Wombats

Wombats buried alive by logging company

Kirsty Needham Forestry Corporation of NSW has buried wombats alive in their burrows, causing slow deaths, despite a deal with wildlife groups to protect the animals during logging.

White wombats - not your average marsupials

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Glenda Kwek They are white and very rare.

Wombats fall victim to cars in reserves

Steve Dow AT least 3000 wombats are killed each year on 800 kilometres of NSW highway that fall within the wombat's reserved optimal habitat.

Baby animals spring up all around Canberra

Llamas, photographed at Alpaca Magic, Sutton.

Jil Hogan In the animal world, spring means babies.

Orphaned wombat Chloe melts hearts at Taronga Zoo

Chloe being fed by zookeeper Evelyn Weston.

Steve Jacobs Chloe loves to chew on shoes and to hide between the boots of her surrogate mum, zookeeper Evelyn Weston.

Mind over matter as pets undergo therapy for mental health problems

Marco, a 9-nine-year-old Maltese terrier

Melanie Kembrey After the antidepressants and the hours of therapy, Marco has turned the corner and is a whole new dog.

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Unlocking the secrets of mysterious Lake George

Sailing on Lake George in 1961.

John Thistleton The Australian National University is embarking on the most comprehensive study yet of Lake George's mysterious water levels, as well as its archaeological, indigenous and European history.

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Newborn armadillo footage a world-first

Arrested Mardi Gras teen tells his story (Thumbnail)

Ben Cubby Taronga researchers hope breakthrough will aid conservation efforts.

A black and ochre jigsaw

Jawoyn Elder Margaret Katherine, Gabarnmung, Arnhem Land

The bird, depicted in red ochre, stands with its awkward hammer of a head stretched far forward of its stocky body and massive thighs.

Hunting puts park users in cross-hairs, rangers maintain

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Ben Cubby PARK rangers overwhelmingly oppose hunting in NSW national parks and many believe it poses a serious risk to human lives, as well as killing native animals and damaging existing feral animal control...

Second baby wombat thrills rangers

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A second northern hairy-nosed wombat joey has been caught on film emerging from a burrow at a nature refuge in south-west Queensland.

Rare newborn's 'historic first steps' captured

Tony Moore Scientists have captured the "historic first steps" of a joey of one of Australia's rarest marsupials, a northern hairy-nosed wombat - a species still facing extinction.

Urban growth takes heavy toll on native animals

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Marika Dobbin Eight koalas have been hit by cars in the past month near the town of Gisborne, 10 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne boundary.