SYDNEY - In the wild, spider monkeys restrict their daily protein intake in a similar way to humans in order to avoid obesity, suggesting common evolutionary origins.
SYDNEY - Qantas Airways took a Boeing 737 out of service after four pythons slithered out of their cage in the cargo hold during a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne, Australia’s largest carrier said Thursday.
SYDNEY - Researchers have stumbled upon a 37-year-old frog in New Zealand, making it one of the longest living frogs known to science.
SYDNEY - The 11 survivors from a pod of 80 whales that beached themselves near Margaret River on Australia’s west coast were pushed back out to sea Tuesday.
SYDNEY - The family of a five-year-old who went missing Sunday in far-north Queensland while out with his seven-year-old brother fears he may have been taken by a crocodile.
WELLINGTON - Henry, a tuatara reptile said to be 111 years old and a relic of the dinosaur age, has become a father for the first time, a newspaper reported Monday.
SYDNEY - Gourmets who who consume between 200 million and a billion pair of frog legs every year are already sounding the death knell of the species.
WELLINGTON - George, a Jack Russell terrier that died saving five children being attacked by pit bulls in New Zealand two years ago, is to get Britain’s highest award for animal bravery, a newspaper reported Thursday.