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  • Video: You Think You've Seen Crazy Cats?!

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Once abundant across south-eastern mainland Australia, the Eastern Quoll is now only found on Australia's island state of Tasmania.   Transcript: Once referred to as a native cat, the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is a small nocturnal marsupial, endemic to south-eastern Australia. For millions of years, Eastern Quolls were found across...

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  • Q&A With Guides: Karin Beaumont

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Karin Beaumont has been part of the Premier Travel Tasmania team for more than eight years. We chatted with her just before the festive season, to find out more about her love for the Australian island-state of Tasmania! Have you always called Tasmania home? I’ve now lived over half my...

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  • Species Feature: Common Wombat

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) is one of Australia's most endeared native marsupial species. Known for their playful nature and backwards-facing pouches, the Common Wombat is a choice encounter for many visitors to Australia! Where is the Common Wombat found in Australia? Common Wombats are found across south-eastern Australia, which...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: November 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Life on the Reef - Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo Image credit: Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo (via Facebook: @exmouthdiveandwhalesharksningaloo) The Ningaloo Reef provides magical marine encounters throughout the year! Recommended tour: Deluxe Whaleshark Swim (full day) - available from March 4 until August 31, 2020.  Figbird with Young -...

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  • Species Feature: Little Penguin

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is perhaps the most adored seabird in Australia. Standing at a height of approximately 33cm (13 inches) and weighing around one kilogram (2.2 pounds), they hold the title of the world’s smallest penguin. Although the males are slightly larger, both males and females appear similar...

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  • Australia's Top 10 Most Beautifully Coloured Birds

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australia is home to a some of the world's most iconic birds - 828 individual species, according to a 2008 study (Christidis and Boles). Some Australian birds are known for their audible abilities; some for their size, and others for their spectacular colourings.  Let's take a look at what birds...

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  • Help Australia's Marsupials by Taking a Tour!

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly as more people travel the world. However, not all animal experiences are created equal. It’s widely agreed that the only sustainable and ethical experiences are those where humans simply observe animals going about their daily lives in their natural habitat – no touching, no feeding,...

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  • Australia's Top 11 Quirkiest Birds

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Australia is teeming with fabulous quirky birds – birds with extraordinary songs, birds that break eggs with stones, birds that run like the wind, and birds that dance like no one is watching (ironically, these birds are dancing precisely to be watched). “Some Australian birds have evolved to have amazing...

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  • Species Feature: Tasmanian Native Hen

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    One of the most interesting birds to observe on Australia’s beautiful isle state, is the Tasmanian Native Hen (Tribonyx mortierii). This endemic species was made extinct by dingoes and increasing aridity on mainland Australia 4700 years ago. The species has several similarities to the Black-tailed Native Hen found on the...

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  • Species Feature: Short-beaked Echidna

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is one of Earth’s oldest mammals, believed to have shared Earth with the dinosaurs, up to 110 Million years ago! The Short-beaked Echidna,  Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus) and Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), make up the only three monotremes. Monotremes are egg-laying mammals which, similar to birds and...

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