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The Australian Housing Crisis: Possum Edition

Just like Australians looking to get into the property market, possums are facing their own unique housing problems. Possums rely on large tree-hollows to make their homes, but these hollows can take over 100 years to form.  Combine this with … Continue reading

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Look out Harry – invisibility cloaks don’t work on Tassie devils anymore

Or at least, not on six very important Tasmanian devils. A study published in Biology Letters last October studied 52 wild devils, and found six who possessed never-before-seen antibodies against the deadly devil facial tumour disease, or DFTD for short. … Continue reading

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On the prowl: tigers in distress

Its 3:30pm and dinner time for the big cats. The crowd begins to gather outside the glass and inside you can see the tigers pacing back and forth, tails twitching. The heads of the crowd move as one; mesmerized by … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Why the common wombat could become the not-so-common wombat

One of Australia’s most iconic native animals is now under threat, and only you can fix it. A recent study by Sydney scientists has concluded that the biggest threat to the common wombat is road traffic, and this, in addition … Continue reading

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