Family of beloved kangaroos hopping around a golf course is saved from being culled after 80 angry residents stood in front of armed hunters paid to shoot them

Family of beloved kangaroos hopping around a golf course is saved from being culled after 80 angry residents stood in front of armed hunters paid to shoot them

Beloved kangaroos hopping around a golf course have been saved from being shot dead after members stood between the animals and armed hunters. Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne’s north-east advised neighbours earlier this week that it was in their ‘best interests not to be out after dark’ as it was going to shoot […]

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Petition: Kangaroo Protection Act Introduced in Congress: No More Killing Kangaroos for Athletic Shoes

Petition: Kangaroo Protection Act Introduced in Congress: No More Killing Kangaroos for Athletic Shoes

Lawmakers are taking a stand against harming kangaroos! Salud Carbajal, D-Calif., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., two United States representatives, introduced the Kangaroo Protection Act in February. The act would ban the sale of kangaroo body parts. Nike, Adidas, Puma, and other companies trade in kangaroo skins to manufacture soccer shoes and cleats. Second to the […]

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Wombats’ deadly bums: how they use their ‘skull-crushing’ rumps to fight, play and flirt

Wombats’ deadly bums: how they use their ‘skull-crushing’ rumps to fight, play and flirt

Australia is known for its strange and deadly wildlife, with plenty of attention given to venomous snakes and bird-eating spiders. But it seems one terrifying aspect of outback fauna has been thoroughly ignored: the wombat’s deadly bum. The rump of the wombat is hard as rock, used for defence, burrowing, bonding, mating and possibly violently […]

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Koalas Face Extinction in Next 30 Years Without Urgent Intervention, Report Warns

Koalas Face Extinction in Next 30 Years Without Urgent Intervention, Report Warns

Koala populations across parts of Australia are on track to become extinct before 2050 unless “urgent government intervention” occurs, warns a year-long inquiry into Australia’s “most loved animal.” The report published by the Parliament of New South Wales (NSW) paints a “stark and depressing snapshot” of koalas in Australia’s southeastern state. “Even before the devastating […]

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What is a Tasmanian devil? Candid Animal Cam meets the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world

What is a Tasmanian devil? Candid Animal Cam meets the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world

Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world: the Tasmanian devil. Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) used to live in Australia but now they can only be found in the island state of Tasmania, […]

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Slaughter of the kangaroos: Dozens of mangled carcasses are found rotting at a holiday hot spot as locals fear there is a ‘psychopath on the loose’

Slaughter of the kangaroos: Dozens of mangled carcasses are found rotting at a holiday hot spot as locals fear there is a ‘psychopath on the loose’

Dozens of mangled kangaroo carcasses have turned up rotting in a field after being shot, decapitated and disemboweled, sparking fears a psychopath is to blame. Residents in Dunkeld, 260km west of Melbourne claim they found around 40 dead marsupials across two night-time killing sprees on November 21 and December 3. Heads, tails, paws and entrails […]

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More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos will be shot for pet food in the south-west under a new, permanent program that starts today. Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg Shires are included in the seven “harvest zones” identified by the state government as areas with ‘significant’ kangaroo numbers. An allocated number of marsupials, 1,865 in the Otway […]

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