Secret video reveals sick abuse of hens

Bridgewater Poultry. Picture: Animal Liberation/Facebook

深圳风采投注 Sickening footage has emerged from one of Australia’s largest egg producers of workers laughing as they torture hens that are no longer useful.

Dogs’ secret superpower revealed


One flash of those big puppy eyes, and dog owners’ hearts melt. But how did our canine companions develop this ability? Scientists say they have the answer.

Wild theory on Ice Age wolf’s head

In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, the head of an Ice Age wolf is seen after found during an expedition of the Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia near Belaya Gora, Abyysky region of Sakha Republic, Russia. Experts believe the wolf roamed the earth about 40,000 years ago, but thanks to Siberia's frozen permafrost its brain, fur, tissues and even its tongue have been perfectly preserved, as scientific investigations are underway after it was found in August 2018. (Albert Protopopov/Mammoth Fauna Study Department at the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia via AP)

Researchers are getting closer to discovering the story behind the massive severed head found perfectly preserved in Siberian permafrost.

Terrifying sea creature unearthed

Artist's impression of the Redlichia Rex found on South Australia's Kangaroo Island. Picture:

The fossil of a giant 500 million-year-old crustacean with “crushing” legs and “shredding” spines has been found in Australia.

Man found dead ‘was mauled by dog’

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A NSW man found dead in his unit was mauled by his dog after having an epileptic fit, according to NSW Police.

40,000-year-old wolf’s head discovered

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - Giant wolf head found in Siberia. Picture: Albert Protopopov/Siberian Times

The severed head of a giant Ice Age wolf has been found well-preserved in the Siberian permafrost after 40,000 years sealed in the ice.

‘Pure sin’: Joeys sold for $7000 in US

Baby kangaroos for sale. Picture: Facebook

A US vet has been blasted online after selling baby kangaroos dressed in nappies for more than $7000 on Facebook.

US town goes mad for ‘roo named Jojo

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Hundreds of people in this Mississippi town turned out to help search for Jojo as fears grew he could be taken by an alligator.

Hunter made ‘decorative pillows’ from giraffe

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A trophy hunter who outraged conservationists with a photo of herself smiling with a giraffe she killed has sparked further anger after saying “he was delicious”.

Weird phenomenon seen on radar

What looked like a massive storm on the way turned out to be a huge swarm of ladybugs. Picture: Supplied

A 130km wide “blob” thought to be a massive storm system has instead turned out to be something completely unexpected and bizarre.

Bigfoot exposed in new FBI file

From the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

Turns out, Bigfoot really was an X-file. The FBI actually did follow-up on sightings of a tall, furry biped. And they’ve just declassified their investigations.

Brothers’ grim ordeal with huge fish

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Two NSW fisherman have revealed how they were speared by a huge marlin in a bizarre incident, joking “the hunters have been hunted”.

Alligator’s trail of terror in home invasion

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Police have captured dramatic footage of a massive alligator which smashed its way inside a home in Florida.

Sad picture shows planet’s silent crisis

Puffins on Farne Islands in the North Sea off the UK. Photo supplied

There’s a simple way to monitor the quality of the marine environment — and this heartbreaking photo shows it’s not good. WARNING: Confronting image

Last male rhino dies as species under threat

Tam the last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. — Facebook / WWF-Malaysia

Tam, the last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, has died — leaving the survival of his bloodline to the success of a cell culture being grown in a lab.

Rare albino panda caught on camera

This handout photograph taken on April 20, 2019 and released by the Wolong National Nature Reserve on May 26, 2019 shows a rare all-white giant panda in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan province. - A rare all-white panda was caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwestern Sichuan province, showing that albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, reported state media. (Photo by HANDOUT / Wolong National Nature Reserve / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Wolong National Nature Reserve" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, surprising naturalists.

Jaws 700: The real-life sequel

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One shark is enough to spark a great rush of fear or excitement for most people. What about 700 sharks? Decide for yourself as this doco comes to Adelaide for Scinema.

Healthy dog to be buried with owner

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A “selfish” woman who left explicit instructions in her will that her “fur baby was to be put down and laid to rest with her” has been slammed online.

Koalas now ‘functionally extinct’

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Koalas are hanging on for their very survival with news that the marsupials don’t have enough breeding adults to support another generation.

