Sunday

Amazing Australian animals

Australia is home to many unique species of fauna the best known being the kangaroo and the koala. A total of 379 species of mammals have been recorded in Australia and marsupials are a special type of mammal that carry their young in a pouch.  Besides well-known marsupials like the kangaroos, wallabies and the koala and possum, other marsupials include wombats, the Tasmanian devil, numbat, bandicoots, bettongs, the bilby, quolls, and the quokka. Have you heard of all or any of these amazing and distinctive animals? Do you have a favourite?

Amazing Australian animals
Numbat:
or walpurti, found in Western Australia, exclusively eats termites


Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider:
it's name refers to its preference for sugary foods
and ability to glide through the air
Amazing Australian animals
Wallaby:
smaller than kangaroos,
herbivores eating grasses, vegetables, leaves
Amazing Australian animals
Eastern Barred Bandicoot:
weighs less than 2 kg and has a short tail
Australian marsupial
Quokka:
is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal
marsupial
Spotted-tail quoll sleeping at Sydney Wildlife World:
a carnivorous nocturnal, native to mainland Australia

3 comments:

  1. Australia has so many amazing and different animals. I'm a lover of kangaroos... the wallabys are cute too... I always like koala bears but I heard they were pretty mean... xox ♡

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  2. Nature is really special in Australia!
    The numbat is like an armadillo without the shell!

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