‘It leapt clean out of the water’: Eyewitness to horrific shark attack which put a 10-year-old in hospital recalls the terrifying moment the boy was ‘GRABBED’ from his fishing boat before his hero dad jumped into the water and saved him

‘It leapt clean out of the water’: Eyewitness to horrific shark attack which put a 10-year-old in hospital recalls the terrifying moment the boy was ‘GRABBED’ from his fishing boat before his hero dad jumped into the water and saved him

A 10-year-old boy was grabbed from a boat and mauled by a shark before his heroic dad jumped into the water to save him. The family was fishing on a six-metre vessel about 5km off the coast of Stanley, northwest Tasmania, on Friday afternoon when he was attacked. The boy suffered head, chest, and arm […]

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‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and constantly irritated. His eyes and ears were so affected he could barely see, hear or even smell. The nocturnal animal was out grazing […]

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Tasmanian devils rapidly evolving to resist contagious cancer, study finds

Within just a handful of generations, Tasmanian devils appear to have evolved resistance to an unusual contagious cancer that was widely expected to make the ill-tempered carnivorous marsupials extinct in the wild. The remarkable finding gives hope that the unique animals could survive the disease, which has already wiped out 80% of the animals in […]

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