Animals

Watch: 'Jesus, it's massive!' Great white off popular Auckland bay pops snout out and gives freaked boatie a little nudge

This boatie had an unexpected visitor to his boat when he was out fishing in Stanmore Bay.

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The Kea Conservation Trust has joined forces with Skydive Franz Josef to raise awareness and some much-needed cash – in a slightly unconventional way.

Cheeky native New Zealand parrot the kea's laugh is infectious - scientists

Its "play call" puts other members of its species in the mood for fun, research has shown.

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It seems all the love and attention wasn't enough to stop Fushun bullying his sister Fulai at the Chengdu research centre.

Watch: Loving panda mum showers son with hugs and kisses, before playful youngster shoves sister

It seems all the love and attention wasn't enough to stop Fushun bullying his sister Fulai.

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Lee De Paauw was dragged out of the water by friends yesterday, alive but injured, after his foolhardy night-time stunt.

'Exceptionally lucky' Aussie teen somehow escapes crocodile's grip after Queensland river-jump dare

Lee de Paauw took a plunge in a croc-infested river yesterday and unsurprisingly got the attention of an inhabitant.

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Attempts to catch Grizz were fruitless, forcing authorities to use deadly force.

Auckland Airport to conduct review on events leading up to Grizz's death

Police made the controversial call to shoot the dog after chasing him on the airfield for three hours.

Watch: Dumped bunnies left to die on Auckland road learning to trust again thanks to loving new owner

Bob and Todd were taken to the SPCA after being found in a black rubbish bag set to be thrown away, their fur yellow "from neglect".

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After cutting netting entangled on its tail, divers then worked to help free the whale from in the water.

Watch: The amazing moment Chinese rescuers free a trapped sperm whale from fishing nets

Divers worked to help free the whale from in the water after cutting rope from its tail.

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A third of the world's gorilla population have been wiped out by the disease over the past 30 years.

New ebola vaccine could mean survival of endangered gorillas

A third of the world's gorilla population have been wiped out by the disease over the past 30 years.

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Five kilograms of lump change, thrown by park visitors into a pool for good luck, was removed from its stomach.

Lucky bugger! Sea turtle that swallowed almost 1000 coins recovering well

Five kilograms of lump change, thrown by park visitors into a pool for good luck, was removed.

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The BBC's David Shukman goes back to meet the baby chimp after he found freedom last month.

Remember Nemley Junior, the brave chimpanzee who was freed from wildlife traffickers?

The BBC goes back to meet the baby chimp after he found freedom last month.

Video: Graceful orcas spotted having a whale of a time in Dunedin Harbour

Yesterday was the first time since 2015 that the Royal Albatross Centre had spotted the pod.

Video: Surfer's hilarious reaction as he watches video of himself being body slammed by dolphin on Gold Coast

"I knew that he realised he's [the dolphin] gotta do something too and I was like ... 'there's no way I can get away from this'".

Video: 'Nervous' horses escape dangerously high floodwaters on East Auckland farm

Some aren't so lucky, as several farmers lost stock in the rapidly rising floodwaters.

Photos: Former Kiwi Olympic swimmer 'absolutely fizzing' after black marlin catch

Moss Burmester said he "was pretty pumped up" after his epic battle to land the 163.4kg black marlin.

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The loose change formed a five kilo ball inside her, eventually cracking her shell.

Turtle undergoes surgery after swallowing 1000 coins

The loose change formed a five kilo ball inside her, eventually cracking her shell.

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Rotorua's Fancy Meow Cat Café’s search for a purrfect general manager has gone viral from this Trade Me ad.

Watch: A Rotorua cafe's search for a purrfect manager is over after some help from adorable Trade Me video

Trade Me's video about the cat cafe even had people worldwide wanting to apply.

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A pollen war's erupted between two landowners in the lower North Island.

Are free-loading bees really pinching pollen?

A pollen war's erupted between two landowners in the lower North Island.

Watch: Cute! Adorable seal pup gets smitten with new soft toy version of itself

This seal from Mombetsu Land in Japan was ecstatic after being given a small toy by staff.

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The one-month-old chick was found on the forest floor and rescued by a group of Whangarei school children.

WhoWho the baby owl back into the wild after being abandoned

The one-month-old chick was found on the forest floor and rescued by a group of Whangarei school children.

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The course has a mixture of ramps, tyres and tunnels.

SPCA's new confidence hoping to build canine self-esteem

The course has a mixture of ramps, tyres and tunnels.

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The man, who has name suppression, is charged with wilful ill-treatment of an animal.

Man accused of stabbing sea lion pup to death appears in court

Rua, the 11-month-old pup was found dead in Dunedin Harbour last November.

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The six-week old otter pup is receiving around-the-clock care at a UK animal welfare charity.

Otter pup nursed back to health after being orphaned by Storm Doris

The six-week old otter pup is receiving around-the-clock care at a UK animal welfare charity.

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Every bone in her face, bar her jaw, was horribly smashed, with surgeons telling the family to "prepare for the worst".

Young girl's remarkable story: Getting back on her horse despite terrifying accident

Two years ago Amelia suffered horrific injuries when her horse kicked her in the face.

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