THE UK's only dusky pademelons
are set to make their public debut at Chester Zoo.
On a nocturnal visit, you could even run into animals such as pademelons
, wallabies and possums.
Wombats, quolls, potoroos, little penguins, giant lobsters and pademelons
all populate the pages of this eco-adventure with Brooklyn nature writers Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson, but it's the elusive, thought-to-be-extinct Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) they track that is at the mysterious center of it all.
Glen Threlfo's heard George pause from his song to spew out a mass of angry animal sounds rarely heard: shrieking possums, fighting pademelons
, general squeals.
With prey larger than themselves, such as pademelons
Queensland is rich in natural beauty with rain forests, dry deserts, white sandy beaches and rivers, and wombats, wallabies, wallaroos, pademelons
, bettongs, kangaroos, lizards, crocodiles and snakes.
We caught pademelons
peering at us from the side of the road, transfixed by the headlights; we walked across the oldest bridge in the continent; we stared at the magnificent 'organ pipes' dolerite formations of Mount Wellington, stirred by the knowledge that Charles Darwin had climbed that mountain nearly 200 years ago.