Making koala numbers more bearable

Bel, a 13-years-old Koala, is seen at the Koala enclosure at Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Cleland Wildlife Park will transfer five koalas and two wombats to Longleat Safari park in England. The animals will act as international ambassadors for conservation education and engagement purposes. (AAP Image/David Mariuz) NO ARCHIVING

The burgeoning koala numbers in the Adelaide Hills are becoming too much to bear, prompting authorities to act.

Teen petrified as snake slithers into car

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A teenager has recounted the terrifying moment she watched an eight-foot carpet python slithering under her car bonnet to make itself at home in the engine.

Monarto chimp pregnancy adds to hope

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is seen at the Monarto Zoo near Adelaide, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. World renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall is in South Australia today to announce the pregnancy of one of Monarto Zoo's chimpanzees. (AAP Image/David Mariuz) NO ARCHIVING

A world-renowned primatologist has revealed an impending chimpanzee birth at Monarto Zoo.

Vulnerable critters defying the drought

Supplied Editorial Bush Heritage staff have noticed seen rare plains wanderers at Boolcoomatta Reserve, in northeast SA, for the first time in three years. Picture: Supplied

The discovery of endangered wildlife in our parks amid drought conditions has reinvigorated SA conservation groups.

Whale bursts from sea, just misses boat

**MANDATORY BYLINE** PIC FROM Douglas Croft/Caters News - (PICTURED: Douglas Crofts images of a whale breaching very close to a fishermans boat on Monterey Bay, California. PIC TAKEN ON 27/04/19) - This incredible video and set of images shows the moment a humpback whale bursts through the calm sea close to an unsuspecting fisherman. Taken by photographer Douglas Croft, 60, and whale watcher Kate Cummings, the photo shows the whale shooting up through the waves close to a boat with an unsuspecting fisherman in before it crashes back down.The sequence was captured in Monterey Bay in Canada.SEE CATERS COPY

The incredible moment a cheeky humpback whale bursts from the waves, narrowly missing a fisherman’s boat, has been captured in dramatic photos.

Bird evolves back from extinction

White-throated Rail (Dryolimnas cuvieri), endemic to Madagascar and the last flightless species of bird in the Indian Ocean.

The white-throated rail bird died out more than 10,000 years ago. Now it has evolved back into existence.

Gorillas go viral in hilarious video

Hilarious video of gorillas desperately trying to stay out of the rain during a storm.

A video of gorillas deftly trying to avoid the rain has gone viral for their human-like reaction to the downpour.

Surprise cocaine finding in prawns

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Party drugs cocaine and ketamine have appeared in prawns, researchers have found in an eyebrow-raising study.

Three-eyed snake found in NT

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A baby python found by rangers in the Northern Territory has been labelled cute for its “peculiar” deformity.

Beluga ‘spy’ whale ‘trained by Russia’

A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019. The harness strap which features a mount for an action camera, says "Equipment St. Petersburg" which has prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. (Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP)

Fishermen off Norway’s coast were astonished when they spotted a beluga whale with a harness. Its backstory is even stranger.

Lions bred to be shot, slaughtered for Chinese medicine

THOUSANDS of lions are being raised in sickening breeding farms so they can be gunned down by wealthy trophy hunters.

Thousands of lions are being raised in sickening breeding farms so they can be gunned down by wealthy trophy hunters. WARNING: Distressing content.

China’s human-like monkeys spark concerns

This handout picture from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience, taken on January 20 and released on January 24, 2018 shows monkey clones "Zhong Zhong" (L) and "Hua Hua" at a research institution in Suzhou in China's Jiangsu province. Scientists in China have created the first monkeys cloned by the same process that produced Dolly the sheep more than 20 years ago, a breakthrough that could boost medical research into human diseases. The two long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong were born at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, and are the fruits of years of research into a cloning technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. / AFP PHOTO / CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Chinese scientists successfully created human-like monkeys to observe their brains, however their experiments have been slammed as unethical.

Orang-utan escapes at Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Zoo was forced into lockdown after a cheeky orang-utan escaped from his enclosure for the second time in four years.

Creepy ‘sushi’ spider found in Sydney

People thought the spider looked like a piece of sushi. Picture: William Williamson

A picture of a spider found hiding in a Sydney home has people freaking over how much it looks like a delicious piece of sushi.

Monster shark chokes on sea turtle

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A fisherman has captured the gruesome aftermath of a great white shark choking to death while eating a sea turtle.

Wasps sting 7-year-old girl 300 times

Little Evie fell on the nest leading teh wasps to swarm. Picture: Samara Zeitsch.

