Marsupial Facts What's happening to Australian marsupials? At least 16 of Australia's 204 marsupialspecies or subspecies are extinct, one is extinct in the wild and another http://scienceweek.info.au/marsupials/facts.htm
Extractions: Background Information Notes on Australian Native Mammals: Based on lectures by Dr. Frank Carrick, Department of Zoology, The University of Queensland Photos of a few of the common mammals seen in an around Brisbane Links to Related Sites Midway through the program, Dr. Frank Carrick of the Department of Zoology at UQ gave a couple of lectures on Australian native mammals. They included a discussion of the ancient mammal fauna, the current mammal fauna, and an in depth examination of marsupial biology, with a special emphasis on the reproductive adaptions of these animals. Biology textbooks often portray marsupials as being primitive animals. For example, Miller and Harley in Zoology: The Animal Kingdom characterize metatherians (marsupials) as having a "primitive placenta" while eutherians have "complex placentas. Dr. Carrick indicated why this view is quite untrue. For example, kangaroos are very recently evolved fairly recently and have the most sophisticated lactational physiology and temperature regulation known for any mammal. Dr. Carrick's final lecture was given at the University of Queensland Vet Farm in Pinjarra Hills, about a 25 minute ride from the main campus at St. Lucia. After the lecture, we were able to have a first hand look at the Koala Study program run at the Vet Farm by Dr. Carrick. Among other things, the program cares for koalas that have suffered injuries (usually from encounters with cars or dogs) or that are ill with some other disease.
Extractions: Seattle Times Northwest Weekend editor E-mail this article Print this article Search web archive The kangaroos were adopted orphans. The koalas were wild inhabitants of a 210-acre sanctuary on Wattle Downs sheep station, 200 miles west of Brisbane. One night, Karen Huskisson, our hostess, held a high-power spotlight as we clenched the railing of the swaying bed of a farm truck driven by her 13-year-old daughter. We crisscrossed the sanctuary of nearly untouched bushland in search of nocturnal wildlife. We got a close-up look at a koala munching leaves in a eucalyptus tree right above our heads. On a dawn tour next morning, Karen impressed us with her proprietary pride in the sanctuary and her knowledge of its flora and fauna, gained first from living there and also from visitors. Griffith University in Brisbane sent a team to study the property after Karen discovered a gecko that nobody expected to find in this region. Other wildlife commonly seen includes kangaroos, wallabies, opossums, echidnas (small spiny anteaters), numbats (small, pouchless marsupials), wild pigs, foxes, lizards, goannas, hares, frogs, butterflies and tortoises.
Hand-rearing Marsupials Sickness wild animals do not show symptoms as plainly as dogs or cats reliance onintestinal micro-organisms to digest their food, marsupials should NEVER be http://members.iweb.net.au/~msa/hand-rearing_marsupials.htm
Extractions: A marsupial joey is unable to regulate its own body temperature, and thus relies upon an external heat source. Until the joey is well furred and old enough to leave the pouch, a pouch temperature between 30-32° Celsius must be constantly maintained. The most reliable and convenient method for keeping a kangaroo or wallaby joey warm is a small electric blanket, available from Wombaroo Food Products, which is hung on the inside of a box or carton with the joey's pouch hung against it. The pouch temperature can be controlled by adding (or removing) layers of cloth placed between the pouch and the heat source. Slow combustion stoves and hot water bottles can also be used, provided you are prepared to check that they are always maintained constantly at 30-32° Celsius. For possums, use a 15 watt globe in a large tin covered with, soft, woollen material as an external heat source. Punch holes around the top of the tin to stop the heat build-up from breaking the globe. It is possible to "COOK" the joey and kill it from overheating, so be careful to keep the pouch temperature controlled. A joey is unable to lower its own body temperature by perspiring, although as the animal gets older, it does learn to achieve some cooling from evaporation by licking its fore paws. If the joey is licking its fore paws in the pouch, then it is too hot. Placing your hand into the pouch will give a guide to the temperature. DO NOT fold electric blankets around the joey as overheating can result. EMERGENCY heating can be achieved by placing the joey down the front of your jumper.
