Monthly Archives: May 2017
In the country of antipodes (part 2)
In the tropical rainforests on the west coast of Tasmania, places are still preserved where the human foot has never stepped. Therefore, part of the island was included in the list of “World Heritage Sites”. In the late 1980s, a series of stamps was released in Australia dedicated to representatives of the local fauna that are facing extinction. Controversial is the brand with the image of the famous Tasmanian tiger, which is sometimes called the marsupial wolf.
Tilacin, or the Tasmanian marsupial wolf, it is a zebra-shaped possum, it is also a “Tasmanian tiger” – one of those rare animals that a person surrounds with a halo of mystery and seeks to get at any cost. True, the current interest in this beast is somewhat late, since it is most likely posthumous. As far as is known, the last representative of this type of the largest marsupial cats (up to 90 centimeters in length) died in the Zoo in Hobart in 1933. Continue reading
In the country of antipodes (part 1)
There are so many green turtles on the Australian island of Heron in the Great Barrier Reef area that the water is literally teeming with them. Their population here is the largest in the world. In summer, females lay 60 to 200 eggs on reefs, and after two months offspring appear. Turtles freely walk around the island, and a tourist who returns to the hotel should not be surprised if he finds them in his room. This is not dangerous. On the ground, turtles are timid and slow, however, once in the water element, they are transformed. They become agile, agile, movements full of grace. And the strength of turtles is such that they can freely drag an adult on a rope. Naturally, by mutual agreement of the parties. Continue reading