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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# wildlife

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Watch this little elk do furious battle with a tricky fence
It’s hard out here for a lil’ elk.
Farmers warned not to start fires on their land
Thousands of acres of forestry has been burned in recent years.
Tortoises mating. Just watch it.
And stick with it til the end.
Watch: Starlings at it again with dazzling Galway murmuration
Everyday at 4pm in Lackagh.
Suspected burglar caught in the act by wildlife presenter's camera
The camera had been placed by presenter Simon King to capture urban wildlife.
Watch an eagle steal a camera, make its own film
Someone get this bird an Oscar.
Fota Wildlife Park celebrates birth of baby cheetah
It is the first baby cheetah to be born there in over five years and you can name him.
Your day needs this elephant/dog best friendship
They share a love of swimming! Bella the dog uses Bubbles the elephant as a diving board!
Meet the wildlife cameraman with the world's coolest job
Dough Allan has worked on shows such as Planet Earth, Blue Planet, and the Human Planet.
'Surfing dolphin' pic scoops prestigious award for Clare-based photographer
The spectacular bottlenose photo was taken in one of the most “intimidating” and “surf-heavy” spots on the Irish coast, the photographer says.
First 'Urban BioBlitz' to be held in Ireland tomorrow
Notebooks at the ready, as people are encouraged to catalogue the wildlife species in Limerick city and surrounding areas, tomorrow and Saturday.
Nature programme to be broadcast live from Glendalough Lakes tonight
The one hour programme will showcase the BioBlitz competition in action, an event where nature and wildlife enthusiasts attempt to record the most species of wildlife over a 24-hour period.
Let's all take a moment to be grateful that there are no snakes in Ireland
The actual size of this python a normal person encountered in their daily life in Florida is terrifying.
Ireland in breach of European convention over badger culling reports
The government has failed to submit any reports over the last ten years and the Council of Europe has now requested them as a “matter of urgency”.
Expansion at Fota Wildlife Park to create 10 jobs
A new animal care and conservation centre is to be built this year at the popular tourist destination.
Have you seen this newt?
The Irish Wildlife Trust is asking the public to keep an eye out for one of our few native amphibian species at local ponds.
Four tips to better understanding the fox
The Irish Wildlife Trust has issued recommendations to the public following reports on the wild animals in recent weeks.
White-tailed eagles found poisoned in Co Cork
Two eagles were found poisoned near Glengariff; one of them dead. It’s the twelfth white-tailed eagle to be poisoned since 2007.
Call to rid New Zealand of cats to protect native wildlife
A campaign to purge the country of cats has raised the hackles of feline lovers.
Experts name likely source of giant eyeball washed up in US
Remember the gruesome discovery we brought to you last week from a Florida beach? Read on to discover more about its most likely owner…
Meet the World Cup 2014 mascot, an 'environmentally important' armadillo
He’s no Goleo or Ciao but this as-yet-unnamed dude might grow on us.
Tiger escapes and kills keeper at German zoo
Zoo director shot and killed that animal involved in today’s fatal attack.
'Stupid teenager' mountain lion caught at US casino
The young animal was defeated by the revolving doors and captured by wildlife officers.
Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought
An exceptionally dry summer has depleted bears’ usual food supplies of berries and vegetation – pushing them further into residential areas.
GALLERY: Dublin Zoo welcomes a new baby giraffe
The female Rothschild calf was born three weeks ago – and is already taller than most people!
WATCH: Bears fight on Florida lawn
Residents say they don’t want to see the bears moved.
'Help I'm Stuck' Pic of the Day
Young raccoon was rescued from storm drain using soap and oil.
In photos: big cats enjoying a bath
Siberian tigers take a break from the heat with a cooling dip at Chinese zoo.
In pictures: pandas in training
*Note: There are real pandas in these photos, not just people dressed as pandas…
Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia
Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.
In pictures: whale shark displayed in Pakistan
Fishermen say that they found the 40-foot-long dead shark in the Arabian Sea near Karachi.
Face-To-Face Meeting Of The Day
Kepala the Sumatran tiger, this is Áine. Áine, Kepala.
NZ teams rush to clear oil from grounded ship before it breaks apart or sinks
Salvage crews were forced to stop their work for about a week because of severe weather and have a long way to go to clear all 1,400 tons of remaining fuel from the stricken vessel.
Oil spill spreads in New Zealand
People have been advised to stay away from the water after the oil spill spreads to a beach in New Zealand. Oil-covered wildlife have been rescued in the area.
Baby gorilla born at Dublin Zoo
The public are being asked for their suggestions in naming Dublin Zoo’s newest resident – a healthy baby girl gorilla.
Wild Atlantic salmon return to the Tolka River after 100 years
The return of the “King of Fish”, which only reproduces in clean water, to Dublin’s Tolka shows that efforts to reduce pollution in the waterway has been successful.
21-foot 'man-eating' crocodile caught in Philippines may be world's largest
The colossal croc weighs a tonne, literally, but was caught by villagers on Saturday and has quickly become an internet hit.
Rare photographs: Animals of the world's most remote jungles
Cameras hidden in camouflage have captured images of mammals living some of the most isolated tropical spots on the globe.
Escaped wild boar threaten New York farms
Up to 200 wild boar may be on the loose killing pets and attacking livestock, according to a US report.