Few parents are ever completely satisfied with their children. When my children were born extremely premature, all I wanted was for them to come home in good health. When they came home in good health, I wished for them to be more outgoing in new environments.Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:20am
Animals with pockets
Mammals give birth to live young. Cows, hippopotamuses and whales give birth to calves that can walk or swim within hours of being born.
Cats and moles have babies that aren't as developed. Their kittens and pups are born blind and helpless. They live in a nest for the first few months of their lives.7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am
They are tough little creatures that have been scurrying around snow-covered peaks for more than 20,000 years. But experts fear Australia's mountain pygmy possum is in danger of becoming the country's first tangible victim of climate change.17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Dawn breaks, with a crash.26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
They are two of Sydney's great urban wildlife success stories. The Australian white ibis and the grey-headed flying fox, a type of large bat, are among the most commonly seen animals in the parks, gardens and suburbs of the harbour city.17 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
The present is now and the simple present tense is used to talk about actions that happen now. If you do something every day, or sometimes, or usually, or every Saturday, you use the simple present tense.3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
The inhabitants of an island off the coast of Australia have hit back at a Taiwanese television report that branded them cold-blooded killers of koala bears.
The Taiwan-based ETTV station labelled Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, a 'killing ground' where farmers indiscriminately shot koalas.9 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
Possums are running riot in New Zealand more than 150 years after they were introduced from Australia.
An estimated 70 million brush-tailed possums are munching their way through the country's forests, competing for food with native animals, endangering rare ground-dwelling birds by eating their eggs and spreading tuberculosis to cattle.18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Australian scientists have confirmed the existence of a purple wallaby previously considered an Outback legend.
Almost 80 years ago a French-born Australian biologist, A. S. Le Souf, first described a wallaby - a smaller relative of the kangaroo - with purple fur around its face and neck in northwest Queensland, around the mining town of Mount Isa.20 Oct 2001 - 12:00am
Why don't scavenging animals get food poisoning?
It is not true that scavenging animals simply eat any decaying food and survive only because they have a stronger body. In fact, intelligence is their most important weapon.12 Aug 2000 - 12:00am