Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2019 #3: Dingo

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Maloo the Dingo (Canis lupus ssp. dingo) meets the public

Maloo, an Alpine Dingo, is the oldest of the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park’s resident dingos (Canis lupus ssp. dingo). She is accompanied by Maliki (white spot on back) and Echo (the youngest; rangers describe him as being in his terrible twos).

Maloo the Dingo (Canis lupus ssp. dingo)

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2019 #2: Tasmanian Devil

Monday, 12 August 2019
Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) having a scratch

A Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) having a scratch

Tasmanian devils have a fairly short life span (about 7 years), so I’m pleased to see these guys again.

Tassie devil brothers spponing in the morning sun

Tassie devil brothers spooning in the morning sun

Einstein (who has a white stripe across his back that is not visible in this group of pictures) and his brother are facial tumour disease-free, but like other Dasyurids, Tassie devils are susceptible to other types of cancers as well. Einstein has a tumour on his rear end and is receiving medication to make him more comfortable.

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2019 #1: Greater Bilby

Sunday, 11 August 2019
Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis)

In the two years since my last visit, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park has added, expanded or repurposed a number of its exhibits. One of the additions is the Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) enclosure, where animals from the breeding program spend their daytime hours before they are moved back to their private enclosure for the evening.

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Opt out of My Health Record NOW

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

How:
https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/how-tos-categories/opt-out-or-cancel

Why:

My Health Record
What we and others think of My Health Record
Australian Privacy Foundation


There is no social licence for My Health Record. Australians should reject it
The Australian Digital Health Agency’s bullish approach to My Health Record shows it learned no lessons from the UK’s disastrous version
Julia Powles
The Guardian
20 July 2018


‘We desperately need this data’: NIB boss wants members’ digital health records
Nassim Khadem
The Sydney Morning Herald
21 July 2018


My Health Record privacy framework ‘identical’ to failed UK scheme, expert says
Care.data was cancelled because drug and insurance companies were able to buy patient data
Naaman Zhou
The Guardian
Sun 22 Jul 2018


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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 7, A final look

Thursday, 2 November 2017
A view from the riverside walk

A view from the riverside walk

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)

Large fish on freshwater side of the weir

Large fish on freshwater side of the weir

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 6, Wood duck

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck / maned duck / maned goose (Chenonetta jubata)

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Lane Cove National Park, 2017: Part 5, Eastern water dragon & brush turkey

Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii)

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii)

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii). Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii). Photo by Hapsis.

As it happens, Eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii) and brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) are partial to a bit of apple or pear–

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

— to the point of fighting over it.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

Eastern water dragon vs. brush turkey. Photo by Hapsis.

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