Animals In The NewsAnimals In The News: August 8th, 2020. Stray dogs, or so-called lost dogs, roamed free-roaming across Australia, often being accidentally dumped or stolen from owners. Believed to be descended from indigenous animals brought by early British explorers, the wandering brumby population has been estimated to be in the hundreds, with the highest concentration being in the alpine regions of Australia, which straddle the country's border with New South Wales. Having no sense of boundaries, the animals have been able to adapt to a wild west lifestyle by raiding abandoned houses, road kills and farms. In some areas they have even taken on the appearance of human families, particularly children. These "zoo cats" have become experts at stealing food and water from humans, resulting in massive fines imposed on those caught poaching for profit. Other animals in the news include koalas, which have learned to live entirely on koala trees. Koalas live in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, and Australia itself. Originating from Australia, koalas have adapted well to their arid environment, eating grasses, leaves, and other vegetation. They have excellent eyesight and can move silently. Koalas are very social animals that form mating groups and raise their young together. On this page you will find information about animals in free-roaming environments around the world. Primarily animals in the wild who display unusual behaviors, these animals range from bats to koalas, but it's a rare thing to see koalas in zoos! Amongst all animals in the news, Australia has had the dubious honor of hosting an exotic animal exhibit that ended up burning down. This was due to a lack of adequate security, and despite all the precautions, the fire caused considerable damage to the facility. There are many benefits of learning about animals in the wild, whether they're free wild, or domesticated. Animals provide food, shelter, and exercise - all of which are important to our well-being. It's also a lot of fun to interact with wild and free creatures. Think of the awe you'll have at a safari park when you're surrounded by hundreds of barking dogs! If you're afraid of animals in the wild, you can always build your own" Zoo" filled with animals that you like. One of the best ways to learn about animals is to see them in their natural habitats. The country of Thailand is home to some exotic mammals that are indigenous to the area and part of the culture there. Some of these animals include the more than two thousand species of mosquitoes known as Aedes. These animals feed on blood and are common in areas where malaria is common. You'll be surprised by the variety of animals in the wild that feed on mosquitoes - from shrews to hippos. Another good way to get to know animals in Thailand is to care for animals in your own backyard. Animals in your own back yard may not seem like real animals to you, but they are. You can keep chickens, horses, pigs, etc. and they will give you years of free or low-cost entertainment. If you love nature and the wild, you might consider taking on an apprentice for a few weeks. Becoming an apprentice is similar to working with wild animals in that you'll need to help the apprentice feed, groom, water and look after their needs. You'll also need to assist the apprentice clean up after the animals go wild. You'll be amazed at how many animals are willing to take care of you - especially if you don't mind cleaning up after them! There are also training schools for aspiring wildlife caretakers to train you in much the same way. Thailand has been named one of the world's top five green destinations. Tourism is the backbone of Thailand, so wild and native animals are protected by law. As long as tourists follow the rules and stay within the tourism industry, these laws don't interfere with your enjoyment of the wildlife. Take some time to see animals you've never seen before, and experience the beauty of this unique environment.