The tenkile, also known as Scott’s tree-kangaroo, is a species of tree-kangaroo in the family Macropodidae. It is endemic to a very small area of the Torricelli Mountains of Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and by hunting.
Animalia Wildlife Shelter & Rescue cares for and rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. It currently operates in Frankston in Victoria but assists right across Victoria with wildlife issues.
The helmeted honeyeater is a distinctive and critically endangered subspecies of the yellow-tufted honeyeater. It exists in the wild only as a tiny relict population in Victoria, in the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve east of Melbourne. It is Victoria’s only endemic bird.
Dingoes play an important role as an apex predator, keeping natural systems in balance. A healthy Dingo population is good for small to medium-sized mammals (and reptiles and birds) because Dingoes suppress feral predators (cats and foxes) through direct predation and indirect interference (cats and foxes avoid them).
The Asian black bear, also known as the moon bear and the white-chested bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia and largely adapted to life in trees. It is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), mostly because of deforestation and hunting for its body parts.
The Leadbeater’s possum is a critically endangered nocturnal possum largely restricted to small pockets of alpine ash, mountain ash, and snow gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, north-east of Melbourne. There is a small, distinct population of lowland possums at the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve. Leadbeater’s possum is endemic to Victoria and is the faunal emblem of Victoria.