Category animal news

PODCAST: It’s World Lion Day! Explorer Dereck Joubert shares his unique perspective on these amazing big cats

To celebrate World Lion Day, Emmy-winning film-maker and National Geographic explorer Dereck Joubert talks about his life with big cats. Listen to his intriguing stories now on the Wild Lives by Faunographic podcast

PODCAST ALERT! Welcome to Wild Lives by Faunographic

If you can’t drop everything to go see your favourite animals in the wild, this brand new podcast will bring them to you. We speak to naturalists, photographers and explorers to get up close to everything from tigers to sharks to curious cassowaries!

INTERVIEW: Cheetah expert Dr Laurie Marker’s big wins for big cats

  If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing a wild cheetah, you’ll understand Dr Laurie Marker’s lifelong obsession – there’s plenty to love about these intriguing (and mega photogenic) felines. They have a tough time coexisting with bigger predators like lions, hyenas and leopards – yet they can hit speeds of 120km/h and purr like domestic […]

NEWS: Australia’s first cat café opens in Melbourne 

Fancy a few petite paws with your coffee? A new café on Melbourne’s Queen Street is home to 11 cats you can play with while you eat/drink/get your merry on. The cats vary in age and live permanently at the café after being rescued from a local shelter, upping the warm-and-fuzzy factor. Cat cafes have […]

NEWS: Rhinos evacuated from South Africa’s biggest game park

If you’re in South Africa and happen to see a rhino dangling from a helicopter, pump your fist: it’s being flown to safety in a new government bid to outsmart poachers. Last year in Kruger National Park 606 rhinos were killed by poachers – a huge hit considering only 8400-9600 white rhinos live in the […]

NEWS: Four-legged bodyguards to protect endangered Aussies

Seven Maremma dogs are being trained to protect Eastern Barred Bandicoots in a new Zoos Victoria program. Since kicking off in the late 1980s, Melbourne Zoo’s successful bandicoot breeding program has released 650 of the marsupials into fenced-off areas in Hamilton, Mount Rothwell and Woodlands Historic Park. Now, the goal is to remove the fences […]

NEWS: Exactly where your cat goes when it disappears

  Take part in the Cat Tracker project and you’ll find out precisely where your feline goes on its adventures – and who it hangs out with – all in the name of serious research, natch. In a project developed by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, animal research organisation Your Wild Life and online […]

NEWS: Win for Africa’s most important wetland

Unesco has finally declared Botswana’s Okavango Delta a World Heritage Site, protecting Africa’s biggest wetland system for future generations. Applause please, because: The area is an epic wilderness that spans 16,000 km². That’s nearly 7 times the size of the Australian Capital Territory. Big? Yep. Stunning, too. It’s a Faunographer’s happy place – 128 species of mammal […]