RECENT BIRDING AT COORAN, SUNSHINE COAST

10,000 Birds

A crop of Eucalypt trees had been planted and clearly coppiced, apparently to feed recovering koalas from Steve Irwin’s [he of Crocodile Hunter fame] family’s zoo and wildlife hospital. Scarlet Honeyeater male [S.

Australian Fireman Honored by Animal Rights Activists

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The fireman who saved Sam the Koala is now an international Youtube star. The defendant faces 21 counts of murder, and Peta also wants to see him charged with cruelty to animals (as) it has been reported that over a million native animals may have been killed in the fires in Victoria, including kangaroos, koalas, possums, lizards and birds,' Peta said in a statement. Tags: wildlife crime natural disaster australia animal rescue wildlife PETA

Many Animals Dying in Australian Wildfires

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Not only did we not think about the impact of the Australian wildfires on wildlife, but we didn't see the AP story on our very own sidebar. While the scope of the wildlife devastation was still unclear, it was likely to be enormous, {Jon Rowdon, president of the rescue group Wildlife Victoria} said. Hundreds of burned, stressed and dehydrated animals — including kangaroos, koalas, lizards and birds — have already arrived at shelters across the scorched region.

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