Animals

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You can always rely on mum to get you out of a sticky situation, as this baby koala on the Sunshine Coast discovered.

Watch: The heartwarming moment a mother koala frees her trapped baby from a fence

You can always count on mum to lend a helping hand - or paw.

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The bright-pink vests have successfully kept the wandering chickens safe.

'Some people have too much time' – Road-crossing Scottish chickens don hi-vis vests

The bright-pink vests have successfully kept the wandering chickens safe.

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The annual tradition of flying kites over the Indian capital takes a painful toll on birds that fall victim to their razor-sharp strings.

Watch: Bird bloodbath in India caused by Independence Day kite flying

The annual tradition of flying kites over the Indian capital takes a painful toll on birds that fall victim to their razor-sharp strings.

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Pollution is said to be to blame for the unusual phenomenon.

A new breed of dog? Blue canines wander the streets in India

Factories manufacturing colouring dye have been releasing untreated waste into Mumbai rivers.

Watch: Mum spots world's second most toxic snake wrapped around child's lego

She thought it was a placid carpet python. When snake catchers arrived they received a shock.

'The mothers are very upset and calling for them' - five lambs stolen from Upper Hutt farm

The lambs are less than a week old and were stolen from a farm overnight on Tuesday.

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Japanese primatologists have proven that Chimpanzees can understand the rules of rock, paper, scissors, and choose the winning hand.

Chimpanzees can understand rules of rock, paper, scissors - Japanese scientists prove

The chimps' performances were comparable to a four-year-old child.

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The three-day exhibit is curated especially for dogs.

Art going to the dogs in New York city

The three-day exhibit is curated especially for dogs.

Tiger

Tiger seized after falling from terrace onto neighbour's patio in Mexico

The owner had legally bought the tiger but didn't have any documentation for it.

Watch: 'OK that is distracting' - giant seagull interrupts Canadian weather bulletin

A massive seagull has unwittingly pulled off a brilliant camera-bomb.

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The Christchurch electoral office of National MP Gerry Brownlee has been occupied by animal rights activists today.

Animal rights activists occupy National MP's electorate office to protest factory farming in NZ

National MP Gerry Brownlee's Christchurch office was occupied by activists today.

Chantek the sign-language speaking orangutan raised like a human dies

The orangutan was 39 and died in an Atlanta zoo.

Flotilla of confident young seals charm Kapiti Island tour group with up close encounter

The seals can be seen eagerly approaching the boat of tourists, dipping above and below the water.

Watch: Beachgoers pull together to save stranded manatees on Florida beach

Young and old pitched in with the rescue effort on Clearwater Beach.

Full-grown jaguar seized from man walking it on a leash in park in Mexico's 'drug capital'

The big cat was seized in Culiacan, despite healthy and having papers.

Silverback trapdoor spider (Idiommata sp.), on ground. Potentially dangerous. Cardwell Range, Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Auscape/UIG via Getty Images)

Spiders could have rafted from South Africa to Australian shores

Research suggests Australia's trapdoor spider is more closely linked to it's African cousin than previously thought.

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SAFE's hidden camera footage takes people inside a farrowing crate, on a farm branded 'PigCare' for its products.

Consumers 'being misled' with animal welfare labels on pork products from pigs in crates

Consumer NZ wants tougher labelling rules after Seven Sharp showed hidden camera 3D vision.

Watch: 'Oh my god, awesome!' - rare blue whale sighting amazes tourists in Hauraki Gulf

The gentle giants migrate north from Antarctica but are very rarely spotted in Kiwi waters.

Video: Baby alligator force-fed beer and cigarettes in shocking case of animal cruelty

The footage shows a group of young US men torturing a baby alligator for amusement.

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Keepers say the enclosure will help the three-month-old cub develop her life skills.

Watch: 'Cub kindy' at Sea World Australia helps young polar bear thrive

Keepers say the enclosure will help the three-month-old cub develop her life skills.

Dog running near the lake, Montenegro

Dog directs police to girls struck by lightening on mountainside in Utah

The sheriff's office said the dog ran to the campsite to alert the family.

Watch: Hundreds gather for emotional farewell of heroic service dog stricken with bone cancer

Cena, a 10-year-old black lab, served three tours in Afghanistan with the US Marines.

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The bacterial disease, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has infected 150 cows in South Canterbury.

Cow disease went undetected in New Zealand, says owner of infected stock

Van Leeuwen Dairy Group’s Morven property in South Canterbury is under MPI control.

New Yorkers warned to watch out for aggressive squirrel which has bitten five people

It's thought the squirrel may have rabies, which could be the cause of it going nuts.

Watch: SAFE release footage they say shows cruel conditions endured by pigs on factory farm

The animal advocacy group released the hidden camera footage as part of a new investigation.

Victor Littlefield holds up a cellphone video of an orca whale pulling a line off his boat near Sitka, Alaska.

Orca whale attacks fishing boat in Alaska nearly dragging it underwater

The man had just watched the movie Jaws and initially thought his boat was being attacked by a great white.

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