Australian Animals: Part Two [Index]
Australia has animals like no other anywhere in the WORLD!
A marsupial with a little difference, the Bilby, or Rabbit-eared Bandicoot, belongs to the bandicoot group or family and is about the size of a domestic cat. Their stand-out feature is their large ears.
Most people know a little about our famous long tailed, jumping marsupial.
Another unique Australian marsupial, unlike the kangaroo that spends its life hopping around at ground level, the koala lives in the trees. To be a little more accurate gum trees.
The dingo is a magnificent animal and Australia's very own unique wild dog.
The Combat Wombat is a True Blue Sydney Aussie they are slow moving happy critters that should never be underestimated.
The Australian duck billed platypus is one of the most unusual and cleverest animals on the planet. Scientists and biologists have long argued over whether God just simply had a sense of humor or if this unusual creature was a throw-back to a lot of mixed breeding.
Another of Australia's most unique animals this whiskered, stocky and muscular creature resembles a a large fat puppy. With a dog-like head it has dark brown fur with a uniform white strip around the front of it's neck almost resembling a footy jumper!
The Southern Brown Bandicoot is a marsupial found mostly in southern Australia and is a short-nosed bandicoot. Another name used fr this small creature is the quenda.
The Saltwater Crocodile is the world's largest reptile growing up to lengths of seven metres or more with the average size being around four meters.
Brush Tailed Possum
A nocturnal marsupial the common possum eats mostly Eucalyptus leaves but they are rarely the sole diet. It has adapted well around humans and loves a hand-out of fruit and vegetable scraps and other left-overs.