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Backyard Buddies is an education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Get to know your local animals and plants. Find out how to help them thrive!

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Every winter, humpback whales migrate up to 10,000 kilometres from Antarctica to warmer sub-tropical waters along the Australian coast. Here, females will give birth, returning to Antarctica with their young in spring and summer. 🐋💗

Female humpbacks give birth every 2-3 years after a gestation period of 11 months. A humpback whale calf is between 3-4.5 metres in length and can weigh one tonne! Its mother’s milk has a 35% fat content, and a nursing calf can gain more than 45 kg daily during its first weeks of life!

#backyardbuddies #fnpw #australianwildlife

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Every winter, humpback whales migrate up to 10,000 kilometres from Antarctica to warmer sub-tropical waters along the Australian coast. Here, females will give birth, returning to Antarctica with their young in spring and summer. 🐋💗

Female humpbacks give birth every 2-3 years after a gestation period of 11 months. A humpback whale calf is between 3-4.5 metres in length and can weigh one tonne! Its mother’s milk has a 35% fat content, and a nursing calf can gain more than 45 kg daily during its first weeks of life! 

#backyardbuddies #fnpw #australianwildlife 

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Humpback whale
1 week ago
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December is here, and this month is all about wildlife’s youngest! Baby #BackyardBuddies! 🐣

All #wildlife have unique names for their young ones. Did you know that ‘joey’ is the term for young marsupials like kangaroos, koalas, wombats and possums?

A baby echidna is called a ‘puggle’, whereas whale and dugong young are ‘calves’. Newborn emus are known as chicks; young swans, cygnets; baby spiders, spiderlings; and baby crocodiles are hatchlings.

What other Aussie baby animal names do you know? 💚

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Emu chick by Greg Scales (CC BY 2.0)
Kangaroo joey by Sandid
Koala by Holger Detje
Baby Wombat by Bangor Vineyard Shed (CC BY 2.0)
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