Australia is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Some of the animals found here are very unique, and are not found anywhere else in the world. This AnimalSake article provides an A-Z list of the native animals of Australia with their pictures.
From cuddly and cute to absolutely terrifying, the animals of Australia are certainly fascinating and unique! It’s one of the very few countries where you’ll find marsupials and egg laying mammals! Below is a list of native Australian animals and some introduced species with a few facts thrown in so you can impress people.
This is why Australian native animals are so different from those found elsewhere in the world. About 90 percent of the mammals, 70 percent of the birds, 88 percent of the reptiles and 94 percent of the frogs, in Australia, are found nowhere else on earth.. Interestingly many Australian fauna fill similar niches in the local environment to animals elsewhere in the world.
Australian Native Animals. We are blessed with some interesting Australian native animals. As part of your trip, you should try to seek out as many of these animals as you can – preferably in their natural environment, out in the wild.
A unique feature of Australia's fauna is the relative scarcity of native placental mammals. Consequently, the marsupials — a group of mammals that raise their young in a pouch , including the macropods , possums and dasyuromorphs — occupy many of the ecological niches placental animals occupy elsewhere in the world.
Like many of Australia’s native animals, quolls suffered greatly with the introduction of non-native predators such as the red fox and domestic cat. One of the main threats to quolls comes in the form of another non-native animal: the cane toad. Although not predatory, the cane toad is poisonous.
Wombat Facts. The wombat is another unique example of native Australian animals. The short-legged, muscular marsupial is a powerful digger. With an average length of one metre and weighing between 20 and 35 kg (44 to 77 pounds), the wombat is a sturdy animal.
Native animals, as they only live in Australia and nowhere else in the world, so therefore they are native to Australia, e.g. Kiwis (as in the bird) only live in New Zealand because of what the ...
The fauna of Australia is incredibly unique, and often a bucket list item for visitors. You can get up close and personal with many of them in our zoos and wildlife parks or, if you're lucky, you might just spot them in their natural habitat.. Many of our native animals are only found here.
Australian Animals A-Z List. Photographs and facts on birds, mammals, marsupials, reptiles, frogs, spiders of Australia