The endangered Leadbeater’s Possum also known as the Fairy Possum, is an Australian threatened species. These tiny marsupials are only found in the central highland old growth mountain ash forests of Victoria, Australia. The Leadbeater’s Possum was rediscovered in Australia on the 3rd April 1961, after 50 years of being presumed extinct. Their population dropped below 1000 since the disastrous Continue reading LEADBEATER’S POSSUM AWARENESS WEEK 2013
LOOKOUT FOR A STOLEN EMU from Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney, and some injured people with Emu claw marks on them, who put a big bird of 50kg through a lot of stress stealing her, causing distress for her Emu mate awaiting her return!.. Please share this news to make others aware, and hopefully someone will see this Emu, especially wherever she shouldn’t be now!
Read the full news story by The Sydney Morning Herald: Emu-nappers leave a trail of feathers
NSW Police Force: Latest Media Releases: Police on the case of stolen emu – Blacktown (Tuesday, 12 February 2013 04:49:57pm)
STOLEN EMU on the LATE NEWS on Channel Ten ~ 13th February 2013: The Stolen Emu news story at Featherdale Wildlife Park is after the news stories about the 2 fire fighters killed near Harrietville battling bushfire, missing quad-bike rider Paul Pyke found alive near Perth & other short news stories… (Stolen Emu story @ 4:45 minute mark of this 6:05 minute video)
FEATHERDALE WILDLiFE PARK STOLEN EMU iN THE NEWS:
- The Sydney Morning Herald: Emu-nappers leave a trail of feathers
- Blacktown Sun: Police search for stolen Featherdale emu
- The Australian: Adult emu stolen from Featherdale Wildlife Park after being thrown over two electrified fences
- The Herald Sun: Stolen emu likely struggled with captors
- ABC Sydney: Emu stolen from a Sydney wildlife park
- Channel 9 News National: Stolen emu likely struggled with captors
Look what i found while i was raking the leaves in my front garden today..
I found a very cute little baby Ringtail Possum, camouflaged in a pile of leaves.
Knox Leader News: Heat-stressed possums rescued in Boronia
The Possum Lady ~ Yvonne Cowling in Boronia ~ Shelter phone: 9762 3803
HUSKY DOG MiSHKA TALKiNG “I Love You” ~ Video uploaded on YouTube in 2008
Mishka the talking Siberian Husky was first seen on YouTube on the 7th February 2008, at the age of 5, and since then she has had over 81 million views of her first video. Mishka has had over 343 million views to all her videos on her YouTube channel.
Mishka is now 10 years old (born 16th June 2002), and has become well known for her talking and singing abilities. She has been featured on TV talk shows, radio commercials, and TV commercials. Mishka also has sisters, Laika the Talking Husky Puppy & Moki the Magnificent. Mishka’s name means Teddy Bear in Russian.
MORE MiSHKA ONLiNE:
Mishka’s Facebook page:
Mishka’s YouTube channel
Mishka’s Twitter account:
Mishka in 3D:
A loyal 12 year old German Shepherd named Tommy, attends mass every day at an Italian church, where his owner Maria Lochi’s funeral was held. Tommy was adopted by Maria as a stray, and would accompany her everyday to the Santa Maria Assunta church in the village of San Donaci, in Italy, and sit at her feet. Tommy is also known as Ciccio.
TOMMY / CiCCiO DOG iN THE WORLD NEWS:
- DAiLY MAiL ONLiNE: Loyal dog attends mass every day at church where owner’s funeral was held, waiting for her to return
- The HUFFiNGTON POST: German Shepherd Ciccio Attends Italian Church Of Santa Maria Assunta Mass Daily As He Mourns Late Owner Maria Lochi
- SUD iTALiA NEWS: Ciccio, the dog that always goes to church
- YAHOO NEWS: Loyal dog continues to attend mass at church where owner’s funeral was held
- OGGi.it: Il cane Ciccio aspetta in chiesa tutti i giorni la sua padrona, morta due mesi fa. E commuove tutti
- BRiNDISi OGGi.it: LA VERA STORIA DI TOMMY, ABBANDONATO DUE VOLTE
- MOTHER NATURE NETWORK: Dog attends Mass daily where owner’s funeral was held
TOMMY / CiCCiO DOG & MARiA LOCHi ON FACEBOOK:
AMiCi PER TOMMY ~ FRiENDS OF TOMMY: Amici Per Tommy Facebook
MARiA LOCHi FACEBOOK TRiBUTE PAGE: www.facebook.com/Maria.Lochi
TOMMY FACEBOOK PHOTOS BY NiCOLA ViTTi: www.facebook.com/Nikonarte.Fotografia
“On this day 2 years ago, my best friend and travel companion died. I still think about him almost everyday, but choose not to be sad, for I am lucky to have had 14 wonderful years of travel & adventure together with my dog, Sable’s spirit is always in my heart.”
~ Anton K. Kressnig (12th January 2013)
I first met Sable when he was a rescue dog* at the RSPCA Victoria animal shelter on Monday the 29th December in 1997. He was a Malamute / Dingo cross stray from the streets of Bayswater, aged 1 year old approximately. He was an unusual dog with a lot of energy and spirit, and liked to hug and hump everything that moved. He had a lot of love to give.
*Rescue Dog = A dog that is rescued from a possible euthanasia after being found as a stray, or a dog that has been saved from an abusive or neglectful home by an animal rescue organisation such as the RSPCA in Australia the ASPCA in the USA, or a dog that is simply no longer wanted or can no longer be cared for by its owner.
iN MEMORY OF KOKO The STAR of the RED MOViE
~ Tuesday 18th December 2012 ~
KOKO the Kelpie canine star of the Red Dog movie died in Perth on Tuesday the 18th December 2012, aged only 7 years old. Koko had a battle with congestive heart disease, after being diagnosed earlier this year. Koko the Red Cloud Kelpie became one of Australia’s best-known dogs when he starred in the award winning Red Dog film in 2011.
A Californian family were swept out to sea in 3 metre waves (10 foot surf) as they tried to rescue their dog Fran from the cold dangerous surf, at Big Lagoon beach in California.
The tragedy happened on the 26th November 2012, while Howard Kuljian and his family were out walking with their dog Fran on an overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach. They were throwing a stick for Fran to fetch at the water’s edge, when she was suddenly swallowed by a wave. Howard’s 16 year old son Gregory ran to save the family dog, but was taken by the surf as well. Howard aged 54 followed to save Gregory, then his wife Mary Scott aged 57 followed him to save him and their son, while their 18 year old daughter Olivia and Gregory’s girlfriend watched in horror on the shore.
Howard Kuljian’s body washed ashore, and rescuers eventually retrieved Mary Scott’s body, while Fran their dog made it back to shore on her own. Gregory Kuljian is missing, presumed dead.
Family Swept To Sea – November 26th, 2012 KobiTV video:
NEWS ABOUT THE KULJiAN FAMiLY DROWNiNG:
- CBS NEWS: Family swept out to sea in Calif. trying to save dog in high surf
- The HERALD SUN NEWS: US family drowns in effort to save dog
- The NEW ZEALAND HERALD: Family drowns trying to rescue dog
- The iNQUiSiTR: Couple Dies, Son Missing After Attempt To Save Dog From Drowning
Another incident of animal lovers drowning trying to save their pet: Massachusetts couple dies trying to rescue dog from lake