Yes Niles, but are you really happy?
Molly Glassey/Staff dog
Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
Things don’t always go according to plan.
More than half of vets consider a change of job, despite considerable financial, emotional and intellectual investment.
A protester holds a placard at an Adelaide rally against live export.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
Kangaroos probably don’t enjoy social media photos as much as we do.
Here's some advice on taking selfies with wild animals: don't. It's not fun for the animal, and can have serious knock-on effects for their health. And you could be injured (or worse).
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
Eyes in the sky: drone footage is becoming a vital tool for monitoring ecosystems.
Deakin Marine Mapping Group
Ecology is in the midst of a technological revolution. From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world.
The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
The male cardinal tenderly feeding his mate is just one example of the hard work wild animals undertake in springtime. That work often benefits humans.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here's how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
A pelagic snail ensnares food with with a mucous web.
Linda Ianniello https://lindaiphotography.com
Biologists are finding new evidence that these ocean invertebrate grazers don't just ingest whatever they catch. They can actually be picky eaters – and their choices might influence ocean food webs.
Young southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus obesulus), an endangered marsupial species living in outer Melbourne.
Endangered bandicoots have been found in the outskirts of Melbourne.
There's plenty of evidence that modern swill-feeding would be safe, sustainable, and popular.
Whoosa vicious helpful predator? You are! Yes you are!
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
Great tit takes off.
City living isn't for everyone, but certain birds can prosper in the environment.
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
Dogs don’t follow the rules on larger animals living longer.
Cindy Zhi/The Conversation NY-BD-CC
Dogs don't follow the rules on larger animals living longer. A 70kg Great Dane is lucky to reach seven years, but a 4kg Chihuahua can live for 10 years or more.
A shepherd with his flock in the Netherlands.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
A boobook enjoys its vantage point, courtesy of humans.
From falcons that hunt by the light of skyscrapers, to bears that sit in wait at weirs, animals are using human structures to help them catch a meal.
Ocelot of trouble.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
The echidna has a four-headed penis.
The competition to father young is often most intense behind the scenes.