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What's Up Down Under2009-01-09 00:30:04

How is the wildlife of Australia faring?

How is the wildlife of Australia faring?

Tasmanian Devil: Mike Lehmann (GNU Free Documentation License)
 

In today's links: kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, and more.

  • A facial tumor disease threatening to kill out Tasmanian devils has now struck a fellow named Cedric, who was thought to be immune. Scientist for whom Cedric represented hope of saving the species are disappointed. Cedric, though, has some "really good devil keepers," and is receiving top-flight medical treatment, and is expected to be just fine -- as you can tell from the blissed-out expression on his face in the picture.
  • Greenhouse gases are making eucalyptus leaves less nutrient-rich, which a scientist says could force koalas out of trees and onto the ground to look for food, where they'd be in greater danger from predators.
What's Up Down Under

What's Up Down Under

How is the wildlife of Australia faring?
What's Up Down Under

What's Up Down Under

How is the wildlife of Australia faring?
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