Animal activist group PETA faces a backlash over tweets accusing Google of dangerously "fawning" over the late conservationist Steve Irwin, with the organisation accused of "dragging a beloved dead man's name through the mud" for publicity.
The ACT is currently considering legislation that would enshrine animal "sentience" in the law, which means for the first time an Australian jurisdiction will consider animals' feelings as well as their physical wellbeing in animal protection laws, writes Bronwyn Orr.
For three years, I tried, but life with our dog Mallee just didn't work out. The decision to rehome her involved guilt, shame and judgement, but it was the best thing to do.
The white lemuroid possum of Far North Queensland's tropical mountains doesn't sweat because it's never needed to cool its body before. Now harsher heatwaves are forcing it to higher elevations and it is at risk of becoming Australia's first animal to become extinct due to man-made climate change.
A small primary school is offering an alternative to the mainstream and its teachers say at the end of the day their students do not want to go home.
The problem with global conservation efforts, according to one expert, is its disregard for the world's poorest people. But some think a strategy at large in the Northern Territory could boost both environmental goals and livelihoods.
Park rangers try to identify the dingo responsible for biting a boy on Fraser Island over the weekend, as regular visitors complain tourists' behaviour is helping to lure the animals closer.
Coop the black labrador is trained to be emotionally bulletproof, helping more than 140 victims and witnesses of crime get through the often overwhelming court experience. Now the next generation of court dogs are on the way.
A 14-year-old boy wakes to the fright of his life when a hungry scrub python coils around his arm, sinking its teeth into his hand. His parents were forced to take action with a plastic platypus, using it to pry open its jaw.