Wildlife Australia

Australia is home to the most interesting and the most bizarre wildlife in the world, with a huge variety of creatures. Residents and travelers can see here in Australia kangaroos are jumping on the streets of koalas that hang from the trees, as well as the deadly snakes lurking everywhere. I would like to introduce you to some unusual inhabitants of Australia.

Huge bats

Bats in Australia are huge scary, actually the largest of these species can weigh up to one kilogram and have a wingspan of more than one and a half meters. In Australia, there are flying foxes - they are much more than the average bat live in flocks and are one of the smartest of Australian animals. Flying Fox can look bloodthirsty, but they eat only fruits, flowers and nectar, sleeping during the day and feed at night. If you run into them, do not approach them, because they can carry viruses that are harmful to humans.


When people think about Australian animals, the first thing they come to mind - it's a kangaroo !!! Kangaroo can reach a height of about 5-6 feet and weigh up to 120 pounds. They have a very strong hind legs, so they are very good jump, and a strong tail for balance. They can jump 30 feet in one quick jump! Kangaroo mainly feed on grasses and other plants!


They live in the forests under the bushes, this is one of the few Australian animals that can be kept as a pet at home, just outside the apartment - they are usually not afraid of people! Common wombat weighs about 60 pounds, much like an ordinary pig. Wombats have strong claws and legs, they use them to hide. Because they - digging animals. Wombat - nocturnal animals, thus they are usually located at night in search of food. They eat leaves, plants and roots.

Crocodile living in salt water

It is the largest reptile in the world. Males are usually much larger than females, typically up to 14 feet long. Some even grow up to 18 feet. They weigh from 1,200 to 2,200 pounds! They eat other reptiles, fish, and birds - but there are times when they are eaten by cattle. Lifespan crocodiles is 60 - 80 years.

Tasmanian devils

Living in Tasmania and along the southeast coast of Australia - Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous, grows up to 2 meters in length. Usually black, with prominent white markings on the chest, in each individual label is unique. Tasmanian devils - nocturnal animals, they eat birds, lizards, or the remains of dead animals that they come across.

Marsupial anteater

His coloring is unique, with white stripes on the back - they are usually 6 or 7. The small - about 11 inches long and 7 inches of tail. Anteaters weigh only 1 pound. They have 52 teeth, each different in size and shape.


It is well-known Australian animal is the wild dogs that can be found all over Australia. Dingoes are medium in size, and typically weigh about 30 - 55 pounds. They can be sandy blond, reddish-brown, as well as brown and black. Dingo - known scavengers, but they regularly feed on rabbits, opossums, rodents, lizards, and sometimes even a kangaroo.


They are soft and very nice, usually gray and white colors. Koalas have very poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and sense of smell, to protect themselves from predators. They use their claws to climb trees in search of juicy eucalyptus leaves on which they feed. Koalas spend most of the day in a dream. They live mainly in the national parks of Australia


Kookaburra bird - one of the most exciting Australian animals, and it is popular ones that produces unusual sounds that are similar to human laughter. Kookaburra usually 18 inches long. Their bodies - dark brown on the wings have a beautiful gray and blue spots. These local Australian birds can be found in the forests and wooded areas - in the holes of trees. They feed on many well-known pests, for example - small snakes, lizards, insects, and rodents.

Source: asaratov.livejournal.com


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