A mum has spoken of the “harrowing” experience when her daughter fell on a wasp nest and was stung hundreds of times after the insects swarmed.

Woman who binned pups unmasked

Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was arrested after authorities traced the licence plate on her Jeep Wrangler. Picture: Facebook

A woman caught on CCTV dumping a bag of tiny newborn puppies has been arrested and 38 more dogs seized from her filthy home.

Mass extinction event ‘imminent’

This handout picture taken on June 23, 2016 and released by WWF-Australia and James Cook University shows a northern bettong (bettongia tropica) at a wildlife care house in Ravenshoe, Queensland. - A truffle-eating Australian marsupial known as the rat kangaroo has suffered a dramatic population decline and could become extinct without urgent action to save the species, a report warned on December 6, 2018. (Photo by STEPHANIE TODD / WWW-AUSTRALIA/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY / AFP) / XGTY----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO /WWF-AUSTRALIA/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY/STEPHANIE TODD / NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS- NO ARCHIVE

The devastating impact of human activity on the Earth’s biodiversity has been laid bare in a shocking new report by the United Nations.

Woman’s ‘shameful’ act caught on camera

This is the sickening moment a woman tosses a bag of puppies into a dumpster. Picture:

This is the sickening moment a woman tosses a bag of newborn puppies into a bin before a good Samaritan comes to the rescue.

Hero rangers share amazing gorilla selfies

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Anti-poaching rangers have shared a series of incredible and heartwarming snaps posing and relaxing with the magnificent gorillas that they risk their lives to protect.

‘Catastrophic’ decline hitting the globe

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It’s easy to think this is someone else’s problem and there’s nothing we can do. But scientists say that’s not the case.

Zoo keeper horrifically mauled by tiger

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A female zoo keeper is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a tiger as officials release a statement about the animal’s future.

Pig’s brain ‘made active’ after death

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Scientists in the US have restored some activity within the brain of a pig that had died hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

Why this big fish is so dumb

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There’s not much going on between the gills of this fish that’s outlived the dinosaurs — its brain cavity is 100 times bigger than the brain itself. Now a Flinders University study has found out why.

Astounding dog rescue 209km at sea

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the heartwarming moment a stranded dog was rescued after being found swimming in the Gulf of Thailand - 220km from the shore. Workers onboard an oil rig noticed the pooch�s head poking out above the ripples as she paddled through the ocean last Friday (12/04) afternoon. They called out to the exhausted mutt and she swam towards them, taking refuge among the rusty metal bars of the rig. Workers then lowered a rope down the brown Aspin dog and pulled her to safety. She stayed onboard the drilling platform for two nights while a special cage was welded together and staff gave her food and water. The dog was finally lifted by crane onto another oil vessel passing through the area yesterday (Sun) which delivered her to vets in Songkhla, southern Thailand, today (Mon). Oil rig worker, Khon Vitisak, who saved the pooch said he does not know how she came to be in the ocean but he would like to adopt her if no owner comes forward. Picture: Viral Press Picture: Viral Press

A bedraggled dog has been found in the most unlikely circumstances — 209km off the coast. Her story is amazing.

Man uses beer to save ‘unicorn’ sheep

Unicorn sheep saved. Picture: 7News

An Aussie man was gobsmacked when he saw a sheep sporting a unicorn horn, so he handed over two cases of beer to save it from becoming dinner.

Concerns raised for Assange’s cat

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The arrest of Julian Assange has raised countless questions, but the whereabouts of his cat is the one that thousands are demanding an answer for.

Daring rescue of animals from death zoo

A sedated lion lays in a cage at a zoo in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 6, 2019, as they prepare to evacuate the animals out of the Palestinian enclave and relocate to sanctuaries in Jordan. - Forty animals including five lions are to be rescued from squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip, an animal welfare group said. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)

Nearly 50 animals have been rescued from a zoo that let four lion cubs freeze to death and filmed a lioness having her claws ripped out.

Doctor’s horror find in woman’s eyes

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A woman in Taiwan has become the centre of an unusual medical story after doctors found four bees living in her eyes, feeding on her tears.

Prolific game hunter ‘totally unrepentant’

Ron Thomson is a prolific wildlife hunter. Picture: True Green Alliance

A hunter, who previously boasted about killing 32 elephants in less than 15 minutes, has admitted he got a “great thrill” killing thousands of animals.

