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  • Species Feature: Thorny Devil

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    The Thorny Devil, also known as the Thorny Lizard or Mountain Devil, is an iconic resident of arid grasslands in Australia’s central and western deserts. The unmistakable large, robust spikes are a unique feature of this Australian lizard. It’s scientific name, Moloch horridus, was inspirited by the poem ‘Paradise Lost’,...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: January 2019

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    The Australian summer provides a number of unique viewing opportunities for our wildlife. With temperatures peaking for the year in Southern Australia, visitors will often find land-based mammals including marsupials, invertebrates and birds congregating in some areas in search for water and food. In the tropics (Northern Australia), instead of...

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  • Incredible White Whale Humpback Swim at Ningaloo!

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    Guests on the Humpback Whale Swim Tour with Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo experienced an unexpected and extremely unique encounter with a White Humpback Whale and its mama this week!! Only four white whales have ever been spotted off Australian waters. Our lucky customers and the crew were absolutely blown...

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  • Naturaliste Charters & Boutique Wildlife Tours join AWJ

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    Australian Wildlife Journeys is pleased to announce that Naturaliste Charters from Western Australia’s southwest region and Boutique Wildlife Tours from the Southern Highlands, just south of Sydney, have joined the group. Since the collective launched in February 2017, the membership base has grown to 13 independently-owned wildlife operators across Australia....

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  • Species Feature: Tasmanian Native Hen

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    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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