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PARENTS SAVE SON, 7, AFTER FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER BITE

A boy bitten by a creature hiding in his fancy-dress costume was saved by his quick-thinking parents. Here’s what you need to know about our eight-legged friends. A seven-year-old boy...
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RHINO DNA IS PUTTING POACHERS IN JAIL

DNA evidence puts rhinoceros poachers and horn traffickers in jail. Poachers who slaughter rhinoceros for their horns and the traffickers who send them around the world, can be put behind...
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SNAKES THAT HUNT IN PACKS HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED

A study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban Boa, hunts in groups to improve their chances of catching prey. This...

URGENT RECALL OF WELL KNOWN DOG FOOD

  The manufacturer of Advance Dermacare dry dog food, Mars Petcare Australia, has voluntarily recalled the popular brand of dry dog food after a number of Victoria Police dogs came...
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WHAT TO DO WITH A DOG TERRIFIED OF THUNDERSTORMS

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CATS MAY PROTECT NEWBORN BABIES AGAINST ASTHMA

CATS MAY PROTECT NEWBORN BABIES AGAINST ASTHMA

Having a cat in the home may protect newborn babies from developing asthma and other respiratory conditions. Researchers believe this is because a gene is switched off when a...
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FLASHBACK TUESDAY – ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1961 one of the most remarkable rediscoveries in the animal world occurred in the foothills of the Victorian alps near Marysville to the north-east of...
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WHOPPING NUMBER OF KIDS AND PETS LEFT IN HOT CARS AND NEEDING TO BE...

With Australia sweltering through one of  its hottest weekends in years - this means inside our cars it’s going to be even hotter. New figures released by the Royal Automobile...

NEW ‘EXPLODING ANT’ SPECIES DISCOVERED

A new species of ‘exploding ant’ has been discovered, living in the remote rainforests of Borneo, Thailand and Malaysia. Minor workers of the new species, named Colobopsis explodens, can...
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COOPER THE CHIHUAHUA PRAISED FOR BRAVE, FINAL ACT TO PROTECT FAMILY

A courageous little chihuahua has been praised by his family for protecting them against an eastern brown snake, an act that would take his life. Gold Coast woman Evangline Lim...

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