Category: Wildlife

Wildlife

Spotted tree frog

A deadly disease has spotted tree frog numbers on the decline, with populations occupying a total range of less than five square kilometres.

Wildlife

Back from the brink: Lord Howe Island stick insect

Once classified as extinct, the Lord Howe Island stick insect was rediscovered in 2001. While the wild population is still less than 40 – there have been significant successes in captive breeding. Click the image to scroll through the gallery, or swipe right to left if using a touchscreen device.

Wildlife

From extinct to 13,000 hatchlings

Once classified as extinct, the Lord Howe Island stick insect is now thriving in captive breeding – but more work is needed before they are no longer critically endangered.

Wildlife

VIDEO: Raising joeys

Every hour in Australia carers around the country are helping rear orphaned wildlife, from kangaroos to koalas, wombats to quolls.