Taronga zoo lyrebird perfectly mimics the ear-splitting wail of a crying baby

Taronga zoo lyrebird perfectly mimics the ear-splitting wail of a crying baby

From car horns to jackhammers to chainsaws, the superb lyrebird is famed for its ability to mimic a wide variety of sounds. And now, Echo, the resident lyrebird at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, has been captured mimicking a crying baby, complete with ear-splitting, tonsil rattling, screams. The seven-year-old male lyrebird’s impersonation might not provide the […]

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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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Australia’s pivot to plantations may be too late for nearly extinct parrots

Australia’s pivot to plantations may be too late for nearly extinct parrots

HOBART, Australia — A dividing line of marking tape separates a clearcut area from intact native forest in the Denison Range of Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state. An hour’s drive from the state capital, Hobart, the forest sits just outside the boundary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Na UNESCO site. The logged area is […]

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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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