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Tag: Wildlife

New ACT Cat Plan calls for cat containment, registration

Cat owners will be required to contain their cats and register them under a new plan the ACT Government released today that is designed to help cats live longer and healthier lives while better protecting native wildlife.

ACT Environment Grants a ‘superb’ way to help threatened birdlife

$300,000 will be available for the ACT Environment and Nature in the City grants; last year's projects included nesting-boxes for rare birds.

Bee stings cause most venom-related hospitalisations

More than a quarter of 3,500 hospitalisations due to contact with a venomous animal or plant in Australia in 2017-18 were caused by bee stings.

Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to lure females

Male lyrebirds use clever mimicry to increase their chances of sexual success, according to a new study involving researchers from The Australian National University.

Locals warn dangerous driving is destroying Narrabundah peafowl pride

Two birds were hit by a car or truck within 48 hours of one another this week, and locals are calling on the ACT Government to take action.

Queanbeyan Police bring recruit in off the road

Eight-month-old bare nosed wombat, Ted, has been spending time at the Queanbeyan Police Station after his mother was struck and killed by a car in late June.

Canberra roads worst hotspot for animal collisions

For the fourth year running, Canberra roads remain the most dangerous hotspot for animal collisions and motorists are reminded to be vigilant as the likelihood of collisions is about to increase. According to...

Homecoming: platypus return to Tidbinbilla

Three platypuses have been brought home to the ACT's Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve after being moved to Taronga Zoo in Sydney for the bushfire season.

Honeyeaters send lightning-fast warning signals

New Holland honeyeaters use a two-stage alarm to warn other honeyeaters of imminent danger, according to research conducted at the Australian National Botanic Gardens over several years. The research was conducted by biologists...

Threatened animals evacuated

A number of animals were evacuated from the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve last week to escape the Orroral Valley fire which was continuing to threaten the area (as at 4 February).

Canberra Pet Rescue branches out to the bush

Local organisation Canberra Pet Rescue has branched out to help those affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis. Usually, the Canberra Pet Rescue volunteers would dedicate their time to rescuing cats and dogs...
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