Tag Archives: Australia

The Wombat: No It Doesn’t Have Wings

I vaguely remember learning about the wombat when I was about 5 or 6.  My parents taped a lot of nature shows for me to rewatch and one of them was on Australia.  That was a favorite, so I watched … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Oozlum Bird

Pretty hard to find a picture of this creature that was clean enough for the blog.  You’ll see why later.  The above is actually the Oozlefinch, which I’ll get into later too.  So, what’s an Oozlum Bird? Coming from the … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Bunyip

Is that what a Bunyip looks like?  No idea because the descriptions were incredibly varied and I couldn’t find many common factors beyond ‘aquatic’.  Not surprising since this is folklore that was spread across Australia.  Even the name has regional … Continue reading

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The Five Monotremes: Yes, These are Real Animals

Monotreme–  an egg-laying mammal I’m pretty sure everyone just thought of a specific one.  Yet, there are five species.  One is the platypus and the other four are types of echidna.  All are listed as critically endangered due to habitat … Continue reading

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The Flying Squir . . . Possums?

I know people are going to bring up Rocky the flying squirrel, so I beat you to the punch.  I thought the same thing, so I was surprised when I ended up on flying possums.  There are flying squirrels, but … Continue reading

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