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Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

New Facts about Whale Sharks: they recover quickly from wounds and may even regrow parts of their bodies; Big ships are hurting them, but Western Australia’s tour operators are helping; Globally endangered, but increasing at Ningaloo Reef; Male Whale Sharks grow fast when young, females grow bigger but more slowly; Whale Sharks give birth to live young, 300 at a time, but almost nothing is known about their breeding

Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Four days, 43 birders, 151 bird species, 3 boat trips, $1275+ for bushfire recovery, a truckload of fish & chips and quite a few bottles of wine… this was the second annual Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend over Labour Day Holiday, 5 – 9 March 2021. We were so busy!...

About Koala Mear

About Koala Mear

Mear Origin of name: Mear is named to honour the Mear balug clan of the Wathaurong/Wadawurrung tribe. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wathaurong .. Known since: We first met Mear in January 2012. .. How often seen: She was seen 7 times in 2012, 19 times in...

About Koala Waa

About Koala Waa

Waa Origin of name: Waa is the name for the Raven/Crow in Wathaurong/Wada wurrung .. Known since: He was first seen on 23 June 2020, so he must have been born around late December 2019. .. How often seen: He has been seen a lot in his first year: 14 times in 2020. .....

About Koala Balyang

About Koala Balyang

Balyang Origin of name: Balyang means Bat in the Wathaurong/Wada wurrung language. The word has also been used to name the township just north of the You Yangs: Balliang. .. Known since: He first emerged around 2 July 2020. If he was 6 months old at the time, he would...

Tourists: Did you know you planted trees in Australia?

Tourists: Did you know you planted trees in Australia?

social enterprise wildlife tour operator Echidna Walkabout runs popular wildlife tours for small groups of international and local travellers – all tours contribute financially to wildlife by planting trees & creating habitat. In 2020, our not for profit Koala Clancy Foundation planted 9000 trees for koalas on behalf of our tourists.

The latest news & amazing facts about Koalas

The latest news & amazing facts about Koalas

Latest new science and breakthroughs on koalas. Koalas drink stemflow – rain dripping down the trunk of a tree; koalas use ladder trees to make climbing easier; male koalas vocalise partly to avoid conflicts with other males; koalas use scattered paddock trees and can walk across open country; koalas use very young trees, as little as 2-4 years old.

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales

Amazing & Different Facts: Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae – the singing, dancing superstars of Australia’s coastline. But did you know they are brave heroes, loyal to their holiday spots, and no-one knows why they migrate? Here’s five different and amazing facts about them that you won’t find anywhere else.

Tourism Helps Western Australia’s Whale Sharks

Tourism Helps Western Australia’s Whale Sharks

MEDIA RELEASE 16 April 2021, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tourism Helps Western Australia’s Whale Sharks Around the world Whale Sharks are declining, but Ningaloo’s best practice tourism is helping this endangered species to thrive. Conservation Travel expert Janine Duffy...

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Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

Amazing new facts about Whale Sharks

New Facts about Whale Sharks: they recover quickly from wounds and may even regrow parts of their bodies; Big ships are hurting them, but Western Australia’s tour operators are helping; Globally endangered, but increasing at Ningaloo Reef; Male Whale Sharks grow fast when young, females grow bigger but more slowly; Whale Sharks give birth to live young, 300 at a time, but almost nothing is known about their breeding

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Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend March 2021

Four days, 43 birders, 151 bird species, 3 boat trips, $1275+ for bushfire recovery, a truckload of fish & chips and quite a few bottles of wine… this was the second annual Mallacoota Birders Big Weekend over Labour Day Holiday, 5 – 9 March 2021. We were so busy!...

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Cockatoos of the Grampians (Gariwerd)

Cockatoos of the Grampians (Gariwerd)

See up to 7 of Australia's 14 species of cockatoos in the Grampians (Gariwerd) More cockatoos live in Australia than anywhere else in the world and the Grampians Range (Gariwerd) is one of the best places to see them. Gariwerd is the Aboriginal name for the Grampians...

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About Koala Mear

About Koala Mear

Mear Origin of name: Mear is named to honour the Mear balug clan of the Wathaurong/Wadawurrung tribe. Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wathaurong .. Known since: We first met Mear in January 2012. .. How often seen: She was seen 7 times in 2012, 19 times in...

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About Koala Waa

About Koala Waa

Waa Origin of name: Waa is the name for the Raven/Crow in Wathaurong/Wada wurrung .. Known since: He was first seen on 23 June 2020, so he must have been born around late December 2019. .. How often seen: He has been seen a lot in his first year: 14 times in 2020. .....

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