Tarnya Wells

Cancer ends with me!

2021 is my time to do something big for our mums, sisters, daughters, friends and loved ones living with cancer. I’m doing this Walk because no one should have to hear those two terrible words, “It’s cancer.”

This year, I’m committing to help the amazing women’s cancer researchers at WA’s Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. I’m training, fundraising and walking to support this cause. And I’d be so grateful for your support.

If you can’t join me (I’d love the company), please give generously to my fundraising page.

The Perkins is dedicated to helping the women in our lives. They’re focused on pioneering medical breakthroughs and discovering new treatments for this disease and they won’t stop until cancer is history. That means so much to me. Please help me, help them.

Let’s do this. Because cancer ends with me.

Please help me, help the Perkins.

Your Impact

So far this year I helped provide…

300 hours of medical research


hours of medical research

1,000 researchers equipped with protective clothing


per researcher equipped with protective clothing

1,000 of microscope slides


per microscope slide

Funds raised

Over the years



Tarnya Wells


Corrine, Breanna And Stacey

From cancelled movie night - from Tarnya, Corrine, Breanna and Stacey


Belinda Hackling

Great work at Tarns xx


Lisa Sue

Well done Tarns, best of luck xxx


Amy Mader


Sahara, Diesel, Sephora And Dodge X

Good luck Tarn x


Valerie Fowler


Holly Kirwan


Aqua Tots Swimming School

Great job Tarn !!


Russell Wells


Secret Santa

Well done T you'll smash it!



Wild asian water buffalo are larger and heavier than domestic buffalo, and weigh from 700 to 1,200 kg (1,500 to 2,600 lb). Their head-to-body-length is about 240 to 300 cm (94 to 120 in) with a 60 to 100 cm (24 to 39 in) long tail and a shoulder height of 150 to 190 cm (59 to 75 in). Both sexes carry horns that are heavy at the base and widely spreading up to 2 m (79 in) along the outer edges, exceeding in size the horns of any other living bovid. Their skin color is ash gray to black. The moderately long, coarse, and sparse hair is directed forward from the haunches to the long and narrow head. There is a tuft on the forehead, and the ears are comparatively small. The tip of tail is bushy, and the hooves are large and splayed. Wild water buffaloes occur in india, nepal, bhutan, thailand, and cambodia with unconfirmed population in myanmar. They have been extirpated in pakistan, bangladesh, laos and vietnam. They are associated with wet grasslands, swamps, and densely vegetated river valleys. In india, they are largely restricted to in and around kaziranga, manas, and dibru-saikhowa nation parks, laokhowa and burachapori wildlife sanctuaries and a few scattered pockets in assam; in and around d'ering memorial wildlife sanctuary in arunachal pradesh; a small population in buxa tiger reserve northern west bengal; balpakram national park in meghalaya and in madhya pradesh in the indravati national park and the udanti wildlife sanctuary. This population might extend into adjacent parts of orissa. In the early 1990s, there may still have been about 3,300-3,500 wild buffaloes in assam and the adjacent states of northeast india. In 1998, the number was assessed to at less than 1,500 mature individuals. Many surviving populations are believed to have interbred with domestic or feral water buffaloes. In the late 1980s, there were fewer than 100 wild buffaloes left in madhya pradesh. By 1992, only 50 animals were estimated to have survived there. Nepal's only population lives in koshi tappy wildlife reserve, and comprised 2912 individuals in 2009. This small population is currently seriously threatened. In and around bhutans' royal manas national park, a small number of wild water buffaloes occur. This is a prt of the sub population that occurs in india's manas naitonal park. In myanmar, a few wild-living animals independent of human husbandry live in hukaung valley tiger reserve. In thailand, wild buffaloes have been reported to occur in small herds of less than 40 individuals. A population of 25-60 individuals inhabited lowland areas of the huai kha khaeng wilflife sanctuary between december 1999 to april 2001. This population has not grown significantly in 15 years, and may be interbreeding with domestic water buffalo. Wild water buffaloes are both diurnal and nocturnal. Adult females and their young form clans of as many as 30 individuals that have home ranges of 170 to 1,000 ha (.066 to 3.9 sq mi) including ares of resting, grazing, and wallowing and drinking. Clans are led by old cows, even when bulls accompany the group. Several clans form a herd of 30 to 500 animals that gather at resting areas. Adult males form bachelor groups of up to 10 individuals, with older males often solitary, and spend the dry season apart from the females clans. They are seasonal breeders in most of their range, typically in october and november. However, some populations breed year round. Dominant males mate with the females of a clan who subsequently drive them off. Their gestation period lasts 10 to 11 months, with an inter birth interval of one year. They typically five birth to a single offspring, although twins are possible. Age of sexual maturity is 18 months for males, and three years for females. The maximum known lifespan is 25 years in the wild. In the wild in assam, the herd size carried from 3 to 30 individuals.They are probably grazers by preference, feeding mainly on the true grasses when available, such as scutch grass and sedges. But they also eat herbs, fruits, and barks as well as browsing trees and shrubs. They also feed on crops, including rice, sugar cane, and jute, sometimes causing considerable damage. A population reduction by at least 50% over the last three generations seems likely given the severity of threats, especially hybridization; this population trend is projected to continue into the future. The most important threats are interbreeding with feral and domestic buffalo in and around protected areas; hunting; especially in thailand, cambodia, and myanmar; habitat loss of floodplain areas due to conversion to agriculture and hydro power development; degradation of wetlands due to invasive species such as stem twiners and lanais; diseases and parasites transmitted by domestic livestock; inter specific competition for food and water between wild buffalo and domestic stock. Tigers prey adult wild water buffalo, and asian black bears have also been known to kill them. The smaller and less aggressive domestic water buffalo can be taken by the saltwater crocodile (crocodylus porosus), which rarely, if ever, encounters the wild buffalo species. Bubalus amee is included in cites appendix iii, and is legally protected in bhutan, india, nepal, and thailand. Carl linnaeus applied the binomial bos bubalis to the domestic water buffalo in his first description of 1758. In 1792, robert kerr applied the binomial bos arnee to the wild species occuring in india north from bengal. Later authors subordinated the species under buffelus. In 2003, the international commision on zoological nomenclature fixed the first available specific name based on a wild population that the name for this wild species is valid by virtue of its being antedated by a name based on a domestic form. Most authors have adopted the binomial bubalus arnee for the wild species as valid for the taxon. The river buffalo bubalus bubalis bubalis and carabao or swamp buffalo bubalus bubalis carabaneensis are both derived from the wild water water buffalo, and are the product of thousands of years of selective breeding carried out either in south asia or southeast asia. Wildlife and conservation scientists have started to recommend and use introduced populations of fera domestic water buffalo in far away lands to manage uncontrolled vegetation growth in and around natural wetlands. Introduced water buffalo at home in such environs provide cheap service by regularly grazing the uncontrolled vegetation and opening up clogged water bodies for waterfowl, wetland birds and other wildlife.


Corinne Griffin & Co

Such a good cause, good luck.


Tarnya Wells