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Cuckoos are cool. Weird birds in Australia.

Cuckoos are cool. They are that guy at the bar who doesn’t mind being alone. But when he sings, everyone listens. In the case of the Channel-billed Cuckoo, when he sings everyone listens – because it sounds completely ridiculous. Its loud and proud, but really...

Crocodiles are beautiful

“Primeval” “Chilling” “Deadly” These are the adjectives commonly used to describe crocodiles. But beautiful????   Let me explain. Last August cruising on the East Alligator River, that separates Kakadu from Arnhemland, a 3 metre female saltwater crocodile swam – no,...

Are koalas high? 5 biggest myths about koalas

Koalas are so cute they could be mythical creatures. Maybe that’s why there are many popular myths about them. Starting from the top – “are koalas high?” –  here are the five biggest myths: Myth 1: Koalas are drunk/high on eucalyptus This is my...

One Degree for Koalas #1degree4KC

There’s something you can do right now that will help save a koala’s life.   Go to your air-conditioner remote control and click the temperature button up once.  Or, if you’re using a heater right now, click the temperature button down once.  Easy, hey? This post is...

Welcome Swallows and the Mungo Woolshed

Mungo in late November is hot. By 11.30am walking outside is unattractive, no matter how captivating the big mob of Emus look in the heat shimmer. The historic rough-sawn bulk of the Mungo Woolshed promises relief, so I duck inside. Just above my head, a Welcome...

Wombats are not cute

Wombats are impressive. Wombats are powerful. Wombats are highly intelligent. They are good-looking, yes, but cute is far too diminutive a word for Australia’s most powerful native. One night at Cape Conran in far East Gippsland, Victoria, I travelled out alone in...

5 Amazing Facts about Koala Joeys

1. Baby koalas are called Joeys. All marsupial babies are called joeys – kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, tasmanian devils, possums & bilbys. The meaning/origin is unknown – it’s possibly just a diminutive used at that time for any small animal. Joey as a baby...