The Grampians – one of Australia’s wildlife havens….

The Grampians National Park in Victoria is a 3-4 hour drive from the City of Melbourne and is an area of outstanding beauty and abundant wildlife. It’s pretty civilized with ‘touring’ routes that take you through bushland, up the sandstone escapement and through picturesque farmland.  There is also great range of accommodation and amenities making […]

One of Australia’s Oddities!

Echidnas are monotremes (mammals that lay eggs), of which there are only three species of monotreme in the world – the platypus and two species of echidna, the Short-beaked (found all over Australia and southern New Guinea) and the Long-beaked (which is restricted to the New Guinea highlands). Echidnas are 30 cm to 45 cm in length […]

Spectral Tarsier

Most visitors go to Tangkoko to see on thing – the Spectral Tarsier.  Tangkoko is probably the easiest or most reliable place in Asia to see these enigmatic mammals.  Their roosting trees are known to the rangers and if you arrive before dusk, you can witness these creatures emerging and sitting for a while before […]

Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has recently come to prominence as one of the best places in the world to view the world’s largest mammal – the Blue Whale.   Whale watching only kicked off as a commercial venture in Sri Lanka around 2006, following a theory by a British marine biologist, Dr Charles Anderson, who hypothesized that […]

Discovery of a New Species of Slow Loris

Discovery of a New Species of Slow Loris – Nycticebus kayan News websites have been carrying stories of new species of Slow Loris which has been identified by a group of researchers in Borneo. Slow Loris are nocturnal animals more closely related to lemurs than monkeys and are unusual in that they have a toxic […]