This is due to the fact that it can be a lot easier for them to feed from rubbish left around by humans than in their normal wetland environment. Alongside the koala, kangaroos are probably the most well known of all the animals of Australia. Appearing on the Coat of Arms beside the emu, the kangaroo is also a popular Aussie food. Is this the cutest Australian animal in this list? Their heads are also quite large in comparison to the rest of their bodies. The Lyre Bird could also be called a liar bird because it imitates other birds and other sounds so well.
Not only are their colours back to front they are known to be quite vicious. The numbat resembles an anteater and is in fact known as the banded anteater. Martin Pot Martybugs at en. Ah the platypus, probably one of the strangest animals of Australia and the world. Both are about the size of a cat. Male possums are called a Jack, females are known as a Jill and the babies are Joeys.
A very strong contender for cutest Aussie animal is the pygmy possum. You made it — the cutest of all native Australian animals and the happiest creature on the planet. The awesome Quokka! They spend most of their day in a den and hunt at night. There are about snake species found in Australia, 32 of which are sea snakes. The ones pictured below are the common tree snake, also known as the yellow-bellied black snake, green tree snake or grass snake. Just be careful around these creepy crawlies!
Sugar gliders are small marsupials which are fairly common in north and eastern coastal areas. They live in woodlands and glide between the trees at night searching for food. This carnivorous marsupial is endangered and its population is still decreasing. The second devil on our list is a glorious looking lizard also known as a thorny dragon. Thorny devils are great at camouflage in the desert and even have a false head to confuse predators.
They can also absorb water through any part of their body. Heading to The Great Barrier Reef gives you the best chance to swim with wild turtles such as the loggerhead, hawksbill and the rarer green turtle. For an amazing experience head to Bundaberg during turtle hatching season to watch the baby turtles head to the sea for the first time after hatching.
Wallabies are in fact kangaroos but wallaby is the informal name for those that are smaller than the kangaroos mentioned earlier. Look at that cute face! Like the wallaby a wallaroo is also in the same family as kangaroos. A wallaroo tends to be larger than a wallaby but smaller than a kangaroo.
The Australian water dragon is most commonly found in eastern Australia and very commonly seen in Brisbane. The one pictured below was spotted in Manly near Sydney.
Water dragons are semi-aquatic and are therefore found near bodies of water, generally creeks, rivers or lakes with some rocks nearby to hang out on. Wombats are marsupials, but unlike most marsupials their pouch is backwards.
They also do square poops. Wombats have strong claws on their short feet and look a bit like a fat gopher. Yabbies are crayfish basically small lobsters that are a very popular seafood in Australia. They come in a range of colours including blue, red and yellow. Yabbies can even survive periods of drought for several years by burrowing into riverbeds.
Out of all the Aussie animals listed which is your favourite and why?
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What animals of Australia have I missed? Like the Giant Koala, or the Big Penguin? Image copyright info wikimedia commons — CC BY 1. Me too I like you, u love animals too And I love learning about animals so much and I have also just adopted a furred cat. Most places seem to refer to it as the frill necked lizard, frilled-necked lizard or frill-necked lizard.
You will find that scientific journals, etc, also refer to it as Frilled Neck and not Frill Necked. We are a wild and diverse bunch. We come in many colours. Some of us like the bush, some like the hot sand and some like the water. Some of us can be cuddled and are friendly. Some of us are defensive and course. We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful information to work on.
You have performed an impressive activity and our whole community will be thankful to you. I love Australia and have been lucky enough to visit several times. I have relatives in Sydney and Melbourne. The koalas are adorable, but the wombat is my favorite. Been astounded by the various species found on Australia, surely this continent got a lot to offer in terms of flora and fauna.
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