Animals

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Officials say tahr numbers have to be limited to protect the landscape.

DOC to begin tahr control to reduce population numbers by 10,000 in South Island

Mobs of tahr can damage, and potentially wipe out, the native plants they feed on.

Watch: Police in California lure pig 'the size of a mini horse' home with Doritos

The pig was running wild around the San Bernardino neighbourhood.

There is an estimated 63 Maui dolphins left in the world.

Net - not blood poisoning - may have killed rare, pregnant dolphin, expert says

The critically-endangered Māui dolphin was found washed up north of Raglan Harbour last month.

00:31
The wood pigeon, known for its large body and appetite, prevailed in the increasingly popular competition.

Kererū takes out 2018 Bird of the Year competition

It had high the support of National's Paula Bennett and the Green Party's Chloe Swarbrick.

00:29
The Avon Heathcote Estuary has joined an exclusive list of wetlands called the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Network, which is home to birds such as the bar-tailed godwit.

Christchurch estuary receives international recognition for role in life of migrating birds

The Avon Heathcote Estuary has joined an exclusive list of wetlands.

00:35
The 1.5-metre long snake fell as staff members were holding a meeting in Nanning City.

Giant python disrupts meeting at south China bank after crashing through ceiling

The 1.5-metre long snake fell as staff members were holding a meeting in Nanning City.

01:49
A group of locals in the Far North believe so and are petitioning the government for a change in rules.

Far North locals blaming commercial fishing for dwindling fish stock, call for changes

Karikari Peninsula residents are petitioning the Government for a change in the rules but are also having confrontations on the water.

01:23
The tuatara became pregnant last year, buried her eggs, but no one knew until now.

Tuatara surprises staff at National Kiwi Centre by giving birth

The tuatara became pregnant last year, buried her eggs, but no one knew until now.

01:51
Jess and Luke are rescuing bees and rehoming them on people’s roofs.

Meet the Auckland couple rescuing bees and putting them on rooftops

Jess and Luke came up with the idea to put bees on top of roofs while travelling in Bolivia.

Mice being used in scientific research.

Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females

Researchers used a new type of gene editing technology.

Weasel caught in trap at Wellington wildlife sanctuary after footprints found

Zealandia is now making sure only one weasel got into the sanctuary.

California using Australian shark detection technology

The sonar-equipped buoy, part of a 60-day pilot program, alerts lifeguards to sharks through an app.

02:21
The animals were taken from the wild in Nigeria and then flown to Kathmandu.

Large smuggling ring trading in baby chimps stolen from their mothers uncovered in Nepal

The animals were taken from the wild in Nigeria and then flown to Kathmandu.

In this undated photo, White tiger Riku sits in a cage at Hirakawa Zoological Park in Kagoshima, southern Japan. Japanese police are investigating the death of a zoo keeper apparently after being mauled by the white tiger at the animal park. Local police said the 40-year-old Akira Furusho was found bleeding from his neck and collapsed Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, evening inside a tiger cage at the zoo.  Zoo officials said they believe Furusho was attacked while trying to move the male tiger from its exhibition cage to its night-time cage. (Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP)

Zookeeper killed by white tiger in Japan

Police said they are investigating whether proper safety measures were in place.

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Many of the dogs, ranging from puppies to middle age, were underweight, had fleas and some showed possible blindness.

Watch: US animal welfare workers rescue 71 beagles from illegal breeding shelter

Many of the dogs, ranging from puppies to middle age, were underweight and had fleas.

00:51
It took reportedly took the crews two hours to free the calf.

Watch: Rescuers rush to save whale calf trapped in shark nets off Gold Coast

It reportedly took the Sea World crews 45 minutes to free the calf.

01:45
The rates of pet ownership are falling due to increasing time commitments and falling home ownership.

New pet sharing service puts people and animals together

Since launching earlier this year, more than 300 people have signed up to the Share My Pet website.

01:28
The predator-free sanctuary in Wellington is home to some of the country's most vulnerable species.

Hunt on for weasel which infiltrated Zealandia's predator-proof fence

Wellington wildlife sanctuary Zealandia is ramping up its efforts to find a weasel that's invaded the fully-fenced area.

03:09
Arnie Robertson is making a name for himself as the most prized pug in showbiz.

Meet Auckland pug Arnie who may be the next Kiwi to crack the acting big time

Arnie's set to go barking mad when he sees himself on the big screen.

Graphic warning: Search on for duck badly burned in controlled burnoff

A man took photographs of the injured duck coming out of the fire, but it has since disappeared.

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Bird of the Year: Why the feathered friends deserve the crown

1 NEWS asks campaigners why their native birds are worthy of the title.

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See the campaign video for the toutouwai - New Zealand robin.

Bird of the Year: What sets them apart and which NZ celebrity they'd be

Jacinda Ardern, Richie McCaw and Taika Waititi were named, and tactics such as Tinder are being used for the competition.

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