If you own a cat, you’re probably used to surreptitiously whisking a harried skink away from the paws of death, leaving a twitching tail behind as a sad consolation prize.
Becky Crew is a Sydney-based science communicator with a love for weird and wonderful animals. From strange behaviours and special adaptations to newly discovered species and the researchers who find them, her topics celebrate how alien yet relatable so many of the creatures that live amongst us can be.
This is the black robin of New Zealand, a formidable little nugget that has set new standards for how we save the world’s most endangered birds from the brink of extinction.
If you’re looking for a handsome bird, look no further than the black-breasted buzzard.
When you look at a mole cricket up close, there’s something about it that just doesn’t feel right.