The decline of Tasmanian devils is having an unusual knock-on effect: animal carcasses would once have been gobbled up in short order by devils are now taking many days longer to disappear.
Australia’s threatened bird populations have dropped by more than half in the last few decades. But researchers hope a world-first data project can help save our birds that are at risk of extinction.
Whether seen in flocks resembling large green tornadoes in central Australia, or in your home as a family pet, budgies are Australia’s most ubiquitous bird.
Australia is home to seven species of lorikeet, of which the rainbow lorikeet is the best known.
From land to sea, Australia provides the perfect habitat for some bizarre-looking slugs.