The plight of the “Short-Ear.” A wild dog in trouble.

The plight of the “Short-Ear.” A wild dog in trouble

Whether famous or obscure, Earth’s wild creatures cannot hide from the hand of man. Scant months ago, more than a billion animals, including iconic kangaroos and cuddly koalas, perished in Australia’s calamitous bushfires, found by scientists to have been worsened by man-made climate change. Now, researchers say, one of Amazonia’s least-known species could be all […]

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Tribunal halts kangaroo cull

Tribunal halts kangaroo cull

The lives of nearly 1,500 kangaroos that roam the open spaces of Canberra have been spared after a tribunal sided with animal rights campaigners to halt a planned mass cull of the marsupials. The ACT civil and administrative tribunal ruling on Wednesday night provides a temporary reprieve for the eastern grey kangaroo population, pending a […]

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Northern Territory Road trip (Part III – Alice Springs to Devil’s Marbles)

Alice Springs – Wycliffe Well – Before heading out further afield we decided to spend a day in Alice Springs to visit the Desert Park to see the endangered Princess Parrot. While I don’t particularly like viewing wildlife in captive settings, the Desert Park has walk in aviaries that are more like spacious islands of […]

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