Monthly Animal Fact – The Jesus Bird

Ed’s Note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

During my recent trip to Darwin I came across these awesome little birds and fell in love with them.

The Comb Crested Jacana is also known as the Lotusbird or the Jesus Bird, as it appears to walk on water.

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Monthly Animal Fact – The Tasmanian Devil

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

The Tassie Devil is the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. Go Tassie Devil. They were once found on the mainland also, but not anymore.

Devils usually mate in March and the babies are born in April, which makes them Easter babies! Continue reading

Facts on animal testing

This is what a happy bunny looks like

This is what a happy bunny looks like

The EU Ban on cosmetic testing is cause for a massive celebration. But you might be wondering what it all means.

I was pretty ignorant last year as to why companies continue to test on animals and what the tests involve. Since creating My Fair Lipstick I have learnt the following:

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Monthly Animal Fact – The Antechinus

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

It’s a day late but here is January’s animal fact….and it’s an Australian one.

Okay, these little guys are awesome. Perhaps not many people know about the antechinus. The antechinus is a tiny little marsupial native to Australia. They are super cute, but take it from me (personal experience) they bite!  Continue reading