Animals

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Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house
Charles Darley claims chair of trustees is not adhering to standards charity expects of public

Georgina Quach

20, Jan, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Muster Dogs: the new Australian reality show set to charm the world
In the ABC’s new miniseries, a litter of kelpie pups heads out to farmers across the country who have a year to turn them into working dogs

Alex McKinnon

20, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone
Team in Hampshire ties sausage to drone as ‘last resort’ to rescue Millie the jack russell from mudflats

Steven Morris

20, Jan, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Crow-plagued California city turns to lasers and boomboxes to clear the air
More than a thousand crows roost in Sunnyvale every night, ruffling locals’ feathers with caws and droppings

Maanvi Singh in Oakland

20, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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UK government puts animal welfare policies on pause
Delayed legislation includes ban on trophy hunting imports and stricter sentences for puppy thieves

Helena Horton

20, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I feel I’ve made a mark’: the man who built homes for 60,000 swifts
Retired salesman John Stimpson was so moved by the cries of birds unable to find nests, he decided to act. Now he has made enough boxes to house half the UK’s swifts

Phoebe Weston

20, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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‘Terrorising us’: bluebottles wash up on Australian beaches in ‘gobsmacking numbers’
There’s still much to learn about these ‘strange alien creatures’, but climate change likely to create ideal breeding conditions, expert says

Royce Kurmelovs

20, Jan, 2022 @4:51 AM

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‘Why? Is there a resemblance?’ Tarantula-killing worm named for actor Jeff Daniels
The Tarantobelus jeffdanielsi parasite kills tarantulas, just like Daniels did in the 1990 cult classic Arachnophobia

Gabrielle Canon

20, Jan, 2022 @2:38 AM

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Small gardens as vital as big ones for conserving bees, says study
Many urban gardens rich in pollinator-friendly plants and provide food all year round, find Bristol researchers

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

19, Jan, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists
‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss

Patrick Greenfield

19, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Hong Kong to kill thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11
Authorities call for animals to be surrendered for ‘disposal’ after traces of virus detected at pet shop

Helen Davidson in Taipei

18, Jan, 2022 @10:27 AM

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Who’s a clever dog? Scientists study secrets of canine cognition
Dogs can figure out some things that even chimps can’t. Our science correspondent puts her puppy retriever to the test

Nicola Davis

17, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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