ASIDE FROM THE blue whale, which is thought to be the largest animal that has ever lived, many of today’s creatures are mere pygmies compared with what came before them in Earth’s prehistoric past. Australia’s first human inhabitants would have come face to face with some, such as Diprotodon, Megalania and Thylacoleo.
Here are the top 5 Aussie predators that can ruin your trip, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself victim.
After being struck by a car, Peta is regaining her strength to go back out to the wild.
From ’emu’ to ‘cockatoo’, fewer Aussie animal names have their origins in Aboriginal languages than most of us realise – but the trend is shifting.
For more than 20 years, volunteers led by Jenny Maclean have been helping flying-foxes afflicted by tick paralysis on the Atherton Tablelands.
On World Wildlife day, we celebrate our native animals
Spotting this duck-billed delight is a lottery, but dusk and dawn are a good bet.
It may look like its hiding its face out of embarrassment, but this crab has everything to be proud of
The ‘Saved’ photography competition encouraged people from around the world to submit images of national parks and protected areas, inspiring others to nurture these important natural spaces. The finalists had their images displayed as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress, held in Sydney in November. See some of the images here, and find all of the finalists and winners at www.wpcsaved.com.
These fish may seem like they fly, but they’re actually noisy grunters