Animals

Watch: Barking mad! Playful pooch interrupts live Russian news broadcast

A happy go lucky pup gave a news anchor the fright of her life.

Theunis Botha, 51.

South African game hunter dies after shot elephant falls on him

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt on Friday when disaster struck after he walked into a herd of breeding elephants.

Graphic warning: 'What bloody disrespect' - ducks shot dead and found dumped on busy Invercargill street

Invercargill Vegan Society members collected the ducks yesterday and buried them "with some dignity".

Watch: Aerial footage shows huge humpback whale swimming back and forth, stuck in a California harbour

The approximately 12 metre long whale appeared to be a healthy juvenile.

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Jordie Barrett and Ricky Riccitelli got up close and personal with some wildlife during a trip to Wellington Zoo.

Hurricanes stars prepare for Cheetahs by facing real life counterparts

Jordie Barrett and Ricky Riccitelli got up close and personal with some wildlife during a trip to Wellington Zoo.

'Blood all over her' - owner of beloved dog distraught after pet fatally stabbed in park

A 37-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty following the incident.

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The snow has arrived early down south, but these travellers and one hardy parrot don’t seem to mind.

Video: Cheeky kea interrupts interview as polar blast brings snow to South Island

Snow has arrived early down south, but these travellers and one hardy parrot don’t mind.

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The SPCA are going to start proactively checking known boarding kennels and dog hotels to check things are being run properly.

Watch: SPCA calls for doggy day-care regulations after spike in attacks

"You can go set up a doggy daycare tomorrow. It is crazy."

Watch: Parents arrested after horrifying incident sees newborn baby bitten 100 times by rats

The 15-day-old girl had bites on her arms, hands, face and fingers.

NZ's 'celebrated' yellow-eyed penguins facing extinction, study warns

Otago University research paints a dire picture, with the penguins facing extinction by 2060 if something isn't done.

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Dusty "The Wildman" Crum snake hunter has caught a whopping python snake in the Everglades.

'That's a big one' - python hunters snag slithering giant 5.13m snake

Dusty "The Wildman" Crum snake hunter has caught a whopping python snake in the Everglades.

Watch: Stranded Gold Coast dolphin gets helping hand from policeman

After giving the dolphin a nudge it manages to swim away from the beach.

With only 12,000 left, the NZ sea lion is the rarest in the world and battling survival.

Government to spend nearly $3 million on safeguarding rare sea lions

The population of a rare species of sea lion is less than 12,000.

Watch: Napier locals left confused after bizarre carcass washes up on Westshore beach

They had to do some digging to figure out what animal had washed up on the beach.

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The escaped zebra was involved in a car crash after running through neighbouring backyards.

Watch: Zebra runs wild in Florida after escaping private property

Local police used a helicopter to keep an eye on the zebra, after it ran into a moving pick-up truck yesterday.

Watch: Brave NZ farmers' very tricky rescue of two frightened stags trapped together on wire fence

With enormous antlers thrashing about, two Marlborough farmers had their work cut out.

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For some, feeding seagulls is all part of going to the beach. For others, the birds are just a big nuisance.

Is it time for NZ to follow Britain's lead and fine people who feed seagulls?

For some, feeding seagulls is not a problem. For others, the birds are just a big nuisance.

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From guarding the base to overseas operations, these dogs are tasked with protecting the Defence Force's most valuable assets.

Man's best friend on active duty: celebrating NZ's military dog squad

From guarding the base to overseas operations, these dogs are tasked with protecting the Defence Force's assets.

Watch: Doting mum welcomes her super cute twin polar bear cubs to the world at Gold Coast's Sea World

Sea World said they hope the cubs will bring awareness to polar bear conservation efforts.

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New Zealand vets are supporting a national approach aimed at reducing antibiotic use in pets.

Kiwi pet owners warned antibiotic resistance in humans a problem for animals too

Vets are supporting a national approach aimed at reducing antibiotic use in pets.

Watch: Orca plays cat-and-mouse with Kiwi kayaker in unreal video of Tauranga marine life used to educate Kiwi kids

Nathan Pettigrew holds a marine mammal permit, allowing him to get close to marine life and share his experiences.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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