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Australia building world's first platypus sanctuary

Mar 03 2021

SYDNEY Australian conservationists on Wednesday unveiled plans to build the world's first refuge for the platypus, to promote breeding and rehabilitation as the duck-billed mammal faces extinction due to climate change. | Video

Sydney zoo's first baby koala in more than a year makes public debut

Feb 24 2021

SYDNEY The first koala joey born in more than a year at Sydney's Taronga Zoo has finally emerged from his mother's pouch, zoo officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Triumph the koala climbs and runs with prosthetic foot made by Australian dentist

Feb 22 2021

SYDNEY Triumph, a male koala born without a foot, has been climbing and running since he was fitted with a prosthetic one made by a neighbourhood dentist, an Australian wildlife carer said on Monday. | Video

Five arrested as Australia Day protests draw thousands

Jan 26 2021

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Five people were arrested in Sydney in largely peaceful Australia Day protests on Tuesday with thousands defying public health concerns and rallying across the nation against the mistreatment of the Indigenous people. | Video

Stolen but not silent: Indigenous Australians protest national celebrations

Jan 25 2021

SYDNEY As Australia prepares for its national day of festivities on Jan. 26, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney. | Video

Australian woman returns serve on tennis stars unhappy in quarantine

Jan 20 2021

SYDNEY Some of the world's top tennis players are criticizing Australia's strict hotel quarantine rules ahead of the Australian Open tournament next month, but entrepreneur Belinda Long is having none of it.

Christmas comes early for baby animals at Australian Reptile Park

Dec 23 2020

SYDNEY Christmas has come early for some animals celebrating their first Yuletide holiday at the Australian Reptile Park.

Australians head for the tills to spend away a year to forget

Dec 17 2020

SYDNEY Australians packed into shopping malls on Thursday to stock up on supplies for the Christmas holiday season, spending money that might usually go toward overseas travel and cheering an annual rite that was threatened by the new coronavirus.

Tasmanian Devils set paw on mainland Australia after 3,000 years

Oct 06 2020

SYDNEY The world's largest surviving marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian Devil, has been returned to the wild on Australia's mainland for the first time in 3,000 years. | Video

Abiding by COVID-19 curbs, Australian school kids protest in opposition to gas

Sep 25 2020

SYDNEY Thousands of Australian students on Friday protested to demand investment in renewable-energy projects, though COVID-19 restrictions confined the events to small gatherings and online activism.

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