Program Guide - Richard Morecroft Goes Wild The deliberate introduction of the European Red Fox into Tasmania placesa large number of native marsupials, amphibians and reptiles at risk. http://www.abc.net.au/wild/guide/prog7.htm
Extractions: Saturday 12 October at 6:30pm on ABC TV The deliberate introduction of the European Red Fox into Tasmania places a large number of native marsupials, amphibians and reptiles at risk. Richard looks at what it will cost Tasmania, both financially and environmentally if the fox becomes established. 13,000 years ago as the last ice age came to an end, rising sea levels caused the Bass Basin to fill and the land bridge connecting Tasmania and the rest of Australia to submerge. Tasmania became a natural sanctuary for the plants and animals that had already migrated down the land bridge. The introduction of predatory carnivores like the dingo and later the European Red Fox on mainland Australia caused the loss of many species of marsupials, reptiles, amphibians and birds. In some cases these animals can now only be found in Tasmania. Although attempts have been made to introduce foxes to Tasmania in the past, the present spate of fox sightings and kills suggest that a concerted effort is being made to again introduce foxes to Tasmania. The sanctuary now becomes a trap! Tasmania Sanctuary or Trap highlights the passion many Tasmanians feel toward the environment and Richard spends time with a few concerned individuals. Geoff King has turned a portion of his family property into a sanctuary supported by eco-tourism. Tourists visit his property to have a close encounter with the Tasmanian Devil, while 73-year-old Ernie Shaw, concerned with wildlife conservation donated all 1 000 acres of his property to the state.
654-309 Field Biology Of Marsupials & Monotremes techniques for studying these animals in captivity and in the wild. This subjectalso covers the basic taxonomic features of modern marsupials and monotremes http://www.unimelb.edu.au/HB/subjects/654-309.html
Extractions: Next 654-312 Marine Ecology Note Credit Points HECS Band Coordinator Dr S J Ward; Prof M B Renfree Prerequisites 654-204 and 654-203. Corequisites Semester (view timetable) Contact Four lectures and 60 hours practical work including a week-long field trip during the mid-semester break Subject Description This subject provides a field course to give an overall perspective on the biology of marsupials and monotremes. Students should learn to identify the major marsupial and monotreme families, and some of the techniques for studying these animals in captivity and in the wild. This subject also covers the basic taxonomic features of modern marsupials and monotremes, the separate radiations of marsupials in Australia and South America, and the relationships between the three groups of extant mammals. This subject builds upon existing generic skills, including an ability to approach and assimilate new knowledge from observation and the literature, and an ability to use that knowledge to evaluate and communicate results. Students should gain practical experience in observation, trapping and handling of wild animals and an ability to integrate their observations with existing literature and knowledge. Students should also develop skills in analysing, interpreting and evaluating data, and gain experience in writing a scientific report.
Extractions: Handbook 1997 ... Zoology Note: Experiments involving the use of animals are an essential part of this subject; exemption is not possible. Credit Points: Coordinator: Dr S J Ward and Professor M B Renfree Prerequisite/s: Zoology Timetable: Semester 2 Contact: 39 lectures (3 per week) and 65 hours practical work including excursions Subject Description: Assessment: A 3-hour end-of-semester written examination. Up to 20 pages of practical and excursion/field reports. Continuous assessment of practical exercises and laboratory problems. Search Previous : 654-308 Next : 654-311
Zoo & Wild Animal Medicine Vol.4 Mammals encompasses such topics as contraception for mammals, marsupials, primates,rodents the gap between captured and freeranging wild animal medicine. http://www.donfer.co.uk/d-commerce/product434.html
Extractions: Butterworth Heinemann, published 9/1998 The new volume in this popular series remains the only book available that focuses on the medical problems of wild animals maintained in zoos, wild animal parks, research institutions, and game ranches, as well as free-ranging wildlife. It features the most current treatment information, following the approach and format of previous volumes and is conveniently cross-indexed to Volume 2, the last book in the series to cover the entire spectrum of wild animal medicine. Features: Conveys the knowledge of 110 international authors selected for their expertise in specific subjects General conditions focuses on pulse oximetry, quarantine principles, ultrasonography, tuberculosis, CT and MRI scanning, validity of diagnostic tests, endoscopy, and much more, as well as zoonoses such as cryptosporidiosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, and avian tuberculosis Fish and reptiles covers fish anesthesia, a preventive medicine program for fish, and pharmacokinetics; and chameleon medicine, crocodilian anesthesia, sea turtles, evaluation and monitoring chelonians for release Avian medicine examines iron storage disease, feeding orphaned columbiform birds, the California Condor project, water quality in waterfowl collections, oiled birds, and avian analgesia
Extractions: Young people respond to Earth's crisis... Vigil for Earth ...in search of new planetary rituals Documenting the Collapse of a Dying Planet (03/16/2002) Highly destructive, non-native wild boars that have escaped from ranches and private hunting preserves are threatening farmland, native habitat and wildlife in Canada and Pennsylvania. Farmers and conservation officers in the West are dealing with a new threat that's wreaking havoc and multiplying fast. During the past few years, hundreds of wild boars, which are native to Europe and Asia, have escaped from pens where they were being raised on ranches in western Canada. At first, experts believed the animals would be unable to survive the harsh winters. But they've proven to be wily survivors, grunting their way across land in the middle of the night. According to the latest estimates, there are now about 200 boars at large in Alberta, at least 50 in Saskatchewan, and more than 250 in Manitoba.
