Animals

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What do birds do with their spare time?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

04, Dec, 2022 @2:01 PM

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A day at the beach: ‘I’m screaming through my snorkel … I didn’t think I’d ever get to see one’
Marine biologist Jacinta Shackleton was snorkelling on holiday when she had the sighting of a lifetime, a rare and beautiful blanket octopus

As told to Katie Cunningham

04, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘For some it’s feed your kids or your dog’: Britons turn to pet food banks
Blue Cross pet food bank in Grimsby is facing growing demand as people struggle to afford to feed their animals

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

04, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Tributes for Brisbane meter reader mauled to death by dogs
Downer Group marks ‘tragic loss’ after Kane Minion, 42, died at a Greenbank property with serious injuries from a dog attack

Joe Hinchliffe

04, Dec, 2022 @2:11 AM

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How a landmark bill and a small patch of land could save Florida’s panthers
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3bn annually for wildlife and could speed up completion of a crucial wildlife corridor in one US state

Richard Luscombe

03, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Spoonbills rebound as UK farmers bolster tree cover and wetlands
Once common in England and Wales, the species was hunted to local extinction about 300 years ago

Helena Horton Environment reporter

03, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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World’s oldest recorded tortoise prepares for 190th birthday party
Jonathan, Seychelles giant tortoise given to Saint Helena in 1882, is also oldest known living land animal

Nicola Davis

02, Dec, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Today’s life hack – how to eat a cane toad | First Dog on the Moon
Today we are preparing Queensland’s national dish – one of my favourite cane toad recipes

First Dog on the Moon

02, Dec, 2022 @4:24 AM

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Lost and found: twitchers delight at sweet song of the black-browed babbler
Since the bird was ‘rediscovered’ by accident in Borneo in 2020, ornithologists have returned to study the melodious species last documented more than 170 years ago

Graeme Green

01, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Nature calls! We’re looking for children to write for the Guardian
Young Country Diary is back, and taking pieces from children about the natural world in winter

Guardian community team

01, Dec, 2022 @8:18 AM

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Country diary: Anxiously checking the colour of my yow’s bottoms | Andrea Meanwell
Tebay, Cumbria: For an upland farmer, the long haul until springtime begins now. But one task is of utmost importance

Andrea Meanwell

01, Dec, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Roar footage: Taronga zoo releases video of lions escaping from their Sydney enclosure
Zoo says investigation into ‘lion incident’ continues with specialist forensic engineer examining failure of ‘complex mesh fencing system’

Mostafa Rachwani

01, Dec, 2022 @4:00 AM

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