Fighting the fossil miners
The Detail today looks at why an Australian/Malaysian company wants to turn 23 million year old fossils into animal food - and how far down the track its plans are.
Jungle School: Meryl and the macaque
In this episode of Orangutan Jungle School we meet Meryl. She’s like that beautiful girl we all envied at school.
Jungle School: Mema and the termites
In this episode of Orangutan Jungle School we meet Mema. She is a darling little two year-old nursery school student.
A female longfin eel’s epic migration
A female longfin eel which could be up to 100 years old makes the journey on Banks Peninsula to the place where she will mate and die.
Cod vs starfish in pāua showdown
Starfish pry paua carefully from the rocks, only to have them snatched away by marauding gangs of cod.
Mating and cannibalism among giant crabs
Giant spider crabs are ruthless - if the female is wounded during fighting, the male will eat her alive.
Ducklings’ death-defying drop
When it’s time for young paradise ducks to leave the nest, they do it in breathtaking style.
A glorious dolphin and gannet hunt
To the dolphins and gannets it’s simply meal time - but to a viewer, it’s poetry in motion.
Scorpion fish face-off for food
Two scorpion fish end up looking quite clownish as they scrap over a morsel of food.