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July 2002

Delve deeper into hot topics featured in July’s Geographica articles with help from our all-new Resources. Click on a link, pick up a periodical, browse through a book, and explore! Find the full story in this month’s issue of National Geographic.
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To Hunt or Not to Hunt?Permanent PaintElephant RecountEchidna Courtship

Echidna Courtship

In Australia, July means winter and breeding time for the short-beaked echidna. As many as ten males may pursue a female, which later curls up and lays a single egg in the pouch on her belly.

Web Links

Pelican Lagoon Research Centre
Visit Kangaroo Island, South Australia, where scientists and volunteer visitors study Australian habitats.

Conservation Volunteers Australia
Follow international volunteers as they work on conservation projects in urban, regional, and remote Australia.

Free World Map

Rismiller, Peggy. The Echidna: Australia’s Enigma. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1999.

Strahan, Ronald, ed. Mammals of Australia. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.

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