WORLD WIDE WOMBAT WEB Wombats are cute furry creatures from Australia. There are not nearly enough webpages about them and this site seeks to help fill this shortfall.
THE MARSUPIAL RING This web ring is a group fo sites about marsupial mammals. An effective means of helping people to locate the marsupial information that they seek.
AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY The AAPS is committed to achieving its charter which is to work for the aid, assistance, protection and welfare of animals.
AUSTRALIA KOALA KANGAROO KOOKABURRA All you need to know about the Australian koala, kangaroo and kookaburra. These and other animals are featured on this site.
INTERNATION ANIMAL LAWA reference for professional students and others who have dealings with law, ethics, and/or science of animal welfare.
WILDLIFE RESCUE MAGAZINE Free online magazine dedicated to carers or everyone loving Australian wildlife. Download or read methods to care for ill or injured wildlife.
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Much of the land owned by the Irwin family has been developed into Australia Zoo, the premier showcase among Australian zoos. Steve Irwin's father purchased the land, more than a hundred acres, many years ago. The Australian and Queensland governments have jointly built a major highway parallel to the Sunshine Coast, north to south. This has really put the Irwin property, Australia Zoo, on the tourist route. Steve Irwin's skill, knowledge and personality made him world famous. His family - wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Robert have continued his work in conserving wildlife. Australia Zoo has Australian animals as well as animals from other countries.
The original small animal park has been redeveloped and made much larger. It has been called Australia Zoo only in recent years. I would say about a third of visitors come from the United States. It is always crowded there now. I believe there are plans on the drawing board to build a motel and convention centre beside Australia Zoo
Crocodiles are quite prevalent in northern Queensland. In some instances they move onto beaches and into drains. Queensland Parks and Wildlife officers monitor the situation and remove crocodiles if they get too close to people. It is not really people they are interested in: they eat wild pigs as they wander along riverbanks.
Steve & Terri Irwins' book The Crocodile Hunter is enjoyable reading and his DVD is good viewing.
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Directories of accomodation in Australia and New zealand can be sent to you in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and South America and Asia.
Alma Park Zoo was established in 1969 as a native animal sanctuary; it became a registered zoo in 1973 with the arrival of exotic animals. Moved to Big Pineapple. Renamed Qld Zoo.
See the new addition to Taronga Park Zoo. Our baby elephant named Luk Chai, affectionately known as "Shuffles", is doing very well. He is settling in and gaining appropriate weight. We have many other kinds of animals from Africa. Indeed, animals from all over the world including Australia are here. Visits the zoo and see them all.
Enjoy an authentic Australian wildlife experience in the heart of Darling Harbour, with Australias wildest new experience, Sydney Wildlife World. Home to the spooky, the spiny and the scary, It features the largest variety of native Australian plants and animals under one roof, with over 100 different species, representing animals from across Australia. Sydney Wildlife World is developing and animals are content in their enclosures. They therefore breed easily. We have young koalas, Boyd's forest dragons, adders and bilbies. You can get your photo taken in our new interactive koala habitat. Flight Canyon is introducing many new birds for you to view.
Camp out at wirribi zoo and enjoy the animals as if you were in Africa. Antelope, giraffe, rhino and zebra wander around the campsite as you eat your bbq breakfast.
Melbourne Zoo has a new Orang-utan Sanctuary. You can meet and touch orang-utans as you walk along the elevated boardwalk. Watch them as they play and feed.
We have a new exhibit, Devil's Playground. You can see baby Tasmanian devils. Also view the Australian Wildlife Health Centre where surgery on injured animals is done.
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A zoo is where one goes to learn about the animal world. Thus, Perth Zoo is concerned with looking after endangered animals. There is ongoing research into the conservation of exotic and native species to ensure their survival. Visit the zoo and see what we are doing to help animals.
Adelaide zoo is a non-profit conservation charity. We carry out breeding, conservation and research programs. AS part of the organization we operate Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.
Adelaide Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in magnificent botanic surroundings.
Monarto Zoo is a 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species.
Australian Zoos keep animals from many countries.
