Two teens bitten by a shark during an evening swim off Victoria’s Surf Coast fought back, with a former trauma nurse miraculously on hand.
Escapee pets are usually the biggest fears associated with leaving the back gate open. One family didn’t count on a cold-blooded visitor coming in.
Experts are predicting a mosquito boom in Australia following record rainfall. But just who do the nasty insects bite the most?
Two male penguins have reached a relationship milestone, celebrating their anniversary in appropriate style.
A heatwave has hit the dwindling population of penguins on Penguin Island, causing huge concerns for conservationists.
Queensland scientists have produced an extensive map of the state's seagrass meadows to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
A vet surgeon has been struck off the register after a series of dodgy acts, including a drug-fuelled weekend when she injected friends with a horse tranquilliser.
Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon says the government is on the cusp of purchasing property that will become protected areas.
Queenslanders are urged to cover up and prevent being bitten by mosquitoes as the peak season for a debilitating virus approaches.
The pitter-patter of not-so-small feet will soon be heard at Melbourne Zoo after the three Asian elephants become pregnant naturally.
A new conservation area spanning 30,000 hectares and home to more than 80 protected species has been declared near Lithgow in the NSW Blue Mountains.
An MP says it’s ‘shocking’ that a particular act intended to sexually gratify is still legal – and has vowed to change it.
A massive funnel-web spider with fangs that could puncture a fingernail has been reported amid a creepy-crawly surge.
The annual Aussie frog census is about to begin and scientists need everyone's help to record their unique calls.
A popular beach was closed after another shark was spotted circling in the waters where a local man was recently mauled to death.
A 60-year-old man has described how he fought off a crocodile attack while fishing on his property.
A woman’s dashcam footage has captured the shocking moment a dog takes a tumble from a moving ute onto a busy Queensland road.
A tourist has made a shocking discovery while walking along a popular beach.
Suspected dumped cooking oil leaching into Herdsman Lake has left pelicans cold, wet, starving and in need of rescuing – twice.
A herd of goats has been enlisted to help ahead of the bushfire season. Here’s how the surprise recruits will be put to work.
A plan to protect NSW koalas is expected to be unveiled ‘very soon’ as a state minister made a frank admission.
Two remote NSW properties with important threatened plant and animal species will be added to the state's national park estate to conserve important habitat.
WA Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson hopes the program will ‘safeguard’ the future of the species.
There are growing calls for hardware giant Bunnings to ban a product that has been a popular buy, especially in the past six months.
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