Aussie Animals: Tasmanian Devil

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 29th, 2017|news|

Tasmanian Devils are the largest living carnivorous marsupial (Dasyurid) in Australia. They have sharp powerful claws and a backward facing pouch. Each devil has distinctive white markings on their chest, which can be used like a fingerprint to identify individuals.     (Sarcophilus harrisii) Tasmanian Devils are the largest living carnivorous marsupial (Dasyurid) in Australia. [...]

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Aussie Animals: Wombat

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 26th, 2017|news|

Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia. They are about 1 m (40 in) in length with small, stubby tails. There are three extant species and they are all members of the family Vombatidae. They are adaptable and habitat tolerant, and are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania, as well as an isolated patch of about [...]

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Aussie Animals: Kangaroo

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 18th, 2017|news, Uncategorized|

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot"). In common use the term is used to describe the largest species from this family, especially those of the genus Macropus: the red kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, and western grey kangaroo. Kangaroos are endemic to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos lived within the commercial harvest areas of Australia in 2011, [...]

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Aussie Animals: Koala

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 9th, 2017|news|

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extantrepresentative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats. The koala is found in coastal areas of the mainland's eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. It is easily recognisable by its stout, tailless body and large head with round, fluffy [...]

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Aussie Animals: The Possum

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 4th, 2017|house, pest control|

Possums along with kangaroos and koalas are iconic Australian fauna.  Another Aussie icon, Dame Edna Everage, fondly used the term “Hello possums!” in her stage and TV shows. Australians have always lived alongside these small nocturnal marsupials benefiting from their silky smooth fur and leather. In 1837 possums were introduced into New Zealand to establish [...]

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