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Inkosi, the giraffe, is having a ball crossing the Nullarbor, en route from Perth Zoo to Monarto Safari Park

While most eyes have today turned to Flemington for the 3,200-metre race that stops the nation, a quadruped of a different kind is on a cross-country trek over a considerably longer distance. Key points: Three-year-old giraffe Inkosi left Perth Zoo on Monday and is crossing the Nullarbor on a truck He is destined for Adelaide’s Monarto Safari Park, […]

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Rare endangered softshell baby turtle hatches at San Diego Wildlife Zoo – The Independent

Rare endangered softshell baby turtle hatches at San Diego Wildlife Zoo  The Independent San Diego Zoo welcomes 41 endangered turtle hatchlings after 20 years of waiting  Fox News Rare turtles born at San Diego Zoo, took their sweet time  KPBS Rare turtles breed at the San Diego Zoo  KCRA News View Full Coverage on Google News

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Dwarf shrimp latest addition to micro pet craze

Move over adorable puppies, there’s a new pet moving in on the lucrative companion market and attracting big dollars from keen owners. Key points: Dwarf shrimp grow to a length of 2cm and live for 1-2 years They feed on spinach and bloodworms They cost anywhere from a couple of dollars into the hundreds Aquarium freshwater […]

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What to Know About Ankle-Biter Mosquitoes – NBC Los Angeles

What to Know Aedes “ankle-biter” mosquitoes are to blame for your bug bite woes in SoCal. They will aggressively bite multiple times in one sitting, and will come out in the middle of the day — atypical SoCal mosquito behavior. While native mosquitoes need a large body of water, these can breed in a small […]

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Rabbits, guinea pigs go wild in Perth suburbs amid concerns numbers could get out of control

Abandoned rabbits and guinea pigs roaming free in some of Perth’s suburbs have been “breeding like rabbits” with the burden falling on volunteers to round them up before numbers get out of control.  Key points: Dozens of domestic rabbits and guinea pigs have been rescued from Perth suburbs in recent weeks Volunteers say people are dumping their […]

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Gibbons arrive at Wildlife HQ on Sunshine Coast for breeding program

Critically endangered primates could soon be singing a romantic duet after being paired up to strengthen their species’ chances of survival. Key points: A breeding pair of white-cheeked gibbons have arrived on the Sunshine Coast from Perth Carers hope Tao and Tian will mate and increase the gibbon population Ahead of mating, the two will […]

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Could a national livestock gene bank future-proof endangered farm animals?

In 2001, foot-and-mouth disease broke out among livestock in the United Kingdom. More than 6 million sheep and cattle were slaughtered and their carcasses incinerated on farms before the disease was brought under control. In the wake of the crisis, estimated to have cost approximately $14 billion, the UK bolstered its national livestock gene bank to […]

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Boat strike on whale filmed in WA as researchers urge people to steer clear of humpbacks

Boat users are being urged to maintain mandatory distances from humpback whales migrating north towards Western Australia’s Kimberley coast after footage revealed a small vessel hitting an animal at high speed. Key points: The warning follows the release of footage showing a vessel hitting a whale at high speed The Kimberley coastline is a key mating and calving […]

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Foot-and-mouth disease risk prompts cattle breeders to consider freezing sperm and eggs to protect bloodlines

The threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has prompted Australia’s $32 billion red meat sector to consider freezing cattle semen and eggs to use in future breeding programs to protect their bloodlines.   Key points: The red meat sector is considering mitigating the risk of an exotic disease incursion by freezing genetics FMD was found in Indonesia in May and […]

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