Dingo – the largest carnivore in Australia

Dingo – the largest carnivore in Australia

Dingo is one of the most unique animals in Australia. It is a wild dog that in ancient times was bred from a domestic dog by Asian people. It happened about 4000 years ago and now we have dingoes in many places in Australia. How to identify dingo? Dingo’s appearance greatly depends on the habitat…

Where to find platypus? – a shy and unique mammal

Where to find platypus? – a shy and unique mammal

Platypus is one of the most unusual animals. Scientists who examined this animal for the first time were under the impression that someone fabricated it from a duck, beaver and otter.  And when I see this cute animal I start to think that mother nature really stuck together with a bill and webbed feet from…

Fruit bats – excellent vision pollinators

Fruit bats – excellent vision pollinators

Fruit bats are also known as flying foxes. Those nomadic animals like the northern parts of Australia, but they also live in Victoria, NSW and South Australia.  We often see them during our trips. Yes, they smell. We often know they are close without seeing them due to their natural stinky odour. However, we also…

Australian Buffalo – unwanted resident of Northern Territory

Australian Buffalo – unwanted resident of Northern Territory

Australian buffalo were imported into Australia in the 19th century. They were used as working animals and sources of meat for the remote northern outposts. Life was difficult and lots of these places were abandoned. When that happened the Australian buffalo were released and became feral. The feral Australian buffalo has been a major environmental…