Behind the fluffy faces of Instagram cat and dog fame, vets warn of an ugly reality

As more animals crowd social media the pressure for them to stand out is intensifying, but a growing number of vets and animal welfare groups argue this trend is promoting the adoration of inbred and deformed animals with health problems.

Zoo’s dark history a tale of massacre, tragedy and drunk elephant handlers

The ABC's Malcolm Sutton takes us on a fictional tour through the Adelaide Zoo's dark and turbulent past, a sometimes sickening account of violence and tragedy and a snapshot of redundant practices etched into its history.