It is estimated over 5000 Cape Fur seal foetuses have been aborted in recent months, and more than 350 adult and juvenile seals have died.
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: The animal abuse, which led to the death of the cat and her four unborn kittens, has prompted widespread calls for stronger animal cruelty laws.
A group of surfers have sounded the alarm on a potential environmental catastrophe, but extensive testing has failed to uncover the cause of the toxic disaster.
The animal sanctuary is now under investigation, with 47 wolf-hybrids being removed from the property after the attack involving the two-year-old girl.
A holidaying school teacher wading in shallow waters at a Far North Queensland beach was rushed to hospital with a large stingray barb impaled in his leg.
A council worker thought he was going to collect a dead animal from a Queensland canal – but was surprised by what he found.