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About Koala Anzac

Anzac Origin of name: Two other male koalas in the area were named Tim Tam and Vegemite – both popular Australian foods. Anzac Biscuits are much loved, and he was first named on Anzac Day. How long known: We first met Anzac in 2007. We watched him take over the home...

About Koala Pat

Pat Origin of name: When we first met Pat as a joey, we weren’t sure if she was female or male. Pat suits both, and it sounded good with her mother's name: Smoky. How long known: Pat has been known to our researchers since January 2006. She was still a baby living...

About Koala Clancy

Clancy Origin of name: The day we first met Koala Clancy we were running a charity program for families with very ill children. One of the families had to leave their sick daughter in hospital as she was too ill to come. When Clancy popped his head out of the pouch,...

Sunset is the best time to see koalas

Sunset is the best time to see koalas. In summer, sunset is time for the mating ritual to begin! Koalas have a complex social life, with a lot of ritualised interaction. When a female koala becomes ready to mate she goes to the home range of the male of her choice....

Wild Top End tour ‘Trip of the Month’ on global adventure website

We are thrilled to announce that our 6 Day Wild Top End adventure trip to the Northern Territory has been selected as Unordinary​ ​Trip​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Month​ ​by global adventure specialists InfoHub.com. InfoHub.com is the #1 travel portal on the internet specializing...

A wildlife safari in Australia

Dust, open vehicle, binoculars, wildlife-filled floodplain:  Africa?    No,  Australia’s Northern Territory. I have come to love the African tradition of the Safari Drive. Its not just the wildlife you see – though that is the reason for doing it – its the experience...

Act Now : Stop Climate Change

Climate Change : act NOW to protect wildlife and jobs in tourism “If we wait for catastrophe to happen, as we are doing, it will be too late to act”.  Ian Dunlop on Climate Change, Sydney Morning Herald, 19th May 2017   Echidna Walkabout's Position Statement on...

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,...

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...

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.