Life cycle of Marsupials and other awesome videos

Have a look at some of the videos on ABC splash!

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This one is of a monotreme (Australian echidna).

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1455734/monotreme-mum-smuggles-snuggly-puggle

Once the video opens, check out the other videos down the right hand side too!

Have fun!!!

 

 

Calling all Citizen Scientists

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If you have ever wanted to be a citizen scientist, check out WildLife Spotter!

https://wildlifespotter.net.au/

Help save threatened species and preserve Australia’s iconic wildlife!

Become a citizen scientist and assist researchers by looking for animals in wilderness photos taken by automated cameras around Australia.

Anyone can join in and you can do it all online.

Invertebrates

Food Webs

 

Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis

 

Classification of Living Things

 

Mosa Mack – Adaptations

Mosa Mack – Food Web

More Food Chains and Food Webs

 

Have a look at this link to invertebrates and their unusual behaviour

National Geographic – A million years of decorating yourself with junk

Molluscs

 

 

 

Did you know that the Bar Tailed Godwit flies the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back in its lifetime?

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Bar Tailed Godwit Preens on a beach in Australia (photo: Dan Weller http://www.abc.net.au)

Every year, millions of birds make a monumental journey between their breeding grounds in arctic tundra and their wintering grounds in Australasia.

Some birds migrate 11,000km straight over the seas without stopping, through the nights, days, storms and lulls – they are truly a wonder of the natural world.

Flying for your Life

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/flying-for-your-life-1/7461802

ABC Radio National, “Off Track” is airing a fascinating four part series called Flying for your Life about the lives of these fascinating (and endangered) shore birds.

To learn more, have a look at the webpage and have a listen here…

Flying for your life : Radio National

Watch the release of the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater!

Zoos Victoria published this information along with the YouTube Clip

Published on Oct 7, 2015

At the end of September, Eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters were released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in an effort to save the species from extinction.
The birds, underwent special ‘stranger danger’ training in preparation for the release and are the latest graduates of Healesville Sanctuary’s captive breeding program.
As few as 89 Helmeted Honeyeaters remained in the wild in 1990, however, thanks to the work of volunteer group the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria and Healesville Sanctuary, this number has risen to about 150 birds!

For more information, check out this website:

http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals/helmeted-honeyeater

Everything you wanted to know about the critically endangered Mountain pygmy-possum…

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Firstly – they are incredibly cute!

Secondly – our love of snow skiing has endangered their habitat.  The good new is there is plenty we can do to help.

Take a look at this link to Zoos Victoria to learn more about the mountain pygmy-possum and see what you can do to help.

http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals/mountain-pygmy-possum

There is a video to watch too!