Duck-billed platypus under threat from climate change

Platypuses were once considered widespread across the eastern Australian mainland and Tasmania. Australia’s devastating drought, and other effects of climate change are pushing the mammal towards towards extinction., say researchers. Source: Time of...

Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees

Firefighters winched from helicopters to reach the cluster of fewer than 200 Wollemi Pines in a remote gorge in the Blue Mountains a week before a massive wildlife bore down, national parks and wildlife service director David Crust said. The firefighters set up an...

This tortoise single-handedly saved its species with its sex drive

A tortoise, that helped save its species from extinction by having hundreds of children, will soon be released into the wild on his native Espanola Island after officials said the programme — which recruited Diego from San Diego Zoo four decades ago – has been a...