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The world wants to eat more octopus. Is farming them ethical? loading...
The world wants to eat more octopus. Is farming them ethical?
Both highly intelligent and a culinary delicacy, the animals are at the centre of a controversy that pits the conservation of wild octopuses against the ethics of mass-breeding them.
New York City has a turtle problem loading...
New York City has a turtle problem
Abandoned pets are wreaking havoc on city parks.
How did this rare pink manta get its colour? loading...
How did this rare pink manta get its colour?
Spotted recently off the Great Barrier Reef, the little-seen fish's rosy hue is not due to infection or diet, scientists say.
Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’ loading...
Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’
Loss of the vital pollinators, due in part to temperature extremes and fluctuations, could have dire consequences for ecosystems and agriculture
Earthquakes can make it harder for whales to find food, first-ever study says loading...
Earthquakes can make it harder for whales to find food, first-ever study says
In 2016, a major earthquake wiped out whole animal communities, sending impacts reverberating up the food chain.
More Chinese push to end wildlife markets as WHO declares coronavirus emergency loading...
More Chinese push to end wildlife markets as WHO declares coronavirus emergency
Media coverage of China's wildlife markets sends the message that they’re hugely popular. In reality, many Chinese can’t relate.
These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly loading...
These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly
Four new species of this colourful yet overlooked group of reef dwellers have been found since 2008, a new study says.
60 Hours On Burning Kangaroo Island loading...
60 Hours On Burning Kangaroo Island
Our reporter describes the ongoing catastrophe of record bushfires on Australia's wildlife.
10 New Birds Discovered In Lost World loading...
10 New Birds Discovered In Lost World
A record-breaking expedition to three, little-explored Indonesian islands has revealed new species and subspecies of songbirds.
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct loading...
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct
Native to China’s Yangtze River, these fish grew seven metres in length, but haven’t been spotted since 2003.
What’s The Difference Between A Poisonous And Venomous Animal? loading...
What’s The Difference Between A Poisonous And Venomous Animal?
It's easy to get confused by how snakes, spiders, and other toxic creatures deliver their chemical weaponry. Here's what you should know.
Flying Foxes Are Dying En Masse In Australia’s Extreme Heat loading...
Flying Foxes Are Dying En Masse In Australia’s Extreme Heat
In three days before Christmas, thousands of the mammals died in 43-degree heat in one Melbourne park.

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