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?
or walpurti, found in Western Australia, exclusively eats termites
|Sugar Glider: |
it's name refers to its preference for sugary foods
and ability to glide through the air
smaller than kangaroos,
herbivores eating grasses, vegetables, leaves
|Eastern Barred Bandicoot:|
weighs less than 2 kg and has a short tail
is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal
|Spotted-tail quoll sleeping at Sydney Wildlife World:|
a carnivorous nocturnal, native to mainland Australia
|Bettong: A nocturnal animal |
that sleeps during the day in a domed nest.
|Mother koala with baby joey on it's back|