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What Would the Flying Fox Say? “It’s Too Hot!”

1/16/2014 // By Guest Author

This was written by a guest author Micaela Jemison Images of Australian baby bats in rehabilitation, bundled up in colorful blankets and being bottle-fed are now a common sight on the Internet as heat waves become more frequent Down Under. Australia is […] Read more >

Moon jellies, Australia

Photo of the Day: Moon Jellies

5/6/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

  This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

Komodo dragons are as adorable as they are awesome (Wikimedia Commons)

Here Be Dragons, Hopefully: Sydney Joins Effort to Save Komodo Dragons in 2012

2/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We’ve gone a full week without Komodo dragon news on Wildlife Promise (see Megan Blevins’s timely ‘Year of the Dragon’ post here). That’s as intolerable as eating less than 80% of one’s body weight might be to an extremely hungry […] Read more >

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

Great White Shark, Carcharodon Carcharias

Hard Rock Music Soothes the Savage Beast

6/3/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Even sharks like to rock out from time to time. An Australian tour boat operator says great white sharks have a fondness for music as agressive as they are. The animals like songs by Aussie hard rock band AC/DC, especially If You […] Read more >

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

9/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wildfires are much in the news this week.  Studies show they are more frequent, larger and they are burning hotter. This is largely bad news for wildlife. But, when you include Greece, Australia and other places in the world, fires are in […] Read more >

Bird Travels 8,000 Miles — One Way!

8/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Some birds give new definition to the term “migration.” RedOrbit.com reports: “A bar-tailed godwit, a bird banded near Victoria, Australia, was found more than 8,000 miles away in the western Arctic area of Alaska, wildlife experts said. While tagged birds […] Read more >

White Whale Gets Its Own Protection Zone

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A unique white humpbacked whale near Australia is getting some special privileges. Photo by: D. Burns. Wire News Services reports: “Australian authorities have warned the public to stay away from a rare white humpback whale named Migaloo that has made […] Read more >