Birds flying above wetlands at Yellow Water in Kakadu National Park © Gary Topic

Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park, NT

8 wildlife events to catch in spring

Koala and joey in a tree in Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island  © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Koalas, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Did you know?

When a koala joey is born it’s the size of a jellybean. It also has no hair or ears and is blind.

The Wingecarribee River in Berrima © Destination NSW

Wingecarribee River, Southern Highlands, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Fun fact

Platypuses have a sixth sense and can find food by detecting electrical signals with its bill.

Swimmers with humpback whales at Ningaloo Marine Park © Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo

Humpback Whales, Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia © Exmouth Dive and Whalesharks Ningaloo

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A Southern Cassowary in the Daintree National Park in Queensland © FNQ Nature Tours

Southern Cassowary, Daintree National Park, Queensland © FNQ Nature Tours

Fun fact

Cassowaries eat their own poop, which usually contains lots of half-digested fruit.

Comb-crested Jacana hops between water lilies in Kakadu National Park © Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris

Comb-crested Jacana, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris

A superb lyrebird in Croajingolong National Park in East Gippsland © Echidna Walkabout

Superb Lyrebird, East Gippsland, Victoria © Echidna Walkabout

Aerial of a Naturaliste Charters boat alongside whales near Dunsborough © Tourism Australia

Southern right whales, Dunsborough, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

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