A pleasant day out to a wildlife park reportedly turned sour when a visitor was accused of assaulting a man and threatening him with a knife – apparently because it was his turn to pat the koalas.
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Sunday 30 December 2012
The RSPCA has denied claims by one of its former inspectors that it kills more healthy animals than necessary. More than 3,400 animals were put down last year for non-medical reasons, the organisation said yesterday.
Friday 21 December 2012
As three-year-old Kyle Cumming slept peacefully in his Queensland home, a clutch of wild eggs he had discovered in his backyard were incubating in his wardrobe.
Monday 17 December 2012
David Cameron’s favourite fox hunt, and David Cameron's favourite huntsman, were both fined for illegal hunting today in a case which will embarrass the Prime Minister.
Saturday 08 December 2012
From art to sport, poetry to nature, travel to food, history to music: our writers select the best of the year’s books in a comprehensive guide to the highlights in every shade of the literary spectrum – except grey
Friday 07 December 2012
A lemur named after the fictional character Christian Grey from the best-selling book Fifty Shades Of Grey has met a love interest.
Sunday 02 December 2012
‘Am I the new David Attenborough? Those shoes will never be filled’
Thursday 22 November 2012
A wildlife park run by TV star Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband has been fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches.
Monday 19 November 2012
Britain's bird population has plummeted by 44 million in four decades, according to a study carried out with the help of volunteer ornithologists.
Sunday 18 November 2012
The UK's bird population has plummeted by 44 million in four decades, according to a study carried out with the help of volunteer ornithologists.
Saturday 17 November 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has operated on a modest budget in relative obscurity for nearly three decades. Then it won the lottery.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Thai authorities have seized a pickup truck full of deadly cobras at a checkpoint in the country's central region. They believe the snakes came from Malaysia and were destined for a third country for use in traditional medicine or human consumption.
TV star Anna Ryder Richardson sobs as husband admits safety breach which put a mother and child in hospital
Monday 12 November 2012
TV star Anna Ryder Richardson sobbed into her husband's chest today after he admitted serious health and safety breaches which put a mother and her young child in hospital.
Urgent action is needed to up UK's defences against plant diseases like fungus killing ash trees, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson
Friday 09 November 2012
Britain needs a radical rethink of its defences against emerging plant diseases brought in from abroad, such as the chalara fungus now threatening ash trees, the Environment Secretary, Owen Patterson, said.
Thursday 08 November 2012
One of Britain’s rarest and most elusive animals has been found in Wales, after a hunt lasting more than 40 years – the pine marten.
Friday 02 November 2012
Elizabeth Zach finds a deserted old town, lonely lakes and a poignant relic of the Second World War
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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