You won’t believe the size of this snake

Biggest female python ever captured in Florida Everglades’ Big Cypress Preserve

A gigantic female python, measuring just under six metres, has been caught in the Florida Everglades.

Rhino poacher trampled to death

The suspected rhino poacher was trampled by an elephant and then eaten by lions.

A poacher was trampled by elephants before lions ripped him apart, with park rangers recovering just a few bloodied limbs.

Scientist’s ‘very unusual’ discovery

Scientist uncover world-first skin gestation.

Researchers have watched a strange birth take place in one of the “weirdest lizards” in the world.

Shocking find in goanna’s stomach


A hungry goanna has narrowly escaped death after an X-ray of the lizard’s stomach revealed he chose a very unusual meal for lunch.

Anti-vaxxers refusing to vaccinate pets

Veterinarian vaccinating a young French Bulldog.

The anti-vaccination movement has taken a bizarre turn, with an increasing number of people refusing to vaccinate their pets over autism fears.

Dogs tied to cars for hours at Sea World

The dog was one of four abandoned by owners in the car park yesterday.

Dogs were reportedly left tied to cars for hours in the Sea World carpark on Sunday while their owners visited the theme park.

Shock at horribly disfigured dolphins

This photo taken on Feb. 10, 2019 and provided by the Observatoire Pelagis shows a dead dolphin on a shore of Rivedoux, Ré island on the Atlantic coast, western France. France has been shaken into action after a record number of dead dolphins have washed up on the country�s Atlantic coast this year, many clearly victims of industrial fishing. More than a 1,000 corpses, according to French marine researchers _ death toll that has alarmed animal welfare groups and prompted France�s ecology minister to launch a national plan to protect them. (Helene Peltier, Observatoire Pelagis/CNRS/Universite de la Rochelle via AP)

More than a thousand horribly disfigured dolphins have washed up on France’s coastline leaving authorities baffled. WARNING: Graphic.

Father and son slaughter ‘shrieking’ cubs


Hidden cameras captured the sick moment a father and son high-five after slaying a defenceless bear and her shrieking cubs as they hibernated.

Outrage as former mayor beheads snake

Lorraine Rosenberg talks about a lifetime in local government

A social media storm is brewing after an ex-mayor shared a gruesome picture of the aftermath of her confrontation with a snake.

Push to bring kookaburra home

Call to bring kookaburra home.

Aussies are furious after discovering pet shop in the US is selling a kookaburra and even dress it up in tiny outfits for people’s “sick amusement”.

Blind dog gets own ‘seeing-eye’ puppy

Senior dog gets 'seeing-eye puppy' after losing eyesight

Story of the day. An 11-year-old golden retriever, who lost his eyesight to glaucoma, has received his own ‘seeing-eye puppy’ to guide and support him.

Crocodile found in bizarre bikie raid

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Police made a number of strange discoveries at a former Finks outlaw motorcycle gang member’s home in Sydney’s west. Now he’s been arrested.

Drugged orang-utan found in suitcase

This handout picture taken and released on March 23, 2019 by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency of Bali shows a rescued two-year-old orangutan resting inside a rattan basket, after a smuggling attempt by a Russian tourist at Bali's international airport in Denpasar. - Indonesian authorities on March 22 arrested a Russian tourist for attempting to smuggle an orangutan out of the country in his suitcase. (Photo by Handout / Natural Resources Conservation Agency of Bali / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION AGENCY OF BALI" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

A Russian man stuffed a sleeping orang-utan into his luggage, hoping he could smuggle it out of Indonesia to be raised “like a baby”.

Sea creature makes global headlines

TOPSHOT - This handout picture taken on March 16, 2019 and released courtesy of Linette Grzelak on March 21 shows a sunfish that was washed ashore and found dead in Coorong, near the mouth of the urray River in South Australia. - The 1.8 metre (six feet) specimen -- believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish -- washed ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the weekend. (Photo by Handout / Courtesy of Linette Grzelak / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / COURTESY OF LINETTE GRZELAK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

An Australian couple have been flooded with requests from global media after discovering a “fundamentally bizarre” sea creature.

