Animals

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Cheetahs in captivity almost all suffer from anxiety-related conditions, so San Diego Zoo came up with this adorable problem solver.

Watch: Dogs spend time with young cheetahs in US zoo to help them overcome anxiety

Cheetahs in captivity almost all suffer from anxiety-related conditions.

Perth Zoo gets first joey koalas in 15 years: 'They are one of our most iconic animals'

Like humans, putting a male and female in the same room doesn't always mean they will hit it off.

Nala the cat returned home after missing for several days severely injured. X-rays found she had 10 shotgun pellets lodged in her body.

'She's lost her freedom' - missing cat limps home partially paralysed by shotgun pellets in latest Southland pet shooting

Several pets have been found shot or attacked in recent weeks leaving residents frightened and angry.

Watch: Howzat! Escaped bull causes carnage as it charges players in local UK cricket match

Players in Cheshire were sent scrambling as the feisty bovine invaded the pitch.

This Monday, June 27, 2017, photo provided by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shows a TSA agent holding a live lobster that weighs roughly 9 kilo's at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Gigantic 9kg live lobster found in traveller's luggage at Boston airport

A customs agent said the lobster was in a cooler and "cooperated quite nicely with the screening process."

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A dog "dating site" is connecting dogs with their perfect- match.

Online service brings dog lovers and idle pooches together

If you are looking for the joys of having a dog around - but only sometimes - or maybe to loan your dog out - this new site could work.

Max was a playful dog, who always wanted attention.

'We don't have any tears left' - Invercargill couple searching for answers after beloved puppy shot dead

Coming home on Friday the husband expected Max to run and greet him, instead he found him lying at by their fence, dead.

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The koala knockabout was broken up by a driver who chased them off into the bush.

Watch: Road rage! Feisty koalas brawl in the middle of Aussie highway

The koala knockabout was broken up by a driver who chased them off into the bush.

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It's estimated 30,000 whales will make their way through the area as they migrate from Antarctica to warmer breeding grounds.

Watch: Migrating humpback whales put on spectacular show near Sydney

It's estimated 30,000 whales will make their way through the area as they migrate from Antarctica.

Kiwi documentary sees hundreds flock to national poultry show in Christchurch

The club hosting the event has gained extra notoriety after starring in the film Pecking Order.

Dane Andrew of Sunnyvale, kisses his dog, Rascal, a Chinese crested, before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.

World's Ugliest Dog Contest sees pup lovers celebrating imperfections of man's best friend

These dogs - some with acne, others with tongues permanently sticking out - are used to getting called ugly.

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Large fire breaks out at chicken processing plant in Waikato

An electrical fault at an Ingham's Chicken processing plant in Waikato sparked a large response from fire crews .

A yellow Labrador Retriever puppy playing with ball tennis outdoors in the grass

Tennis balls laced with razor blades found at popular Hamilton dog park

"Let anyone know who runs their dogs here to be vigilant."

The southern brown kiwi is under threat from stoats on the West Coast.

DOC urging motorists to keep eyes peeled after endangered kiwi killed in 'hit and run'

The recent death of a kiwi near Raurimu has DOC calling for drivers to keep a lookout.

Watch: Zola the breakdancing Gorilla makes waves at US zoo

If you need any tips on dance moves for the weekend Zola has you covered.

Watch: Woman gets the fright of her life when she mistakes deadly rattlesnake ...for toy

Thinking it was a dog toy, this Californian woman went and picked up the snake. Then, reality hit.

Watch: Crazy video shows giant squid trying to hitch a ride by wrapping tentacles around paddle board

The incredible footage was captured off the coast of Melkbosstrand, South Africa.

Senior constable Snickers makes himself at home.

'Snickers is a senior constable' - newest furry members of NZ police force steal hearts

"Who's the cutest? Molly, Toby, or Snickers #pawlicepatrol".

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Michael Holland asks why it was so difficult for concerned onlookers to get help for a dog stuck in a car for hours.

Plight of dog stuck in car all day highlights problem authorities have helping animals in vehicles

An SPCA Inspector found the owner was within their rights to leave the dog confined.

Video: Distressed elephants team up for incredible rescue of calf struggling in zoo enclosure's pool

The pair were quick and efficient in their save at Grand Park Zoo in South Korea.

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Michael Holland asks why it was so difficult for concerned onlookers to get help for a dog stuck in a car for hours.

Plight of dog stuck in car all day highlights problem authorities have helping animals in vehicles

Michael Holland asks why it was so difficult for concerned onlookers to get help for a dog stuck in a car for hours.

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Eighty four Great Danes rescued from eight-bedroom US mansion

"There was just faeces everywhere. The dogs were sliding on it. We were sliding on it," an animal welfare worker at the scene said.

Perth man called a 'murderer' after stabbing dog in park to defend his own pup

The man's lawyer said his client was remorseful and did not intend to kill Luna.

'This is crazy!' - Snoop Dogg narrating a snakes vs iguana battle on Jimmy Kimmel is amazing

The rapper teamed up with the US talk show host for a comedic take on David Attenborough's Planet Earth.

Watch: Rookie US cop gets new best mate after pulling flailing dog from lake

Quick thinking from a Chicago cop, six weeks into the job, saves the life of a dog struggling to stay afloat.

Ambitious young couple crowd fund for Christchurch's first cat cafe

If successful, Catnap Cafe will be the first feline cafe to open in the South Island.

Aussie dog owners encouraged to have their beloved pooches donate blood

One donation could help save the lives of three dogs in need.

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