Wombat teeth don’t stop growing, which has posed a problem for this captive wombat who’s been skipping her healthy foods.
Eight native birds have been released into the wild after being bred at two zoos under a program to bolster the endangered species’ declining population.
With a luxurious coat of fur that resembles the colour of fresh hot chocolate, the chocolate wattled bat is one cute critter.
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The cover of Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart features ‘Deinosuchus & Albertosaurus’ by Raul Martin (2009). Find the book at www.titanbooks.com.
Gallimimus bullatus & Tarbosaurus bataar by John Conway (2010). Mongolian species of the Late Cretaceous.
‘Albertosaurus and lambeosaurs under asteroid’ by John Sibbick. Albertosaurus shadows a group of Lambeosaurus, as the asteroid that ushered in the the Late Cretaceous extinction (66 million years ago) approaches in an early morning sky.
‘Sinusonasus fighting’ by Luis Rey (2007). Sinusonasus is an Early Cretaceous dinosaur which lived in Liaoning, China, around 125 million years ago.
‘Pteranodons and plesiosaurs’ by Doug Henderson (2000). Pteranodons, large flying reptiles, glide on air currents created by waves of a warm Cretaceous sea in what is today Montana, as several species of plesiosaurs ride within the rolling water.
‘Gigantoraptor nesting ground’ by Luis Rey (2008). Gigantoraptors defends their nestlings against a marauding Alectrosaurus.
Icarosaurus siefkeri by Julius Csotonyi (2008). A brightly coloured rendition of an unsual gliding reptile from the Late Triassic, 228 million years ago.
‘Waterspout victim’ by Robert Nicholls (2011). Caught in a waterspout, an adult Mosasaurus is dumped unceremoniously in coastal woodlands.
‘Cretaceous Blue Moon’ by Robert Nicholls (2013). This new artwork has not been published before and has been provided exclusively to Australian Geographic. It depicts a group of Elasmosaurus being illuminated by bioluminescent blue plankton.
Karosuchus saharicus by Todd Marshall (2009). The ‘boar croc’ of Late Cretaceous Niger, around 93 million years ago.
Gigantoraptor erlianensis by Raul Martin (2009). A large feathered dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Mongolia around 70 million years ago.
‘South American mammals’ by Mauricio Anton. A selection of Ice Age giants including giant ground sloth, sabre-toothed cat, giant armadillo and cave bear.
‘Scelidosaurus in flood’ by John Sibbick. Scelidosaurus, which lived in the Late Jurassic 200 to 183 million years ago, was discovered in Dorset in Southern England in 1858.
‘Mammoths and saber-toothed cats, Ice Age North America’ by Mauricio Anton. A pride of Smilodon fatalis attack a herd of Mammuthus columbi.
‘Campanian Montana landscape’ by Julius Csotonyi (2008). A Montana forest of the Late Cretaceous period. Species are (L-R): Gorgosaurus, Edmontia, Brachylophosaurus, Stegoceras, Chasmosaurus and Stryacosaurus.
‘Aucasaurus attacking titanosaur nests’ by John Sibbick (2003). During the Late Cretaceous 85 million years ago Aucasaurus attacks a group of startled nesting titanosaurs in Argentina.
‘Bait ball’ by Robert Nicholls (2008): A bait ball of of Thrissops is attacked by a trio of young ichthyosaurs. Squid-like belemnites and ammonites flee the scene.
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This beautifully illustrated large-format calendar features 12 works of art by one of Australia’s finest wildlife artists, James Hough.