megafauna via Peter Trusler

Join EcoCentre Palaeontologist Ben Francischelli on a journey into the late Pleistocene, to take an in-depth glance at the Australian megafauna in all of their glory.

Australia was once home to a menagerie of bizarre beasts. 50,000 years ago, giant wombat-like marsupials the size of hippos thundered across the southern savannah.


Walking alongside them, were monstrous birds nicknamed the “demon ducks of doom”… and in the trees, one of the most terrifying predators that had ever evolved on the continent…


From sheep-sized echidnas, to giant goannas, Ben will be exploring their anatomy and the catastrophic event that wiped out almost all of the Australian megafauna.


This will be a dino-mite experience. Get ready to get jurassic!!!



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