Animal expert shares advice for dealing with aggressive rams

An animal behaviourist has warned people to be “really careful” during the breeding season after a ram was found in a paddock with a deceased elderly couple in West Auckland yesterday. Yesterday morning a retired couple in their 80s were found deceased in a paddock at their rural property on Anzac Valley Rd in Waitākere. […]

Greyhound race going ahead is ‘disappointing’

An animal welfare group says it is disappointing Auckland Council is allowing the Silver Collar greyhound race to go ahead at the Manukau Sports Bowl today. The race comes less than a month after the release of a damning report by the Racing Integrity Board, commissioned by the government, which found the industry was unviable […]

Pet expo draws animal lovers aplenty but rescues have a warning

Thousands of Aucklanders have flocked to this year’s Pet Expo, some hoping to find a new family member to take home. But there are concerns Kiwis are finding pets too expensive, which is putting extra pressure on animal shelters. From bunnies to birds, all the animals a family could want are on display at the […]

Auckland Zoo’s century filled with odd tales, exotic animals and conservation

By Ryan Anderson of Siamang at Auckland Zoo in 2020. Photo: Auckland Zoo From chimpanzee tea parties to a giant panda visit, Auckland Zoo has enjoyed a colourful century since it was founded in 1922. Ryan Anderson reports. As 1922 drew to a close, a jungle came to life in the middle of Auckland. The […]

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