Snakes in a plane ground Qantas flights

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.

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Meet Mr Frog, age 37

SYDNEY - Researchers have stumbled upon a 37-year-old frog in New Zealand, making it one of the longest living frogs known to science.

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Missing 5-year-old may have been taken by crocodile

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.

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Gourmets’ fondness for frog legs sounds species’ death knell

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.

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Dolphins found using tools

SYDNEY - After monkeys were spotted cracking nuts with stones and birds were seen using sticks to trick termites out of their mounds, dolphins are the latest to join the ranks of tool using animals.

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