Animals

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The Hutton's Shearwater appeared to be exhausted, appearing far from its natural habitat out at sea.

Endangered native seabird rescued after bypassing security at TVNZ in Auckland

The Hutton's shearwater appeared to be exhausted, paying a visit far from its natural habitat out at sea.

Gracie Read and her rottweiler puppy.

Auckland woman's puppy 'ripped' from her arms in driveway assault

Two men approached Gracie Read yesterday before throwing her to the ground and stealing her dog.

Injured yellow eyed penguins.

Dunedin wildlife hospital admits first patients

The hospital for South Island's native wildlife has been flat out since opening yesterday.

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The whale was spotted near the Hawaiian island of Maui with braided fishing line caught in its mouth.

Watch: 'We just freed the whale guys!' Humpback entangled in 87 metre-long fishing line freed

The whale was spotted off Hawaii with braided fishing line caught in its mouth.

New Zealand sausage company apologises for sunbathing pig post some labelled 'disgusting'

Bangerritos says it takes animal welfare "incredibly seriously".

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Ridding NZ of rats and possums could have benefits for human health

A researcher says it will benefit native plants and animals, and also human health.

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Queensland Police have released footage of officers rescuing two dogs left inside a car in scorching temperatures for over two hours.

Watch: Suffering pooches rescued from scorching car by Aussie police who then take owner to task

The two dogs were left inside a car by their negligent owner for over two hours.

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A recent spate of poaching has prompted a warning from the Department of Conservation that they will act with impunity towards poachers.

DOC condemns Marine Reserve poachers, zero tolerance for those caught

A recent spate of poaching has prompted a warning from DOC that they will act with impunity towards poachers.

TO GO WITH Australia-animal-snakes,FEATURE by Amy Coopes
This photo taken on September 25, 2012 shows a deadly Australia eastern brown snake -- which has enough venom to kill 20 adults with a single bite -- in the Sydney suburb of Terrey Hills.  According to the Australia Venom Research Unit of the University of Melbourne, the country is home to 20 of the world's 25 most venomous snakes, including the entire top 10, from which a single scratch from a venom-coated tooth can be enough to paralyse the heart, diaphragm and lungs.     AFP PHOTO / William WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Aussie man dies from snake bite trying to protect family pet

Brown snake venom is among the most potent in the world.

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The elephants are often hired out for weddings, and their owners say the animals are their livelihood.

Wildlife advocates say New Delhi is too polluted to keep elephants

The elephants are often hired out for weddings, and their owners say the animals are their livelihood.

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More than half the adult population has signed a petition against the drop, but DOC says there's no better way to control pests.

Great Barrier Island residents fighting against poison drop on nearby Rakitu Island

More than half the adult population has signed a petition against the drop, but DOC says there’s no better way to control pests.

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Avian botulism is killing many ducks, and the actions of the public are likely to blame.

Time to stop taking bread to the pond - deadly disease ravaging duck population

Avian botulism is killing many ducks, and the actions of the public are likely to blame.

Direct Animal Action wants an end to rodeos in New Zealand

Protests planned for Whangarei rodeo

The group will hold large "stop" signs at the entrance of the event.

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Backyard breeders, cute Instagram pics worsening problem of unwanted huskies, say rescuers

Husky Rescue NZ says new owners are not being told the realities of owning the breed.

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The ivory haul weighed in at 148kg and was intercepted at a Bangkok airport.

Thai authorities seize massive haul of African elephant ivory destined for China

The ivory weighed in at 148kg and was intercepted at a Bangkok airport.

Popular leopard seals spotted lounging among million dollar yachts in Auckland marina

Owha and Novy are attracting attention after visiting a number of Auckland marinas this summer.

Flamingo chick hatches in front of Auckland Zoo visitors

It's the first chick to hatch "on display" at the zoo.

Watch: Aussie reptile park extracts enough venom from deadly snake to kill over 100 people

Whiplash, a Coastal Taipan, was milked for a record amount of venom.

Snake on NSW driver's car.

Stowaway red-bellied snake gives Aussie driver a fright

The dangerous hitchhiker slithered its way along the ute's window before wrapping itself around the side mirror.

"Baby Koala 'up a gum tree'.

Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in Brisbane

The act left wildlife rescuers feeling sick to the stomach.

The fossil dig site at St Bathans, New Zealand, where the holotype of Vulcanops was found.

Giant burrowing bat fossils unearthed in Central Otago

The remains, which are millions of years old, were found by a team of international scientists.

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Rat hunt on after footprints found on pest-free Tiritiri Matangi Island

Two pest detector dogs and handlers have been sent to the island, and numerous traps deployed.

Florida men deny animal cruelty charges after shark dragged behind speed boat

Vision of the incident caused outage around the world.

UK police won't prosecute hunter filmed viciously whipping protester in video

Police say despite video showing the woman hitting a man with the riding crop, "the evidence supplied did not support a prosecution".

Sunlight reflects off Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Ship noise affecting marine life in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

New research has found that the common reef fish and bryde's whales have had their communication space reduced.

Watch: Alligator employs amazing survival technique as pond freezes over in North Carolina

The gator at the Shallotte River Swamp Park poked its snout through the ice to breathe.

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