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How a Luxury Resort Is Hoping to Save Australia’s Wombats From a Deadly Epidemic

Wed Sep, 2018 By admin

Australia’s population of wombats is facing a mange crisis that threatens their very survival. Mange is a mite infestation that causes itching and discomfort so severe that affected animals give themselves sores and scabs from scratching. Those injuries tend to get infected and eventually kill the animal. Read more…

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Wombat at Bombo Beach a treat for early morning surfer

Wed Sep, 2018 By admin

Bombo’s resident wombat was spotted on the beach this morning. Surfer David Freel was up for an early morning surf at Bombo Beach when he saw the wombat and captured the rare sighting on camera. He shared the footage via social media and the Kiama Independent. “A little companion for my…

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Dead wombats walking: Seasonal nutrition and mange in free-ranging bare-nosed wombats

Wed Sep, 2018 By admin

Bare-nosed wombats are under threat from sarcoptic mange caused by the sarcoptic mange mite, Sarcoptes scabieii. Initially wombats suffer hair loss and become itchy, with the later stages of the disease leading to skin fissures, bacterial infections and ultimately death. Our study will identify how nutrition of free-ranging wombats…

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