=The duck-billed platypus is one of the strangest creatures on the planet and its appearance is just one aspect of it. The unique mammal is only one of five extant species that are known to lay eggs and
Scientists say one of the world's most unique animal species, the duck-billed-platypus, is on "brink of extinction." The platypus is part-mammal, part-reptile — the only living mammal that lays eggs to
If you’re into birds, you know that they are extremely well-documented all over the world. Because of their important role in ecosystems and because they’re visible to the naked eye, scientists have carefully
Wildfires are a part of the natural rhythms of Australia's environment. But scientists haven't seen anything like this before. The country is grappling with some of the worst wildfires in its history.
These fires are homogenising the landscape. They benefit no species John Woinarski You have these incredibly savage blows and these animals have not evolved to cope with it Richard Kingsford Close to Western
All these periods of sudden, drastic species loss share patterns. That has worrying implications for the climate-driven losses we’re seeing now. Today’s biodiversity crisis is often referred to as the