Animals

Horse Racing from Melbourne to Mongolia

From the Melbourne Cup to the ancient Mongolian festival of Nadaam, horse racing has a long history deeply rooted in cultural identity. This heritage and societal association has made it difficult to implement changes that protect the welfare of animals and their riders.

Learning about Nature with Art

Disney Story Artist David G. Derrick Jr. leverages his craft to relate the needs and virtues of nature to children.

Painted Dog Supermom

Also known as the painted wolf, African Wild Dog and Cape Hunting Dog, the African Painted Dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa, Red-Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Explore Painted Dog Conservation to learn about threats to the dogs, their incredible social systems and pack life, and how different they are from any other dog on the planet (three to five million years of evolution separates them from the other canids like wolves and domestic dogs).

What Dogs Teach Us About Stress

We asked Perth's Dog Whisperer, Kathy McLeod to shed some light on how human habits and routines can affect our canine companions and what we can do about it—much of which can also help us through stressful times.

Protecting Pets from Poison

Hundreds of thousands of pets are poisoned every year. Unfortunately, when their owners take them to the vet, they don't know that what their pet ingested was bad for them.

Notes of a Young Naturalist

Young minds have much to contribute to the natural world. Instinctively curious and keen to learn, their enthusiasm for exploring, acumen for research and creative media (including photography, filmmaking, and podcasting) portends the future of conservation. As citizen scientists and aspiring naturalists, youth are making their mark as stewards of the wild.

WPY People’s Choice 2020

The public are invited to have their say in the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition by voting for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. This year features everything from hare balls and bat women to majestic mandrills.

Love Calls of the WILD

The Center for Biological Diversity offers 25 specially selected cell phone ringtones that include mating and other social calls along with hoots, chirps, growls and trills from animals across the planet.

A Sea of Stories: Behind the Lens and Beneath the Waves with Amanada Cotton

Underwater photographer, expedition leader and Women Divers Hall of Famer Amanda Cotton shares her favourite female-driven marine conservation stories.

Lost Companions: How important pet companions are to our wellbeing and how to deal with their loss during isolation

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of many bestselling books on animal emotions. His latest book, Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets (Murdoch Books RRP $29.99) released this month, confronts an emotive subject with empathy. A compassionate guide for navigating the sudden loss of an animal companion.

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