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2009-07-24 09:00:34

The British Broadcasting Corp. and two other TV networks have ended plans for a commercial Internet TV service in the United Kingdom, officials say. The networks now say they will sell the technology for the project to Arqiva, which aims to launch a video-on-demand service in the United Kingdom a few months. Known as Project Kangaroo, the original commercial version of the the BBC's iPlayer Internet TV service would have allowed users to download almost any BBC show. But, the project...

2009-06-30 11:28:54

Despite slanted public opinion about dingoes in Australia, one sanctuary in Victoria is trying to revive the disappearing population of dogs that have settled in Australia for more than 5,000 years. Lyn and Peter Watson have worked with canines for years. Lyn is an internationally renowned sight hound expert and a qualified all breeds dog judge. Peter was the first to reside as President of the Victorian Canine Association. Together, the Watsons have created the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and...

2009-06-17 13:55:00

Wild Australian dingoes could prove to be beneficial to small native animals and even cattle farmers, according to new research.Reporting in the Royal Society's journal Proceedings B, Dr. Mike Letnic from the University of Sydney said that despite common fears that dingoes threaten certain animal populations, they could actually help smaller native creatures stay alive by killing other animals that pose dangers to their existence.The dingo is known to hunt kangaroos, which feed off of plants...

2009-03-09 13:17:51

An Australian woman said her husband wrestled a 6-foot-tall kangaroo into a headlock and threw it out of the family home after it jumped in through a window. Verity Beman said the marsupial jumped through a window at about 2 a.m. Sunday and landed on the bed she shares with her husband, Beat Ettlin, at their Garran, Australia, home, CNN reported Monday. She said the home is on the border of a kangaroo reserve. At first, he (Ettlin) thought it was a lunatic ninja, Beman said. It leaped...

2008-12-09 14:25:00

Only months after being told to save the world from climate change by consuming kangaroos, Australians were urged Tuesday to start eating camels to keep them from wreaking environmental havoc. Australia's population of more than a million feral camels "” the largest wild herd on earth "” is out of control and damaging fragile desert ecosystems and water sources, according to a three-year study. In attempt to make its case, the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Center, which...

2008-11-19 11:27:30

Two Wisconsin residents said their apparently cursed Florida vacation included having to seek countless permits to travel with their pet kangaroo. Larry and Diana Moyer of Beaver Dam, Wis., said for each state they traveled through with a kangaroo and goat, they had to receive permits as well as find alternative housing for the animals when their vacation went south, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune said Wednesday. The animals were part of Ricky's White Tails and Exotics farm and the couple decided...

2008-11-18 10:56:25

Australian researchers said Tuesday that kangaroo's are genetically similar to humans and may have first evolved in China. They said they had for the first time mapped the genetic code of Kangaroos and found it similar to the genome for humans.  "There are a few differences, we have a few more of this, a few less of that, but they are the same genes and a lot of them are in the same order," Center of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics Director Jenny Graves told reporters in Melbourne. "We...

2008-10-30 12:00:24

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As cars and crews are preparing for the season-ending 2008 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, AT&T and Kangaroo TV are preparing to launch an innovative Video On Demand (VOD) feature on all 500 AT&T Williams bespoke Kangaroo handheld TVs that will be deployed at the event. The new VOD feature on Kangaroo TV will allow viewers to select videos and podcasts in English and Portuguese and enable AT&T to better communicate the...

2008-10-27 18:20:00

Using a borrowed spy satellite to spot this species' distinctive burrow entrances, researchers track their numbers in hopes of protecting biodiversity on the Carrizo Plain in south-central California The Carrizo Plain National Monument in south-central California is the largest single native grassland remaining in the state. One of its denizens is a small creature known as the giant kangaroo rat, which has spent decades on both the federal and state endangered species lists while eking...

2008-10-16 10:43:02

One species faces possible extinction this century As concerns about the effects of global warming continue to mount, a new study published in the December issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology finds that an increase in average temperature of only two degrees Celsius could have a devastating effect on populations of Australia's iconic kangaroos. "Our study provides evidence that climate change has the capacity to cause large-scale range contractions, and the possible extinction of...

Latest Kangaroo Reference Libraries

Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii
2013-08-21 14:39:46

The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), also known as the darma wallaby or dama wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in western and southern areas of Australia. It has also been introduced into areas of Australia where it once lived and into New Zealand. It prefers a habitat within grassland areas. The tammar wallaby was first discovered in 1817 by a French naturalist named Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest. He found the wallaby on Ile Eugene, an island off the coast of Southern Australia, and...

Goodfellow’s Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus goodfellowi
2013-08-19 13:25:33

Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi), also known as the ornate tree-kangaroo, is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea and along the border of Irian Jaya in Indonesia. This species received its scientific name in honor of Walter Goodfellow, a British zoological collector. This species holds two recognized subspecies, Dendrolagus goodfellowi goodfellowi and Buergers' tree-kangaroo. Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of...

Doria’s Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus dorianus
2013-08-19 10:46:25

Doria’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus dorianus) is a marsupial that can be found in New Guinea. It prefers a habitat within montane forests, at elevations between 1,968 and 11,975 feet. The species was given its scientific name by Edward Pierson Ramsay in 1883, in honor of Giacomo Doria. It is one of the largest species in its genus, reaching an average body length between 1.6 and 2.5 feet, with an average tail length between 1.4 and 2.1 feet. Its body is typically dark brown in color, while...

Matschie's Tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus matschiei
2013-08-19 10:43:00

Matschie's tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is a marsupial that is only found on the Huon Peninsula of northeastern New Guinea. Its other common name, the Huon tree-kangaroo, is derived from its restricted location, although it does appear on the neighboring island of Umboi where it is thought to have been introduced. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests or deciduous forests and is typically found in northeastern areas of the island. Matschie’s tree-kangaroo can...

Grizzled Tree-Kangaroo, Dendrolagus inustus
2013-08-16 10:25:08

The grizzled tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus inustus) is a marsupial that can be found in western and northern areas of New Guinea. Its range also includes the island of Yapen, and it is thought to possibly occur on Waigeo and Salawati, although this has not been confirmed. It prefers a habitat within mid-montane and lowland tropical forests. It has been found in both primary and secondary forests. This species is rare to encounter, but it is thought to occur in larger numbers in areas where...

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