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Elderly Koala Climbs Tough Tree

Elderly Koala Climbs Tough Tree

Koalas climb trees every day. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for them. Pat is an old female koala – she’s 15 years old, which would be equivalent to about 85 or 90 years for a human. She lives in the wild in the You Yangs, near Melbourne, and every day she has to...

Orchids of East Gippsland

Orchids of East Gippsland

East Gippsland, the eastern region of the state of Victoria Australia, is rich in wildflowers, particularly orchids. Over 200 species of orchid occur in less than 10% of the state – that’s over half Victoria’s total of around 360 orchids. Orchids are fascinating,...

Use your holidays to help Australian wildlife

Use your holidays to help Australian wildlife

by Janine Duffy Devastating bushfires in the Australian summer of 2019-2020 has changed everything for Australian wildlife. Maybe it's time for us to change too: to change the way we travel. This year, consider using your holidays to help animals. Following is a list...

5 Amazing Facts: Tawny Frogmouth Behaviour

5 Amazing Facts: Tawny Frogmouth Behaviour

Bird or branch? When we introduce travellers to their first Tawny Frogmouth there is a moment of disbelief. “Where?” they ask. “Right there, on the branch,” we reply. “All I can see is a branch.” “Yes, that branch is a bird.” The branch opens it’s eyes. “Oooohhhh!”...

Koalas are posh

Koalas are posh

The personality of koalas: Koalas are posh. Koalas have been in the news a lot lately, because they have been hit hard by climate change, bushfires, drought and cruelty. The pictures have been awful, and the reality maybe even worse. It is important...

Have fun, protect wildlife

Have fun, protect wildlife

by Jessica Toreto, Brazil Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild tour is an incredible opportunity to have fun, spend the day out in the bush, look for wildlife and, at the same time, protect nature. .. In the morning we looked for koalas. We were fortunate to see four of...

Bushfires 2020: What are we doing?

Bushfires 2020: What are we doing?

Since the fires began, Echidna Walkabout has dedicated many hours to planning, advocacy for koalas and advice to koala groups.  Co-owner Janine Duffy is currently volunteering full time on koala projects. .. Our not for profit, Koala Clancy Foundation is fundraising...

Cool As: Rock-Wallabies of Australia

Cool As: Rock-Wallabies of Australia

Rock Wallaby? What is a rock wallaby? A wallaby is a well known Australian animal, and a member of Australia’s national rugby team. Normally when you put the word rock in front of something it makes it harder and cooler. Rock climbing: Climbing, but harder. Rock...

Koala Future: Joeys of 2019

Koala Future: Joeys of 2019

Do koalas have a future in the wild? We think they do. In the You Yangs near Melbourne, a population of healthy wild koalas have been monitored for 14 years by Echidna Walkabout & Koala Clancy Foundation. The population is declining, but that is not because of the...

Night sounds of the Northern Territory

Night sounds of the Northern Territory

At night, the Northern Territory Top End is for listening. There’s a special tropical hum in the air – the wonderful sound of healthy insect populations, particularly crickets and katydids, that come to life after dark in the Top End. But there’s another sound, a...

New tour helps Aussie Tiger Quoll in far North Queensland

New tour helps Aussie Tiger Quoll in far North Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE  June 2020 The Tasmanian Tiger died out 80 years ago, but their cousin: the poorly-known Tiger Quoll, still survives in small numbers in far North Queensland. A new 4 day tour has been designed to help this threatened Aussie marsupial, by getting Aussies...

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A Rainforest Dove of Far North Queensland

A Rainforest Dove of Far North Queensland

High on a mossy branch, the bird watched me bumbling about on the rainforest track below. The light in a far North Queensland tropical rainforest is both brilliant and muted. You walk in near darkness, peering into shadows, to be dazzled by a beam of pure white...

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Wild animals of the Ningaloo beaches

Wild animals of the Ningaloo beaches

At first glance, the beaches of Ningaloo Western Australia look too clean. Sterile. The sand is so white you wonder if its already turned into marble. The water is the clearest turquoise glass. .. If there was an animal on that wild beach or in that water surely you’d...

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