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Meet The Guy Who Quit His Job And Sold All His Belongings To Travel With His Cat

Talk about living your best life! Two and a half years ago, Rich East quit his job, sold all his belongings - including his house - and decided to travel across Australia, in his campervan with his beautiful black cat, Willow. And we could not be more jealous. 

Follow their adventure

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Meet Australia's Very Own Easter Bunny, The Greater Bilby!

The greater bilby is also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot, once occupied over 80 percent of Australia, but due to decades and decades of decline, they've become nearly extinct and only a handful of them exist in remote regions of Australia. Australian conservation groups are encouraging public awareness of the greater bilby by promoting the Easter bilby as an alternative to the Easter bunny. 

Story via National Geographic

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The Official Account Of Australia's Tourism Is Filled With Funny Animal Tweets

@Australia page on twitter is a win-win as far as we are concerned- it allows you to view the spectacular scenery of Australia while getting to know the cutest animals of the continent.    

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Over the past 30 years, the Taronga zoo in Sydney, Australia, has successfully bred over 40 Red Pandas, but until now they have never had triplets! So the zoo is proud to present its first ever triplet- Rohan, Ishwar and Mishry and they are the cutest creatures we have ever seen! At around 13 weeks of age, they're just starting to emerge from their nest box and find their paws, so you are all welcome to watch them or even better, visit them at the zoo while they're still tiny!

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The Cassowary Is One Of The Worlds Most Dangerous Bird (7 Images)

In the 2007 edition of the Guinness World Records lists the cassowary as the world's most dangerous bird. It is said that during World War II, American and Australian troops stationed in New Guinea were warned to steer clear of them. Not only are they frightening, but they're also out to get you. Enjoy the hilarious commentary by Imgur user, Rastixxx!

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Melbourne Zoo Has Installed The World's First Gym For Snakes In An Effort To Keep Them in Shape

If there is one thing people don't come to zoos to see, it is flabby snakes and couch potato lizards. Melbourne Zoo has found a way to keep its reptiles buff with the creation of a water gym they think is the first in the world. The real value lies not in getting whatever snakes have instead of abs rippling, but in keeping the precious captives healthy and hopefully happy. Via: IFLScience

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Only In Australia: a Special Hospital That Takes Care Of Orphaned Bats

Situated in rainforest in tropical Far North Queensland, Tolga Bat Hospital cares for up to 500 orphaned baby flying foxes each year and it will definitely restore your faith in humanity. According to their website, they "started in a very small way in 1990, responding to a story in the local paper. Hundreds of young Spectacled flying foxes had been orphaned by tick paralysis. We took two and the adventure began…". Visit Tolga Bat Hospital's website here(they run tours) and like them on Facebook.



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Roger ,The Iconic Ripped Australian Kangaroo, Has Died At The Age Of 12

Tributes are flowing in for the red kangaroo after he died of natural causes at the age of 12. Roger became an online sensation after photos showing his muscular physique went viral. In an emotional farewell, Roger's keeper said, "We have lost our beautiful boy."

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People Have So Many Feelings And Jokes About This Giant 6-Foot-Tall Australian Cow

Meet Knickers, Australia's biggest cow. He is apparently so big he cannot be slaughtered so is now living out his days as a "leader" for younger cattle in Australia's Southwest. Check out some of the funniest jokes about this giant creature. 

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Here's Something You Never Thought You Needed To Know: Why Wombat's Poop is Cube-Shaped

Wombats are the only animal on Earth with mysteriously shaped cubed poos. Researchers have now discovered more details about why and how the Australian marsupial does it. 



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Australian Police Rescued a Drowning Kangaroo At The Beach

Officers on the Mornington Peninsula sprung into action when a kangaroo jumped into choppy waters and got caught in a swell.

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US embassy in Australia Issues Apology For Sending A Cat Photo Instead Of a Meeting Invite

The United States' embassy in Canberra issued an apology after the US state department distributed a fake meeting invitation with a photo of a cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit. We really think that no apology is necessary in this case.   

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