Tag Archives: Australia

PODCAST: Dr Graham on life with the cassowary – aka Australia’s dinosaur bird

Found in the tropical north, cassowaries are Australia’s OG dinosaur birds. But do they deserve their fearsome reputation? Dr Graham Lauridsen shares his real-life encounters.

PODCAST: Great Barrier Reef’s dwarf minke whales with Suzanne Hillcoat

Marine biologist Suzanne Hillcoat shares her wild encounters with dwarf minke whales on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

PODCAST: Whales of Sydney with naturalist Annie Skarratt and photographer Jonas Liebschner

Naturalist Annie Skarratt and photographer Jonas Liebschner share everything you need to know about Sydney’s humpback whale migration

PODCAST: With Hervey Bay ‘Whale Whisperer’ Vicki Neville

In this podcast, humpback expert Vicki Neville shares her favourite moments with Hervey Bay’s legendary whales

INTERVIEW: Wild African rhinos in the Australian bush? Ray Dearlove’s making it happen

Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Ray Dearlove doesn’t just see an opportunity to save the rhino from certain extinction – he’s created one with The Australian Rhino Project. This ambitious plan will establish a breeding herd of white rhinos Down […]

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: 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: Scientists to discover hundreds of new Australian species

An Aussie biodiversity project that’s already unearthed 700 new plants and creatures has just been given a big cash boost, extending its operations to 2017. The Australian Government and BHP Billiton have each kicked in $6m to the Bush Blitz scheme, which has been sending scientists on treasure hunts in Australia’s remotest corners since 2010. […]