‘Bodybuilder’ monkey stuns zoo visitors

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - The buff looking White-Faced Saki at Korkeasaari Zoo in Finland. See SWNS copy SWCAmonkey: This pumped-up primate looks like it has been doing some serious pull-ups on the monkey bars. Santeri Oksanen, 34, snapped the muscular monkey as she kept a close eye on her territory. The game developer, from Lauttasaari, Finland, captured the White-Faced Saki's grumpy expressions while visiting Korkeasaari Zoo in his country's capital, Helsinki. Picture: SWNS/Mega

Zoo-goers can’t get enough of this pumped-up primate who looks like she has been doing some serious working out.

The Tinder matchmaker for animals

Red panda matchmaking at the zoos

Meet the zookeeper who’s the animal expert equivalent of Cupid— skilled at matching the perfect couple and making sure the first date goes so smoothly these cute bubs are made.

‘Appalling’ hidden impact of drought

Horses kept in appalling conditions. Picture: RSPCA Queensland

While soaring meat prices might be the most obvious impact of ongoing drought conditions, others are doing it tough too.

Therapy alpaca killed in dog attack

Mimosa was so badly injured that she had to be put down. Picture: Alpaca Therapy

The owner of a therapy alpaca is devastated after a vicious dog fatally injured the animal, with the dog owner filming the attack on his phone.

Woolly mammoth cells reactivated

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Scientists have taken a major step in the global project to one day bring a woolly mammoth back from an ancient, frozen grave.

Animal activists leave piglets dead

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A farmer has hit out at animal-rights activists who stormed her property, claiming their protest killed a number of piglets.

New ancient Australian dinosaur found

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It lived in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley 125 million years ago and was so small it was likely the size of a wallaby.

Outrage over RSPCA’s grim discovery

RSPCA investigators have been left shaking their heads after finding this dog with its mouth taped shut on a short tether.

RSPCA inspectors have been left speechless after recent discoveries of senseless cruelty to dogs in Queensland homes.

Moment huge whale swallows diver

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A diver was photographing sharks when the water beneath him started to churn, “everything went dark” and a whale swallowed him whole.

Jaguar mauls woman in enclosure

A woman has been mauled by a jaguar after trying to take a selfie with the animal

A woman has been attacked by a jaguar after climbing over the barrier in an attempt to take a selfie with the animal.

Brown snake attacks python eating a rat

The disturbing video showed the two snaked fighting over a rat.

Disturbing video shows a brown snake fighting with a python that was eating a rat it took from a nest of rodents in a Queensland shed.

Australia just got three new spiders

These are Australia's newest spiders.

In news that will terrify just about everyone, a scientist has discovered three new spiders in Australia.

World’s saddest elephant dies

Flavia the elephant. Picture: Facebook/Zoo de Cordoba

She was a poster girl for animal rights campaigns and suffered from deep depression, and now, 43-year-old Flavia has died.

Man mauled to death by pet lion

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A man who kept a nine-year-old lion in his back yard was found mauled to death by his beloved pet when his father discovered his mangled body.

‘Luckiest goat’ miraculously survives fire

Lucky goat survives Bunyip fires.

A goat tethered to a fence has survived a bushfire — by standing on the only patch of grass that didn’t burn in a charred paddock.

WWF linked to violent militia groups

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Beloved global wildlife charity WWF has been accused of funding paramilitary groups that have tortured and killed in the fight against poaching.

Monster 317kg alligator pulled from ditch

Picture: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A picture of a man standing next to an alligator was criticised as fake, but it’s since been revealed that the 317kg beast is very real.

Is this a weather predicting cat, or is it just a cat?

Genius Weather Predicting Cat

A NEUROTIC, socially phobic and agoraphobic Oriental shorthair cat named Mischa can predict rain from up to three hours out with better reliability than the Bureau of Meteorology, her owner has said.

Dog dies saving couple from fire

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Rikku the Husky alerted his owners to a fire in their apartment building, allowing them and all other residents to escape, but sadly the pooch perished in the blaze.

Celebrating our awesome animals

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World Wildlife Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate South Australia’s animals and plants and raise awareness of their plight — celebrate by checking out some of our cutest native animals.

Horror as redback devours brown snake

Redback eats snake. Picture: Robyn McLennan

Terrifying pictures captured the moment a redback spider fought and won against a deadly brown snake, before wrapping it up in its web.

