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Latest news: Wildlife

How the proboscis monkey got its nose

Researchers from the Australian National University have explained why male proboscis monkeys have larger and “enhanced” nasal structures.

Hip, hip, hooray, the National Zoo celebrates World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is a great day to visit the National Zoo and Aquarium and take in the wonder that is the animals that inhabit our planet.

One mouse, three mice: ANU discovers new species

Researchers from the Australian National University have discovered that the delicate mouse, a native mammal, is three distinct species.

ANU: Hotter temperatures spell bad news for Aussie animals

Marine animals across the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, and land animals in tropical climates struggle to adapt to climate change.

ACT Government sets up wildlife corridors

20 sites will serve as hubs for nature in the suburbs under the ACT Government’s new Connecting Nature, Connecting People initiative.

Betting on a better future for the bettong in the ACT

Eight eastern bettongs, endangered marsupials, have been released into the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary expansion area.

Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park, how holidays used to be

Less than a two-hour drive from Canberra, nestled on the shores of Lake Burrinjuck and the Murrumbidgee River, is a hidden gem – Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Par

Little penguins born in Eden for first time in 30 years

A Little Penguin chick has hatched near Eden on the far south coast of NSW, for the first time in more than 30 years.

Plans help put dent in feral cat and fox numbers

Communities across Australia trying to come to grips with feral cats and foxes will be better equipped with the release of two new planning guides by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.

Pandemic pet boom escalates wildlife kills 

New data reveals the number of native animals killed by pet cats across Australia has escalated 34 per cent since the pandemic pet boom.

5 species added to ACT Threatened Native Species List

Five new species have been added to the ACT Native Threatened Species List, and listings for other species aligned with Commonwealth listings.

ACT students to learn how to stop illegal trade in wildlife

Crime Stoppers has developed a Wildlife Crime and the Law teachers' resource to help break the chain of illegal wildlife trafficking.