Cane Toads

Crocodiles, cane toads to venture south as tropics expand: report

Cane toads

Crocodiles, cane toads and the mosquito-borne dengue virus may start cropping up in more southerly regions of Australia as the tropics expand due to climate change.

Mutant cane toads invade Gladstone

This cane toad caught in Gladstone with extra

Marissa Calligeros A concerning rate of "mutant toads" with extra limbs and missing eyes are being found in the industrial Queensland city of Gladstone.

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Scientists use cane toads' own toxin against them

cane toad

Scientists say they have found the best weapon yet to eradicate cane toads from isolated areas - using the amphibians' own toxin against them.

Cane toads turn out to be their own worst enemy

Toad

Jacinda Tutty The cane toad’s days may be numbered as new research shows the species' own poison could prove to be the best weapon in the fight against the pest.

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Sir David names the top 10 endangered species for his ark

Sir David Attenborough

Richard Gray, London Sir David Attenborough has chosen some lesser-known species for attention.

Lines drawn over jewel in the crown

Long time Kakadu resident and owner of the Buffalo Farm Dave Lindner.

Rory Callinan One morning at a remote ranger station in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, staff made a gruesome discovery.

It might not seem cricket, but a frog needs a feed occasionally

Green Tree Frog

John Huxley This one was brought in, its back leg broken, possibly in a whipper-snipper accident, by a distraught gardener.

The last refuge

Quoll

'No one is allowed to sleep until we find it.'' Ecologist Dr James Smith is half joking but the force of his voice suggests he is determined, even a bit desperate.

Survival of the cheapest

Tasmanian Devil

Noah was a lucky guy when you think about it. He didn't have to pick and choose which animals would have a place aboard his ark. Every creature was saved. Modern-day species are not quite as lucky.

How to p#@& off a frog

Bridie Smith When radio transmitters surgically inserted into wild tree frogs started appearing on the ground without explanation, scientists had a puzzle on their hands.

Researchers jump to a conclusion on toads' breeding lair

Cane toad

Nicky Phillips, Science At last, the secret hideaway of cane toads has been found.