Movies

Footage of a pair of Whiptail Wallabies mating, as well as the dominant male protecting his female from the advances of another male. Note that some of the footage here is more explicit than you would normally see in a wildlife documentary. Sorry for the poor quality of the sound; several planes were flying overhead and it was raining, but I wanted to keep the soundtrack so you could hear the male's threatening grunts.
Duration (min:sec):
4:58

A male sniffing a female's urine to determine her sexual receptivity. He exhibits the flehmen posture, which opens up the passage to the vomernasal organ--used for detecting pheromones. Although nowhere near as distinct as in ungulates, it is still the same posture. He then shakes his head a few times to clear the excess urine and decides that she's not ready yet, and loses interest. See a series of better quality still images under Breeding.
Duration (min:sec):
0:26

An eastern grey kangaroo (macropus giganteus) licking her pouch and cleaning her joey. Note at 1:20 the female spreads her arms and leans forward. This is her cue for the joey to return to the pouch. This is usually accompanied by a clucking sound (which unfortunately I didn't catch on film). She doesn't let the joey in at other times because she is trying to teach it to come when called.
Duration (min:sec):
1:30

An eastern grey kangaroo (macropus giganteus) eating grass and licking her arm.
Duration (min:sec):
0:47

My first attempt at doing digital video. A calf trying to get milk from a bull. It was rejected by Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, so you know it must be funny! (This is the show that thinks vomiting babies is the height of humour.)
Duration (min:sec):
1:01

A northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) running around his cage.

Soundtrack: Scheming Weasel & Lachaim - Kevin MacLeod
Duration (min:sec):
3:55

A spotted-tailed quoll at Currumbin Sanctuary, running around her enclosure and grooming herself.
Duration (min:sec):
5:10

These are wild flying foxes that live at the Woodend Nature Centre in Ipswich. Definitely worth going to if you're into flying foxes (otherwise known as fruit bats). It features the Black flying-fox (Pteropus alecto) and the Grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus).
Duration (min:sec):
0:50

A pair of red-legged pademelons engaging in social grooming. The male gives the female quite a thorough licking.
Duration (min:sec):
0:51

Close look at a female wallaroo. Listen for the growling of a male grey kangaroo towards the end of the movie when she gets too close.
Duration (min:sec):
0:38

A whiptail wallaby with a joey at foot. See the joey suckling, learning how to groom himself, and diving for the safety of mother's pouch when she is alarmed.
Duration (min:sec):
2:13

Some footage of tasmanian devils from my holiday in Tasmania. It starts off with a brother practising mounting his sister (they are both too young to breed) and then fighting over chunks of meat. (You can find screenshots from this movie under Tasphilia.)
Duration (min:sec):
1:13

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