Animal welfare activists confront puppy farm accused outside Werribee Magistrates Court.
Intensified farming practices to meet the growing demand for milk are pushing dairy cows to "exhaustion" and exacerbating welfare problems such as mastitis and lameness, animal activists claim.
Gleaming green frogs barely larger than a child's hand are set to be a major winner as the Clyde decommissioned crude oil refinery shrinks.
AS word spreads that the largest continual flight raptor rehabilitation aviary in the southern hemisphere is in the Southern Highlands, raptor rehabilitator Peggy McDonald has been incredibly busy.
Footage has emerged of a former Australian cricketer being flung off her bike and colliding with a kangaroo in Canberra on Monday afternoon
Mum and dad take turns incubating these eggs by placing them on their feet and rolling their stomachs over them to keep warm.
A two-metre Eastern brown snake, dubbed the largest of its kind in the world, has found a new home at the Australian Reptile Park after being caught in a suburban backyard.
It has up to 47 rows of teeth, grows to lengths of two metres and is mostly found in ocean depths below 400 metres - or in a Taiwanese fish market.
The exact location of 40 Australian sharks will soon be able to be monitored online at any time of the day thanks to technology that will be attached to sharks as part of expeditions being carried out by an American outfit currently in Australia for the first time.
The Abbott government has been accused of backing away from its international obligations on animal conservation after it declared it would opt out of protecting five shark species.