Snake flies to Scotland inside shoe

This snake hitched a ride all the way from Australia to Scotland after hiding inside a woman's SHOE. The reptile, a non-venomous python, was found inside a slip-on shoe belonging to Moira Boxall, 72, who was returning home from visiting family Down Under - more than 10,000 miles away. Moira, from Bridge of Allan, Stirling, had spent seven weeks in Mackay, Queensland staying with her daughter Sarah and her husband Paul Airlie. Flying from Mackay to Glasgow - via Brisbane and Dubai - Moira and her slithering stowaway travelled 11,708 miles door to door. Picture: Supplied

A Queensland python has been taken into quarantine in Scotland after hitching a ride in a woman’s shoe.

Dead whale found in the Amazon jungle

Humpback whale dead in Amazon. Picture: Instagram/bicho_dagua

Investigators are bewildered over how a massive humpback wound up dead in the Amazon jungle, miles from its natural habitat.

Plan for famously abandoned shark

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Remember that creepy shark left abandoned for years in a closed down animal sanctuary in Victoria? Well its getting a new home.

‘There may be hope’: Shock discovery

TOPSHOT - A specimen of the giant Galapagos tortoise Chelonoidis phantasticus, thought to have gone extint about a century ago, is seen at the Galapagos National Park on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, on February 19, 2019. - The adult female was found earlier in the day during an expedition in Fernandina Island, in the Galapagos, Ecuadorean Environment Minister Marcelo Mata announcement on Tuesday. (Photo by Rodrigo BUENDIA / AFP)

A species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found on a remote island.

Confronting scene on Aussie roof

Snake's terrifying catch. Picture: Cathy Gall

A homeowner was left horrified after spotting a terrifying scene playing out before her on top of her house in northern New South Wales.

Sickening attack on dog caught on camera

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Authorities are hunting man captured on camera viciously attacking a dog in broad daylight. Warning: distressing vision.

Ironic twist in killer whale encounter

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A research scientist has captured footage of killer whales roaming at the edges of Antarctica’s sea ice with one getting as close as possible.

Photographer’s insanely close encounter

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A young Australian photographer was lucky not to lose a hand when a massive Great White shark took an interest in him.

Fossilised ancient spiders found with glow eyes

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Ancient killer spiders that were wiped out 100 million years ago have been found underwater in South Korea with their eyes still glowing.

Man who fought, killed cougar unmasked

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He killed a mountain lion with his bare hands after it attacked him, now the man seized upon by the wild animal has revealed how he miraculously survived.

Grisly mystery of strange wild ‘beast’

Grisly mystery of the murderous 'Tantanoola Tiger'

Locals thought a wild beast was skinning their livestock alive — but it turns out the truth was much more terrifying.

Rare black leopard caught on camera

**PLEASE NOTE MANDATORY BYLINE** PIC BY Will Burrad-Lucas / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED the black panther) A rare black panther has emerged to find its prey as it lurks under the African nights sky. Will Burrad-Lucas, 35, from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, took the phenomenal photos at Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Kenya, last month. The wildlife photographer took the images using a Camtraptions Camera Trap - a camera which has a motion sensor to detect when something is there. The high quality system made it possible to see the majestic black panther, despite it being dark. SEE CATERS COPY

A photographer has managed to snap a photo of a black leopard, the first time the elusive animal has been spotted in 100 years.

Devastated Aussies to dig mass graves

Facebook image from Rae Stretton of dead cattle from flood water at Eddington Station near Julia Creek.

They’ve been hit by the worst flood in a generation and now ruined farmers are in a race against time to stop disease and vermin.

Stoner doubts himself after finding tiger

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A man who entered an abandoned house to smoke pot thought he was hallucinating after he found a female tiger in a cage.

Scary finding amid new extinction event

This artist's concept obtained October 30, 2018 courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle shows Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone. - After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets, NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA has decided on October 30, 2018 to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 planet discoveries from outside our solar system, many of which could be promising places for life. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle / NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech / AFP)

A global review of research looking at insect populations has led scientists to warn about worrying consequences for “the survival of mankind”.

Chimps make daring zoo escape

This undated image provided by Chimp Haven, Inc. shows Brent, a chimpanzee at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La. The 37-year-old chimpanzee who paints with his tongue has won $10,000 for a sanctuary in northwest Louisiana, as the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States. Brent was unavailable for comment. Chimp Haven president Kathy Willis-Spratz says the money will go toward construction to prepare the sanctuary in Keithville for chimpanzees being retired from a lab in New Iberia. (AP Photo/Chimp Haven, Inc.)

Chimpanzees at a Belfast zoo have shown why they’re smarter than most of us after a crafty group of primates figured out an ingenious way to break out of their enclosure.

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