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Your guide to encouraging local fauna to visit your backyard

Want a visit from native bees, birds, beneficial insects or even bandicoots? Here’s how to attract them.

05 Apr. 2024 4 min read

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5 frogs to listen out for if you live in South Australia

Here’s how you can identify the frog sounds in your own backyard, and why it’s so valuable to know where they live.

19 Mar. 2024 7 min read

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How to spend a day in South Australia’s Cleland Wildlife Park

Want to make the most of your visit to this iconic park? We’ve got you covered with this one-day itinerary.

04 Mar. 2024 4 min read

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5 ways digital technology is helping monitor wildlife

This World Wildlife Day find out how digital technology is helping us better understand and monitor native wildlife.

03 Mar. 2024 2 min read

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Coming soon: a new home for Cleland’s koalas!

Cleland Wildlife Park’s koalas are in for a treat as construction of their state-of-the-art home gets underway!

28 Feb. 2024 1 min read

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What to do if there’s a possum in your roof

Do you have an uninvited furry housemate? Here’s your guide on what to do when possums have taken up residence in your roof.

20 Feb. 2024 4 min read


What to expect when you’re expecting… a dog

About to buy a dog? Here’s a video with everything you need to know!

22 Dec. 2023 1 min read

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How to help native animals in hot weather

As the weather warms up, you might be keen to know about ways you can support local wildlife. Here are the basics.

08 Dec. 2023 6 min read

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5 things you didn’t know about sea lions and their pups

Discover the captivating world of Seal Bay’s cherished residents on Kangaroo Island by preparing for your visit with these fast facts.

16 Nov. 2023 3 min read

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Everything you need to know about South Australia’s migratory shorebirds

Did you know that there are migratory shorebirds that return to Adelaide each year to spend summer feeding along our coastline and avoiding the cold in the northern hemisphere, in places like Russia and Alaska?

03 Nov. 2023 6 min read

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How to bring birds to your garden

There’s nothing like the sweet tweet of birds in your garden. This National Bird Week (16-22 October) we’re taking you through how to attract them – without a seed feeder.

17 Oct. 2023 3 min read

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Find out more about South Australia’s western quolls

You may have stumbled upon recent media coverage about the elusive western quoll - so take a moment to get acquainted with this captivating marsupial.

29 Sep. 2023 3 min read


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