Thirteen of 147 animals and birds removed from an overcrowded site in Banks have had to be euthanised.
Emma Kelly Pet owners are farewelling their furry and feathered babies in ways more akin to a human family member.
Kimberley Le Lievre Meet Julia Gillard - in feline form.
Michael Koziol, Kate Aubusson A lone fox's reign of terror in Sydney's northern beaches has come to an end, after rangers trapped and shot the predator early on Saturday morning.
Bridie Smith Science Editor If you think it's tough to break into the housing market in Melbourne, spare a thought for the state's Major Mitchell Cockatoos.
Kate Aubusson A lone fox has killed 26 fairy penguins in Sydney's northern beaches, threatening the endangered colony during breeding season.
Megan Levy One small bluebottle has caused panic on the shores of New Jersey.
Jeremiah Ganicoche It's not so much a field of dreams as a field of nightmares: A 10 kilometre floodplain infested with 25,000 tarantulas.
Bridie Smith A rare basking shark accidentally caught in the nets of a fishing trawler off Portland has had his body donated to science.
Inga Ting A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.