Tasmanian devils wipe out thousands of penguins on tiny Australian island

Tasmanian devils wipe out thousands of penguins on tiny Australian island

An attempt to save the Tasmanian devil by shipping an “insurance population” to a tiny Australian island has come at a “catastrophic” cost to the birdlife there, including the complete elimination of little penguins, according to BirdLife Tasmania. Maria Island, a 116-square-kilometre island east of Tasmania, was home to 3,000 breeding pairs of little penguins […]

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Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

A Tasmanian golf club is set to begin culling wallabies and rabbits due to “excessive droppings” and “destruction” of the course’s greens, a move that has angered animal welfare advocates. The Greens Beach Golf Club in the state’s north has been granted a “crop protection permit” from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and […]

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‘It leapt clean out of the water’: Eyewitness to horrific shark attack which put a 10-year-old in hospital recalls the terrifying moment the boy was ‘GRABBED’ from his fishing boat before his hero dad jumped into the water and saved him

‘It leapt clean out of the water’: Eyewitness to horrific shark attack which put a 10-year-old in hospital recalls the terrifying moment the boy was ‘GRABBED’ from his fishing boat before his hero dad jumped into the water and saved him

A 10-year-old boy was grabbed from a boat and mauled by a shark before his heroic dad jumped into the water to save him. The family was fishing on a six-metre vessel about 5km off the coast of Stanley, northwest Tasmania, on Friday afternoon when he was attacked. The boy suffered head, chest, and arm […]

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‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and constantly irritated. His eyes and ears were so affected he could barely see, hear or even smell. The nocturnal animal was out grazing […]

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