Pets

Seal returned to natural habitat after rescue from Sydeny storm

Less than two weeks after being rescued when much of the NSW east coast was hit by wild storms last month, an 18-month-old long-nosed fur seal has been released back into the wild outside Sydney heads. The young seal, named ‘Elvis’, was found June 17 exhuasted and malnourished on South Curl Curl Beach in Sydney’s north before being taken to ...

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Five Australian wonder dogs

Two sniffer dogs could be the next big thing in environmental circles after they were trained to find endangered northern and spotted-tail quolls by scent. Usually, ecologists would search for the elusive animals on foot, without dogs, using visual observation and camera trapping — and hundreds of hours of recording could result in just seconds of useful footage. But researchers ...

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