Baby turtles released onto the beach at Mon Repos Conservation Park in Queensland © Lauren Bath

Mon Repos Conservation Park, Mon Repos, Queensland © Lauren Bath

8 wildlife events to catch in summer

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Did you know?

Christmas Island is also home to the world’s largest land crab – the robber or coconut crab – which can measure up to a metre (3 feet) claw-to-claw and can live for up to 100 years.

An orca swimming in waters near Bremer Bay © Keith Lightbody

Orca, Bremer Bay, Western Australia © Keith Lightbody

Fun fact

Even though they are sometimes called killer whales, orcas are actually from the dolphin family.

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A boat viewing a colony of fur seals at Phillip Island © Wildlife Coast Cruises

Fur Seals, Phillip Island, Victoria © Wildlife Coast Cruises

Hiker crouched next to a wombat along the Maria Island Walk  © Tourism Australia

Wombat, Maria Island, Tasmania © Tourism Australia

Fun fact

Wombats are thought to be the only animal that does cube-shaped poops, which they prefer to leave atop rocks.

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A riflebird in a tree in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland © FNQ Nature Tours/James Boettcher

Riflebird, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland © FNQ Nature Tours/James Boettcher

A Rosenberg’s Goanna at a termite mound on Kangaroo Island © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Rosenberg’s goanna, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Emu chicks walk alongside an adult emu in Coffin Bay National Park © Australian Coastal Safaris

Emus, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia © Australian Coastal Safaris