Trixie's Wild Oz - Browse Fridge Magnets; marsupials More Info Kangaroos, Koalas and Possums are all here.Other Native Australian marsupials are featured on these Fridge Magnets too. http://shop.wildoz.com.au/store/products/category103.inetstore
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Marsupials Dingoes are very interesting animals because they used to be pets and now they'reare wild. By Amber The koalas are called marsupials that have pouches. http://www.sturgeon.ab.ca/op/2SWP/marsupials.html
Extractions: Marvellous Marsupials and Other Mammals Living in Australia By Dillon Koalas are marsupials, a special type of mammal. They are not bears. A koala has a life span of about 20 years. Koalas have big heads with large ears. A koala can get as big as 60 to 85 cm. The koala resembles a toy teddy bear. Most koalas live in forests. Koalas mostly live in Eastern Australia. Koalasí favorite food is eucalyptus. Koalas are fussy about what kind of eucalyptus they eat. When a baby koala is born, it canít see or hear. When a baby koala is born, it crawls into its motherís pouch. Its legs are just
Mammals » Marsupials » Wallaby - Bennett's Main Page they are content with a diet of grass and leaves in the wild, in captivity Like mostmarsupials, the lifecycle of the Bennetts Wallaby is quite interesting. http://centralpets.com/pages/critterpages/mammals/marsupials/MRS4411.shtml
Extractions: Photo: Chanda Bourque Submit a Photo More Photos Common Name: Wallaby - Bennett's Other Common Names: Bennetts Wallaby, Red-necked Wallaby, Brush Wallaby, Eastern Brush Wallaby, Brush Kangaroo, Brusher, Red Wallaby Scientific Name: Macropus rufogriseus frutica (Full Taxonomy) Group: Origin or Range: Australia and Tasmania Relative Size: Larger Than Average Animal Description: The Bennetts Wallaby, the most common Wallaby in the United States, is a medium-sized animal that goes by a variety of different names. Among these are Red-Necked Wallaby, Brush Wallaby, Eastern Brush Wallaby, Brush Kangaroo, Brusher, and Red Wallaby. They are fairly non-aggressive and can live up to fifteen years in captivity. The Bennetts Wallaby is quite an attractive animal. They stand about 24 to 30 inches in height and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. Males are somewhat larger than females. They have grayish-brown fur with a patch of reddish-brown on the neck and shoulder. Their paws are darker in color then the rest of their bodies, and they have a white stripe on their lips.
