Koalas are very similar to cute bears, and the name of the species to which these animals belong may suggest that they are relatives of clubfoot. Although in fact, this is completely wrong.
Australia is a unique island country spanning an entire continent. It separated from land, including Africa, South America and Australia itself, about 50 million years ago. Over the next 50 million years, this Green Continent, being completely isolated from other parts of the globe, remained in prehistoric prosperity. Charles Darwin, who visited the shores of Australia in 1836 on the Beagle, was extremely amazed to see there the oldest representatives of mammals, living witnesses to the evolution of species – Continue reading
Despite high-profile protests by wildlife advocates, the Australian government raised the quota for kangaroo shooting this year, setting it at 6.9 million animals. The Australian kangaroo meat and leather industry is booming, recently earning $ 128 million a year.
Australia has always had a difficult relationship with its marsupial shrine. She, along with the ostrich Amy, flaunts on the arms of the country, entire generations of children grew up in 1960 and 1970 on the television series about Skippy, like the series Lassie, familiar to Russian viewers. The Australians themselves call themselves “Wallaby”, just like not the largest kangaroos (as New Zealanders call themselves “Kiwi”). Continue reading
In the center of the reserve, in the area of the already mentioned island of Giron, there is a huge accumulation of sharks. These predators prefer to avoid humans, fearing underwater guns and harpoons. Their gastronomic needs fully satisfy the food waste that is thrown into the sea. They got used to the fact that garbage from the islands was transported by boat, and the sound of the motor for them was like a call to dinner. There are also large sharks scouring along the coast in search of food. They seem aggressive, but nothing really threatens the swimmers. On the contrary, sharks are particularly cautious when they see people, because they often become victims of underwater hunters.
Defenders of the BDB hope that the protected area will be substantially expanded, and, possibly, over time, Continue reading