Birthday celebrations are in order, as a Northland duck - aptly named Donald - turned 25 years old on Saturday. Donald's owner, Shane O'Leary, believes Donald could possibly be the oldest in the world.
Pekin and Indian runner crossbreed Donald was rescued as a ducking from a flood on December 7, 1994, in Hukerenui. A duck's average life expectancy ranges from five to 12 years, however Donald is showing no signs of slowing down. His favourite activities are swimming and diving in his pond.
How old has your oldest pet lived to be? Let us know in the comments (photos allowed and encouraged)!
The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?
26.2% Yes, the $300 fine helps26.2% Complete
7.1% Yes, owners better understand the risks7.1% Complete
61.9% No, I still see dogs in hot cars61.9% Complete
4.8% Other (please say what in the comments below)4.8% Complete
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