Latest Kakadu National Park Stories

2011-04-19 12:02:00

TORONTO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Niko Papadatos, CEO and Founder of Niko Cosmetics Inc., has achieved the coveted USDA Certification for his new True USDA Certified Organic Skin Care line. Niko's innovative formula uses USDA-approved organic ingredients that do not contain harmful chemicals or fillers. Most manufacturers normally use 80 percent water as their base ingredient and 10 percent toxic preservatives, leaving only 10 percent of organic ingredients. Niko Cosmetics offers a...

2010-02-22 12:50:00

Thanks to the introduction of various non-native species to Australia throughout history, the country is overrun with feral animals. A new application developed by ecologists at the University of Adelaide to be published in the first issue of Methods in Ecology and Evolution, the new journal from the British Ecological Society, aims to improve the success of wildlife managers tasked with eradicating such problems. Often, strategies employed by government and wildlife managers can be at best...

2009-01-16 17:45:00

An Australian park ranger and his girlfriend, a park surveillance officer, say a giant crocodile butted their dinghy in a marshy area in Kakadu Park. The crocodile, which they estimated as close to 20 feet long, then stuck its head out of the water Tuesday and gave them a long look, Matt Dunley and Sarah Bentley told The Australian. They immediately abandoned their fishing trip. The couple and Bentley's sister, Megan, were on a tributary of the Alligator River. I heard this big whack under...

2008-07-15 03:00:21

Media Only Contact: iExplore, Inc. George Deeb Founder and CEO 312-492-9443 x102 pressrelease@iexplore.com iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today their list of Top Ten World Safari Experiences as determined by the iExplore team of world travel experts. 1. Kruger National Park, South Africa This is the place to see the Big Five - elephant, white rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. It is one of the most spectacular and diverse conservation areas on the planet with over...

Latest Kakadu National Park Reference Libraries

Black Wallaroo, Macropus bernardus
2013-06-07 13:34:52

The black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), also known as Woodward's wallaroo or Bernard's wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that can be found in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. This area occurs in mountainous habitat between Nabarlek and South Alligator River that contains open eucalyptus forests and closed forests. The black wallaroo is the smallest and most unique of all wallaroo species. It displays sexual dimorphism, with males appearing to be all black or dark...

Short-eared Rock Wallaby, Petrogale brachyotis
2012-10-27 14:50:54

The short-eared rock wallaby (Petrogale brachyotis) can be found in Northern and Western Australia and the far north areas of the Northern Territory. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas in savannahs, gorges, hills, and monsoon forests. Some experts have noted possible subspecies, but these are debatable and have not been classified under the short-eared rock wallaby. The short-eared rock wallaby is large in comparison to the other members in its genus, the monjon and the nabarlek. It...

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