Wild Species 2000-Glossary in Canada, which determines the detailed national status of wild Canadian species ofwarmblooded higher vertebrates (as placentals, marsupials, or monotremes http://www.wildspecies.ca/en/Glossary_E.html
Extractions: Search Tool Reporting Units Glossary Contact Us Welcome to the Wild Species Glossary A to C D to F G to I J to L ... S to Z Accidental: a general status category for a species occurring infrequently and unpredictably, outside their usual range. Because they so rarely occur in Canada, Accidental species are not considered a part of Canadas species richness. amphibian: an amphibious organism; especially : any of a class (Amphibia) of cold-blooded vertebrates (as frogs, toads, or salamanders) intermediate in many characters between fishes and reptiles and having gilled aquatic larvae and air-breathing adults. amphisbaenids: a family of subterranean lizards also known as worm lizards, which are generally limbless and have a cylindrical body and a small, wedge-shaped head adapted for digging arthropods: large phylum of invertebrates, which includes crustaceans, spiders, insects, millipedes, centipedes, and the fossil trilobites; have a segmented body, a thick exoskeleton, and a large number of jointed appendages acting as jaws, legs, gills, or sense-organs At Risk: a general status category for a species for which a formal detailed risk assessment (COSEWIC assessment or provincial or territorial equivalent) has been completed and that have been determined to be at risk of extirpation or extinction (i.e., endangered or threatened). A COSEWIC designation of Endangered or Threatened automatically results in a general status rank of At Risk nationally. Where a provincial or territorial formal risk assessment finds a species to be endangered or threatened in that particular region, then, under the general status system, the species automatically receives a provincial or territorial general status rank of At Risk. In this case, if the species is restricted to that province or territory, it would also automatically receive a national general status rank of At Risk. Note that this rank does not necessarily reflect the global status of the species.
The Amazing World Of Marsupials approximately 25 species of exotic mammal that have become established in the wild. Theykill small to medium sized marsupials and have caused the extinction http://www.marsupialcrc.com.au/webhome/FACTS/Amazing_Marsupials.htm
Extractions: o Marsupials have evolved to have either forward or rear facing pouches, according to whether they have to dig for food and shelter. o There are about 290 different species of marsupial in the world. They live in North and South America, Eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Australia and were introduced more recently into New Zealand.
Extractions: G eneral view of the gold coast The Gold Coast, a Leisure Capital The Gold coast is an amazing area dedicated to tourism, if you gotta go there, well ask Anna! You can always go to The Heart in Surfers Paradise for some souvenir or a snack. Ladies you can take a ride on a Harley with a real biker, you will find it near the condom museum(free visit). Attraction parks Paradise You can try one of the attraction parks such as Movie world Sea World Wet'n wild (*+), or appreciate a fish and chips(one more!) at Fisherman's wharf Information centre : they provide all info on what to do on the Gold Coast.
Wild Mammels They are considered marsupials, the female carries her young in a pouch in herstomach. They are the only marsupials that are native to North America. http://www2.una.edu/geography/tn_web/Flora_Fauna/mammals.html
Extractions: SOME MAMMALS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY Armadillo: Nine Banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus. The name means little armored thing, it refers to its tough bony plates of armor. They were once found only as far north as Texas and Louisiana, now they can be seen up into Tennessee. cc Bat : A small furry mammal with wings of thin skin that stretches from the arm like front limb along the side of the body to the leg. It is the only mammal that can fly. There are about 40 species of bats in the United States, and they are most common in the warmer climates. Many bats live in caves or empty dwellings. Most bats are very useful to mankind, they catch and eat vast numbers of harmful insects, and the bat manure or bat guano which collects on the floors of the dwellings is used as fertilizer for plants. Bats fly exceptionally well in the dark by echoes that are made. These echoes are sent from the bat, through the air, and the sound waves are bounced off any object that is in the air. The bat's ears pick up on this sound and the bats are able to fly around objects even in the darkest of caves. Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus.
SSC Backlist 6 properly planned and controlled, could threaten the habitat of many marsupials,as well represented by the vicuna and the guanaco, which are wild species, as http://www.iucn.org/bookstore/SSCbacklist6.htm
Extractions: Fax: +44 1223 277175 Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes Michael Kennedy Australia, Papua New-Guinea, and eastern Indonesia together share all the monotremes (egg-laying mammals) of the world and all the marsupials (pouched mammals) except those of the Americas. There is an urgent need for concerted action to conserve the marsupials and monotremes of the Australasian region. Australia has the worst extinction rate for the mammals of any continent or country and Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia are undergoing rapid development which, if not properly planned and controlled, could threaten the habitat of many marsupials, as well as other species. This Action Plan provides an overall perspective of the problems that confront conservation agencies and NGOs in the region and recommends actions required before the year 2000.