Tag: #EndangeredSpecies

Extinction looms large for our birds

When celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio take to social media to champion Tasmania’s swift parrots, a species that faces extinction, awareness of the threat becomes global. The seriousness of the threat to birds was confirmed in a study published recently in the journal Emu – Austral Ornithology. It found Australian birds living […]

Taronga Western Plains Zoo ends year on high note

Taronga Zoo is ending the year with good news all round. On October 4 – International Zookeeper Day – lion keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, welcomed three lion cubs, born late in the evening.  “The cubs are doing really well, they’re hitting all their […]

Green sea turtles face additional threat to survival

Already known to be at risk from warming temperatures that are affecting the ratio of male and female eggs being hatched, a study published recently in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science has found the exposure of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) to heavy metal pollution in their foraging areas […]