The Platypus is strangest of all Australian animals
Australian zoos have all the faciliities
Australian animals can be viewed at sanctuaries.
Australian Zoos are located in all states.
Koala and emus are popular Australian animals.
See marsupials at Australian zoos.
The Tasmanian tiger is extinct. It was hunted into extinction by Australian farmers who were losing livestock to the animal. Filmed and kept in captivity for a short time, authorities failed to instigate a breeding program. Thus, the species was lost for all time. Thylacinus cynocephalus was a mysterious animal. Very little was learned about its behavior before it died out.
It was like a large dog in size and stance. Indeed, it seems to have evolved as a marsupial dog to fulfill a niche in the environment. The Tasmanian Tiger emitted a muffled bark. When hunting they gave a sharper double bark repeated every few seconds. Though filmed, no sound recording of it exists.
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| ZOOS, ANIMAL PARKS & SANCTUARIES
World's Greatest Imitator
The Lyre bird copies just about every sound it hears. This includes mobile phone jingles, chain saws, trains, trucks, even car engines being turned on.
A flightless bird, the cassowary lives in northern Australia and does attack people.
Wedge Tailed Eagle
This is Australia's largest bird of prey which lives mainly off rabbits and also eats dead animals.
When you are in the bush you can hear this bird laughing at you: it thrives near humans.
Box Jelly Fish
This transparent marine animal kills more Australians than sharks or crocodiles.
Blue Ringed Octopus
This octopus which can kill has blue rings around its body.
A creature that is brown like a rock blends into the sand on the floor of the ocean and venom from dorsal spines can be lethal.
Queensland is the home of the prehistoric Lung Fish dating from the Triassic period, 350 million years ago.
Australia has a unique body of animals called marsupials that carry their young in a pouch.
A large marsupial, the baby kangaroo is barely big enough to see when born. It crawls from the birth canal to suckle on the teat. In drought female can choose when to give birth.
This unusual animal chooses to live in trees where it eats leaves and fruit.
These tiny small wallabies live in Western Australia and can go without food or water for a long time.
Wombats are small rotund animals 1.3 meters long that wobble along. They eat grass and live in forested areas on the coast.
Egg Laying Mammals
The echidna and platypus are two egg laying mammals unique to Australia.
Naturalists brought a strange animal back to England but "experts' said it was a hoax because it was made up of body parts from many animals. It did indeed truly exist though. Poison from platypus spines can kill a dog.
This noisy creature devours every bit of flesh it finds. Two or three will squabble over the same grizzled body part. A Devil will eat a third of its bodyweight at one sitting.
Gliding from the top of trees to the base of other trees is the prerogative of this animal which is nocturnal.
Early explorers brought camels to Australia though the one humped camel that became established came from Palestine and India.
Saltwater crocodiles lie in wait for prey to come along the edge of a river. They are more dangerous when you don't see them than when you do.
The great white shark kills more people than any other though their usual prey is fish.
Claimed to be an Australian species it is believed to have originated in Asia possibly China 3,500 years ago.
Funnel Web Spider
Sydney is plagued by the Funnel Web Spider which bites right through gloves. Its attacks can kill a human in less than two hours.
Though greatly feared this spider cannot kill but its bite makes you very sick.
The Inland Taipan, Eastern Brown, Coastal Taipan, Mainland Tiger and the Peninsula Tiger are the five most dangerous snakes in the world if you are a mouse. Bites by the Eastern Brown kills a few people each year. Antivenom saves lives. Other snakes kill more Australians.
Green Tree Frog
This native of Australia which lives in tree and rocks near water is popular as a pet and is easy to look after.
Frilled Neck Lizard
Lizards from different regions are colored differently in order to blend into their surrounding.
Blue tongued Lizard
There are six species of blue tongued lizard and they can be picked up but they bite.
This animal has spiky spines jutting out of its body and it frequents arid areas where it scoots from rock to rock eating insects.
Over twenty species of goanna live in Australia the largest growing to two meters.
Centipedes & Scorpions
The bite of these creatures is painful but they don't kill.