Huge 30m shimmering spider web that left Kiwis in awe a NZ autumn special - expert

This is actually happening all over the country, says NZ's bug man. Kiwis are just not noticing.

Raw: Animal controller in stand-off on porch with gatecrashing alligator

A South Carolina couple who thought someone was trying to get in their home found an intruder with a little more bite than a burglar.

YouTube channel showing giraffe birth becomes second most live-viewed

The male giraffe calf was running around with his mother within three hours of his birth in upstate New York.

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Man captures crocodile escapee from Sydney wildlife show

Aaron Hughes was walking with his wife and son yesterday when they spotted the out-of-place reptile.

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Organiser Charlie Gilmour wants to convince the world of the appeal of the birds, whom he says are extremely intelligent.

London pop-up cafe devoted to much maligned bird the crow opens

Organiser Charlie Gilmour wants to convince the world of the appeal of the birds.

New York zoo launches contest to name newborn giraffe who's become an internet sensation

The male calf and his mother April are said to be in good health.

Scientists are asking farmers to behave themselves and not illegally obtain the virus, as happened previously in the 1990s.

Central Otago's Easter bunny hunt count due

Each Easter hundreds of hunters at the event try to kill pest rabbits.

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