Dog attacks in NSW blamed on irresponsible breeders, COVID-19 lockdown

Dog attacks in NSW blamed on irresponsible breeders, COVID-19 lockdown

More than 1,000 dog attacks were reported across New South Wales in three months, with the high figure attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and irresponsible breeders. Key points: There were 1,150 dog attacks reported across NSW between April and June Blacktown local governman area had the highest number of attacks with 81 A dog behaviourist says COVID-19 lockdowns … Read more

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

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

While most eyes have on Tuesday 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 … Read more

Dwarf shrimp latest addition to micro pet craze

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 … Read more

Recreational fishers enjoy the ‘catch of their lives’ with Leslie Dam’s thriving Murray cod

Recreational fishers enjoy the ‘catch of their lives’ with Leslie Dam’s thriving Murray cod

Keen fishers are getting their “catch of a lifetime” at Warwick’s Leslie Dam as breeding efforts during the drought pave the way for “monster cod”. Key points: Leslie Dam recreational fishers are enjoying the catch of their lives with Murray cod measuring over a metre The fish stocking association says it shows their breeding program … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Disney’s “The Aristocats” inspires the names of cheetah cubs

Disney’s “The Aristocats” inspires the names of cheetah cubs

They may not paint, play the piano or sing like their namesakes, but Toulouse, Berlioz and Marie — the Toronto Zoo’s baby cheetahs, named for the kittens in the 1970 Disney classic “The Aristocats” — are just as cute and playful. The zoo recently announced the names of its recent residents, which were determined by … Read more

Mouse plague warning as numbers increase across eastern states and WA

Mouse plague warning as numbers increase across eastern states and WA

With the effects of last year’s mouse plague still fresh, farmers and rural communities are being warned to act now to avoid a spring rodent breeding boom. Key points: Expert says now is the time to bait for mice ahead of winter If mouse numbers can be controlled now, the breeding base for spring will be … Read more