Outback Queensland is the realm of bush poets, flying doctors, stampeding dinosaurs and wily stockmen. It’s here, in this rugged and remote region, that legends are born and legacies created. Amid the desert dust, you’ll discover a rich history of animal and human occupation that stretches back more than 95 millions years.
Hello everyone and welcome back to Earth Sanctuary's news diary. In addition to our Space Observatory project due for completion mid year, we are very excited to announce the television release of Outback Paramedic on Channel 9 on Sunday 6th March featuring the Earth Sanctuary team as they juggle work in the extreme outback as paramedics and as directors of operations at Earth Sanctuary. Remote, stunning, and dangerous. Hosted by Shane Jacobson, Outback Paramedic is the story of six paramedics (including three brothers) from Alice Springs who share their personal journey. This documentary provides a rare insight into the daily challenges faced by our Paramedics at the coalface of social change.
Using live action and 3D animation, these reconstructions present evidence that proves dinosaurs once roamed the Australian Outback in vast numbers.
The Australian outback is the driest place on the driest inhabited continent on the planet. It is a place you might expect to see kangaroos but certainly not waterbirds. Yet once every ten years, rains flood into dried-up river beds and head inland to create the largest lake in Australia, and 100,000 pelicans – a third of all the pelicans in Australia arrive for the event. Leaving their homes on coasts and harbors, they come to feed on fish washed in on the floods and on billions of brine shrimp and other crustaceans which hatch and grow to adulthood in a few days in water twice as salty as the Dead Sea. The pelicans have come home to court and raise as many families as possible before the water and the food disappear once more.