Camera Traps – April 2022 accrued 50-cassowaries, 6-dingoes and 78-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers dropped by 51%, whilst dingoes fell by 22% and feral-pigs also dropped by 64%. Against April 2021, cassowaries were 25%-up, dingo numbers fell by 14% and feral-pig numbers also dropped by 28%.
Image highlights from March 2022
Progress of the cassowary chicks
Taiga and his two ten-month-old chicks, Sharon & Steve. Both sub-adults have been harassed by mother, Big Bertha, demanding dad relinquish his paternal duties in favour of reproduction, but it is not an easy separation at only 10-months.
Musky Rat-kangaroo – Hypsiprymnodon moschatus (Ramsay, 1876) – Daintree Rainforest – Cooper Creek Wilderness
Camera Trap Reporting
On top of the economic hardships of the recent COVID pandemic and its associated market restrictions, recent heavy rainfall has added tourism difficulties and played havoc upon satellite communications and the reliability of the Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps. Whilst ordinarily, Daintree Rainforest P/L would donate the full costs of the Daintree Rainforest Camera Trap Project, this year Daintree Rainforest Foundation LTD will have to shoulder the burden of camera replacement.