A menacing roar announces the attack of the mean earth- munching Crusha Grumkin. If Rumble the Yowie cannot stop Crusha, the natural desert habitat with its animals will be totally destroyed. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates — Rumble the Redgum Yowie
The murky Oooze Grumkin invades the pristine waterways, turning them into mud. Crag, the Mangrove Yowie, must find a way to get rid of this evil menace before the habitat is destroyed. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates — Crag the Mangrove Yowie
It takes a lot to upset the peace-loving Yowie Boof, but when the tiger-toothed tree-chomping Gnash Grumkin arrives and endangers Boof’s beloved rainforest, this Yowie has to take a stand. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates — Boof the Bottlebrush Yowie
The smelly Sludge Grumkin leaves trash all over Ditty’s tidy habitat. Yowie and friends try to convince Sludge to leave, but when that fails, it looks as if they will all be buried under foul-smelling trash. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates — Ditty the Lillipilli Yowie
The fiery flame-fanning Spark Grumkin threatens to engulf the forest in fire. It is up to Nap, the wisest of all the Yowie, to stop him. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates – Nap the Honeygum Yowie
The oily, sticky Crudd Grumkin spills into the waterways, threatening to kill everything in its path. Squish must fight the to save her habitat and help her animal friends. Find out what happens in the book by Jim Peronto and James W. Bates – Squish the Fiddlewood Yowie
Tree-dwelling tool maker
Living only in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, these large animals spend almost all of their time in the trees, except for older males which spend significant time on the ground. The orangutan, Asia’s only great apes species, can live up to 60 years in the wild.
Funny facial hair
These white bearded and mustached mammals live in the dense mountain and lowland jungles of Central and South America, where they need large areas of healthy forests.
Social network primates
The Mandrill hangs out in huge groups as large as 600 to 1,500 individuals.
A star from Myanmar
The radiating star pattern of the Burmese Star Tortoise helps them hide in both the bamboo thickets and dry straw underbrush of Myanmar.
Singing stars of the sea
Among these giants of the ocean, the female is actually larger than the male and only the male sings. They learn different dialects of the whale song from their own local population, just like humans!
21st century monkey
The Kipunji Monkey, which lives in the highland regions of Tanzania, is known for using its distinctive bark-honk call to communicate among its species.
A giraffe in Zebra pants
Okapi are related to the Giraffe and they appear on the currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo — the only country they exist. Okapi have long tongues to help them remove leaves from trees.
Largest coastline Carnivora
Living mostly in sub-Antarctic waters for more than 9 months a year, Southern Elephant Seals only come to land to breed or molt. This earless seal is the largest Carnivora species and can weigh up to 2,000 pounds!
Sudden deep sea survival
The Blue Shark can be found off the coasts of every continent but Antarctica. It is a medium-sized shark species that can produce from 5 to 105 pups per litter. Once born, mother sharks leave their pups to survive on their own.
Ears up, chilled out
Guanacos communicate in many different ways. Ears up means they are relaxed. Living in South America, Guanacos use their lips like fingers to pick up and draw food into their mouths, similar to other ungulate species.
Angels of the forest
This beautiful, white Lemur is found in the northeastern part of Madagascar, with only about 250 alive in the wild today. They are nicknamed the ‘Angel of the Forest’ due to their creamy white fur.
Tall tales with long tails
The Fossa is the largest predator in Madagascar and they specialize in eating Lemurs. Mongooses are the closest relative to the Fossa.
Not so nosey
These coastal and riverine dolphins live in ocean and freshwater inlets in Southeast Asia. They are found in mangroves, rivers, and lakes across much of the region, although these dolphins are now becoming increasingly rare.
The Andean Bear is also known as the Spectacled Bear because its face markings make it look like it is wearing glasses or spectacles.
Largest living feline
The Amur Tiger lives primarily in Russia, where it has made a spectacular comeback since the 1930s, when the population fell as low as 20–30 animals.
The Cheetah is the fastest land mammal, known to run as fast as 61 miles per hour. There are currently only 8,000 known to be roaming in southwestern, eastern, and central Africa.
Silent solitary snowy mountain cat
This big cat has a white coat with black spotted rosettes that helps it hide and allows it to hunt undetected. Scientists estimate that at least 4,000 snow leopards now live across the species’ mountainous range.
Basking in the sun
The Madagascar Day Gecko can often be found basking in the sun while hiding in the leaves and trees of the eastern coast of Madagascar. They are also the largest species of Gecko and can reach as long as 10 inches!
Small sizes small numbers
The Kihansi Spray Toad is endemic to a small area at the base of a waterfall near the Kihansi River in Tanzania. A captive breeding program has greatly increased their numbers and they are now being reintroduced into the wild.
Elusive eight-decade disappearance
This beautiful ground-dwelling bird had not been seen for more than 81 years until 1997 when one was live trapped and released. Deforestation has been extensive on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra and is a main threat to this rare species.