Foxes

100 flying foxes orphans swoop on Brisbane

More then 100 orphaned speckled flying foxes will head south for some tender loving care this week.

Flying foxes to get no rest in Botanic Gardens

Erik Jensen TO RID the Botanic Gardens of its damaging flying fox colony, the federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, could be forced to ignore his own department's description of critical habitats needed...

Shell shock

GOOD WEEKEND. TURTLES. Swimming with turtles on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture Paul Harris. Monday 3 March 2014

Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.

Rare tiger quoll filmed in Grampians

Tiger quoll

Bridie Smith An endangered tiger quoll has been filmed in the Grampians National Park in Victoria just weeks after bushfires devastated a third of the park.

Bats evicted from Royal Botanic Gardens now haunting government at Macksville

Kirsty Needham Think of it as the bat's revenge. A colony of 10,000 flying foxes that descended on a coastal forest - after the NSW government approved the land be cleared for the Pacific Highway upgrade - includes...

Back on parade: Firestorm families ready to rebuild their homes and lives

Mary Love,  Hunter Love 12, Tomei Love 9, Tarro Love 14.

Rick Feneley Emma Parade is rising from its ashes. Already its residents are finding architects and builders to replace the 16 houses that ''exploded'' in rapid succession in the firestorm that tore up their...

Rare albino kangaroo's incredible tale of survival in the Australian outback

A rare albino kangaroo at the Namadgi National Park.

Hamish Boland-Rudder Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond...

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Heatwave decimates flying fox colonies

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Dead flying foxes have been falling from the sky in droves because of the heatwave sweeping south-east Queensland.

Heavy metal wins in botanic battle of the bats

Tim Barlass Read some of the slightly older Sydney tourist guides and they say the Royal Botanic Garden are a good place to observe flying foxes close up. Not any more.

141 years on, rarest of creatures enters the frame

Tiger quoll.

Bridie Smith The remote digital camera was set up to film brush-tailed rock wallabies. But while the creature that crept across the screen in the dusky cave light had a long tail, it also had spots.

Wildlife hits the road in search of pickings

Roo road kill on Majura Road. Photo Gary Schafer Canberra Times 070818

David Ellery Native and feral animals are flocking to our road verges in search of a free meal as dry weather grips the region after three seasons of plenty.

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Like lemmings, creatures great and small at risk from climate change

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Climate change is a threat to everything from coffee plantations to Arctic foxes and even a moderate rise in world temperatures will be damaging for plants and animals in some regions, experts said...

The rains came, and feral pests, too

Wild rabbits

Nicky Phillips The pastures blossomed first. Then came the small ground-dwelling creatures - the rabbits and the mice, followed by their hunters, the foxes, feral pigs and wild dogs.

Unmourned death of a sole survivor

Christmas Island Pipistrelle.

In late August 2009 a tiny, solitary bat fluttered about in the rainforest near Australia's infamous Christmas Island detention camp. We don't know precisely what happened to it.

After law change, conservationist fears a shot in the park

John Perkins, a member of Friends of Durras and a NSW National Parks volunteer, with a Strangler Fig tree in the Murramarang National Park, near Pebbly Beach.

John Thistleton As thick and seemingly as sinister as pythons, this strangler fig's roots sprawl 50 metres across the forest floor in Murramarang National Park, in a silent, relentless fight for sunlight, water and...

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Bumper year for cream of the crops

Corn Farmer Scott Anderson.

Darren Gray THE evening light brings out the best in Scott Anderson's corn crop. The softer sunshine gives it a golden tinge, the abundant leaves look healthy and green, and when the breeze picks up they create...

Doing the numbers drives volunteers batty

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Ben Cubby IT IS hard to work out where the racket is coming from among a rustic clump of stringybarks in Centennial Park.

Students insist there's nothing poultry about their chooks

Muirfield High students

Julie Power Getting too attached to a chook is risky. That's one of the lessons learnt by students at Muirfield High School in Sydney's north-west who for the first time are entering the Royal Easter Show's...

Botanic Gardens bats get marching orders today

Loud industrial noise and banging sounds will be played at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens from today to scare off a colony of 5000 flying foxes.

How Glass Whips Hums drove 5000 critters batty

Bats

Glenda Kwek After a few days of clashing and banging at dawn and dusk, a hush has fallen on Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.