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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...

Jabirus

What do children do if they don’t have toys? They make them! Baby animals are just the same as human children in some respects. They play with what they have.

King Parrots

Bird names are a bit like the English language – a lumpy soup of broken rules, throwbacks, dialects and slang. Some birds are named for their appearance: Tawny Frogmouth, White-throated Needletail.