‘Together they make a fantastic pair’: Dingo pups take up residence at Taronga
Two five-month-old dingo pups, Kep Kep and Warada, are the newest residents at Taronga Zoo - and their keepers say they are as friendly as they look.
- by James Lemon
‘Fundamentally broken’: Biodiversity offset scheme needs overhaul, government report finds
The NSW upper house committee’s findings raise concerns the scheme is failing to deliver any meaningful protection for animals and habitats.
- by Laura Chung
This magnificent wetland was barren and bone-dry. Three years of rain brought it back to life
In 2019, the Macquarie Marshes were barren. Now, after record rains, waterbirds and frogs have returned in their thousands. See the difference.
- by Angus Dalton and Nick Moir
A sick turtle and a forgotten reef: The story that has become a social media sensation
Norfolk Island has a population of 2300. But the story of how it has rallied to save a young green turtle has attracted 10 million visitors to a Facebook page.
- by Julie Power
Save the song, save the species: Rescuing the sound of the Aussie bush
Taronga Zoo has revolutionised the way it raises the critically endangered regent honeyeaters, based on research that shows zoo-bred males sing differently from their wild counterparts, potentially slashing their chances to survive and breed.
- by Angus Dalton
Tooth marks and dorsal fins: Understanding Sydney’s dolphins
Researchers hope a new citizen science project will help them understand the needs and behaviours of the dolphins that frequent Sydney Harbour.
- by Billie Eder
The potential devastation facing the world’s only ‘pure’ Ligurian bee population
Kangaroo Island had been a sanctuary for Ligurian honeybees for more than a century when the 2019-20 bushfires hit. Will the varroa mite deliver a new sting?
- by Mark Dapin
Melbourne Zoo announces birth of baby elephant
Following a 22-month pregnancy, mother Dokkoon gave birth to the female Asian elephant calf, marking the first natural conception for the herd at the zoo.
- by James Dowling
Deep beneath the Pacific Ocean lies another potential pain point with China
As the world’s climate ambitions increase, so does the pressure to mine the world’s largest deposit of mineral-rich undersea rocks.
- by Jane Buncle
The search for extinct frogs starts in your home with your phone
They’re abundant in healthy ecosystems but are one of the most threatened animal groups on earth. Here’s what you can do to help.
- by Millie Muroi
No one in Victoria has heard this bird for almost 40 years. Have a listen
“The excitement went from zero to 100”: The rare white-bellied whipbird has been recorded in the state for the first time in decades.
- by Miki Perkins