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The ‘Common Wombat’…what’s in a name?

Currently, there are three extant species of Wombat: The ‘Northern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus krefftii) listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ The ‘Southern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus latifrons) listed as ‘Near Threatened’ The ‘Common Wombat’ (Vombatus Ursinus) listed at ‘Least Concern’. The ‘Common Wombat’, was first documented by colonial settler, George Shaw in 1800. The perception this title creates, is that …

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Bat Watching: The Echo Meter Touch

Bats. Found on every continent (except Antarctica), they are the only mammal species capable of true and sustained flight. Flight, which is more manoeuvrable than birds and that in some species, can reach speeds of over 160km/h. They come in all shapes and sizes, from Thailand’s minuscule Hog-nosed Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai), only 29mm!, to the …

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