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Get ready for some cute puppies! Students in New South Wales are taking part in what could be one of the best school activities ever. Their job is to teach Labrador puppies some important skills before they go off for Guide Dog training.

Get ready for some cute puppies! Students in New South Wales are taking part in what could be one of the best school activities ever. Their job is to teach Labrador puppies some important skills before they go off for Guide Dog training.

Australian scientists are trying to save a unique marine species called the Weedy Sea Dragon. There are worries the creatures are now endangered. But to confirm that, researchers need help from citizen scientists and some amazing facial recognition software.

Australian scientists are trying to save a unique marine species called the Weedy Sea Dragon. There are worries the creatures are now endangered. But to confirm that, researchers need help from citizen scientists and some amazing facial recognition software.

Recently hundreds of whales became stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Some were able to reach safety. Others sadly died when they couldn't get back into deeper water. But it raises the question why do some of the biggest, smartest creatures in the ocean always end up beached on the shore?

Recently hundreds of whales became stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Some were able to reach safety. Others sadly died when they couldn't get back into deeper water. But it raises the question why do some of the biggest, smartest creatures in the ocean always end up beached on the shore?

It's now spring in Australia when trees turn green and the weather finally warms…

It's now spring in Australia when trees turn green and the weather finally warms…

New South Wales has announced that it wants to ban greyhound racing. It says too many trainers have been shown to use cruel practices to train their animals. But some people argue a ban isn't the way to go. Take a look.

New South Wales has announced that it wants to ban greyhound racing. It says too many trainers have been shown to use cruel practices to train their animals. But some people argue a ban isn't the way to go. Take a look.

When was the last time you saw an air-conditioned eucalyptus tree? Yeah, unfortunately koalas don't have all the creature comforts we do which is why many koalas struggle when the temperature rises. James went to meet some, and the lady in charge of looking after them.

Koalas struggle when the temperature rises. James went to meet some, and the lady in charge of looking after them.

In the dog world, becoming a guide dog for people with a vision impairment would have to be pretty sought-after gig. But did you know there are other careers out there that puppies can aim for too? Mack found out more.

In the dog world, becoming a guide dog for people with a vision impairment would have to be pretty sought-after gig. But did you know there are other careers out there that puppies can aim for too? Mack found out more.

Now heaps of Australian households have cats. They're the second most popular pet in this country behind dogs. But while they might be great companions for us, they're also a huge danger to small native animals if they are allowed to roam free. So one Australian city is looking at requiring all cat owners to lock them up. Tash has more.

Now heaps of Australian households have cats. They're the second most popular pet in this country behind dogs. But while they might be great companions for us, they're also a huge danger to small native animals if they are allowed to roam free. So one Australian city is looking at requiring all cat owners to lock them up. Tash has more.

Now for a lot of kids around Australia exams are just around the corner. It can be an incredibly stressful time. So one school in Canberra has come up with a unique way to help its students relax. Kittens!

One Canberra school invites a local kitten rescue to bring cats into the classroom in a bid to mitigate pre-exam anxiety.

Many kids have pet dogs or cats. But 14-year old Anna has pet camels. They're not only her best friends she's also training them to race. Anna herself tells us how and why.

Many kids have pet dogs or cats. But old Anna has pet camels. They're not only her best friends she's also training them to race. Anna herself tells us how and why.


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