Although long dead, fossil skeletons provide an incredible window into the lifestyle and environment of a remarkable extinct animal.
Twenty-eight dibblers have been released onto Dirk Hartog Island, 730km north of Perth. The tiny marsupial – one of Australia’s rarest – once thrived on the island, until feral animals wiped them out.
Like a miniature kangaroo with bite, the kultarr is one of Australia’s most fascinating carnivorous marsupials.
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Social media made the quokka an internet sensation, but are things as happy as they should be for this much-loved little West Australian marsupial?
Scientists have found a population of the silver-headed antechinus in a Queensland forest, following Australia’s fires. The animal is a ‘suicidal reproducer.’
The crest-tailed mulgara was re-discovered in NSW in 2017, and now scientists have released 19 individuals into Sturt National Park as a first step in recovering the species.
The chihuahua of the Australian desert, the ningaui will mess you up if you so much as look at it the wrong way.
Marsupial lions lived on the Australian continent from about 24 million years ago up until the end of the Pleistocene era, about 30,000 years ago.
They may be well-loved for their distinctive calls and adorable fluffiness, but the rare yellow-bellied gliders future is precarious.