Watch me wallabies feed, mate, watch me wallabies feed

New Zealand is home to numerous introduced species that do so well in the wild that they have become pest species. Probably the largest and least known (outside of South Canterbury and Rotorua) are Australian wallabies. Dama wallabies (Macropus eugenii) were released around Rotorua in 1912. I’m sure it seemed…


Hyraxes invade Ulva Island!

Beware the hyraxes! According to a photo on TVNZ’s website, they have invaded Ulva Island. Errors like this turn up regularly in the media….. I’ve written to suggest they replace the photo with one of an actual rat, or, at the very least, an actual rodent.