55 different species of kangaroos

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by admin on November 3, 2015

There are 55 different species of kangaroos or macropods (big feet) as they are known zoologically in Australia, ranging from the rabbit-sized long-nosed potoroo to the red kangaroo of the inland deserts and the great grey kangaroo of the open forests. The most common large species of kangaroo living in the dense forests of eastern […]

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Australian Platypus is Ancient

Australian Platypus

by admin on November 3, 2015

Inhabiting the Australian ecosystems are some of the last of the mammals that evolved in the Southern Hemisphere, the most ancient egg-laying monotreme mammals, platypus and echidna, that feed their young on milk & have reptile-like skeletons. The platypus that swam in the rivers around the feet of the dinosaurs 120 million years ago is […]

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Great Southern Land Cryptozoology

Great Southern Land Cryptozoology

by admin on November 3, 2015

The Australian continent has never been connected to Asia, divided from it by the Wallace line between Indonesia and New Guinea, as can be seen in this Google earth image. Asian animals are found to the west of that line so there are no apes, monkeys, squirrels, cats, deer and pigs native to the island […]

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Gary at the Royal Zoological Society

Gary at the Royal Zoological Society

by admin on November 3, 2015

Gary Opit was the first person to present a cryptozoological study to a scientific forum when he exhibited a yowie footprint, a bunyip skull, illustrations & detailed descriptions at the Dangerous Zoology Forum of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales on 2 November 2013 at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Having been a scientific […]

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Gary on the Tamborine Skywalk

November 3, 2015
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Gary Opit wrote all the interpretive panels in the ecological information centre & along the tracks & canopy walk of the Tamborine Skywalk on Tamborine Mountain behind the Gold Coast, opened in 2009. The ecological information room, the rainforest tracks and the canopy walk with interpretive panels of the Tamborine Skywalk is the only facility […]

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Gary Guides the Finding Bigfoot Crew

November 3, 2015
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The Animal Planet ‘Finding Bigfoot’ TV documentary film team, including Mat Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, Bobo, & Rennie came to Australia & filmed a two-hour special on the Yowie after I wrote to them & they filmed a re-enactment on 10 May 2012 of my close encounter with a yowie at the actual location when this […]

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Meet Gary on Vision Walks Eco Tours

November 3, 2015
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Gary Opit works with Wendy Bithell’s Vision Walks Eco Tours operating out of Byron Bay, taking guests on Yowie Tours exploring the localities where well-known encounters over decades has taken place on Springbrook Mountain & Natural Bridge, Numinbah Valley. Gary also takes wildlife tours looking at wild koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, birds, reptiles, invertebrates & […]

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19 years on ABC NSW North Coast Local Radio Station 94.5 FM

November 3, 2015
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Gary Opit is the wildlife expert / environmental consultant for ABC NSW North Coast Local Radio Station 94.5 FM and has a regular weekly live-to-air talk-back radio broadcast at 6-20 every Wednesday morning, 52 weeks of the year, which has been operating for 19 years since February 1997. I receive listener’s calls from the Gold […]

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International Athena Foundation Earth Champion, Gary Opit

November 3, 2015
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In August 2003, the International Athena Foundation and Byron Shire Council awarded Gary Opit the title of ‘Earth Champion’. I am listed in their interactive Knowledge Pond Website for my work for the understanding and the protection of the Earth’s natural environment having been heavily involved with conservation organizations since the early 1960s. I have […]

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I am an Environmental Consultant

November 3, 2015
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Gary Opit photographed by internationally acclaimed photographer Matt Hoyle & published in his book ‘Encounters with the strange and unexplained’ published by The Five Mile Press, Victoria, Australia 2007. I am an environmental consultant with a field research and public relations career spanning 40 years working in north eastern NSW, south eastern Queensland, north eastern […]

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