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Caught on camera: a rare remote image of a wombat coming out its burrow in the evening. Caught on camera: a rare remote image of a wombat coming out its burrow in the evening. Qld Dept. of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Australian endangered species: Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Bringing a species back from the brink of extinction is never easy. Typically, it takes long-term commitment, amounting to lifetimes of hard work by dedicated scientists, managers and supporters. That…
The Mountain Pygmy-possum is clinging to existence in its alpine refuges. The Mountain Pygmy-possum is clinging to existence in its alpine refuges. Hayley Bates

Australian endangered species: Mountain Pygmy-possum

The Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus) is one of five living species of pygmy-possum, all of which are classified within a single family. It is the largest of the pygmy-possums, and can be easily…
Marsupials and monotremes could do the dirty on drug-resistant infections. Marsupials and monotremes could do the dirty on drug-resistant infections. Lorinda Taylor/AAP

Doctor’s pouch: Australian mammals hold the key to fighting superbugs

We know, because it’s big news, that drug-resistant infections are on the rise globally. But could Australian mammals hold the key to a fightback? Our current crop of antibiotics is in danger of becoming…

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