What to know about the yeti and its new habitat in the Great Barrier Reef
It’s a species that has become so popular in the past few years that the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is now asking people to send in photos and video of themselves snapping photos of yeti wildlife, the official Twitter account for the state’s Department of Natural Resources announced today.
But the official account didn’t offer a link to anyone’s photo.
Instead, the account provided the photo and video only to the official department Twitter account, @DPNR_QLD, which the official @DPNF_QL said had not yet received the photos.
The department’s tweet about the photo is the same as the department’s official account on the Great Seal of Australia website.
The tweet about photos and videos from the department was made at 1:50 p.m. and the official photo was made on June 23, about an hour after the department tweeted the new species’ new habitat.
The Department of Land, Wildlife and Environment confirmed that the department is looking for new species photos, videos, or video of yetis and is now using its Twitter account to encourage people to share photos of wildlife in its new wildlife area, called the yetis Wildlife and Habitat Reserve.
“If you have any wildlife or habitat footage, please email us at [email protected],” the department said in a statement on its official Twitter page.
“The Department has taken a proactive approach to the conservation of the yetic, and will continue to do so as this new habitat develops,” the statement added.
But it’s not clear how often the department posts such photos, or how many people have uploaded photos of their wildlife.
While there are no official numbers on the number of yetits in Queensland, it’s estimated that there are about 2,000 in the state, and more than 1,000 are found in the Southern Ocean.
The state government has said it hopes to identify a new species in the region within the next two to three years.