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Animals in Australia

Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Australian Cattle DogAustralian Cattle Dog
High energy levels and active minds!
Australian Kelpie DogAustralian Kelpie Dog
Friendly, intelligent and energetic!
Australian MistAustralian Mist
First bred in the 1700s!
Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd
Sweet, faithful and affectionate!
Australian TerrierAustralian Terrier
Spirited, alert and courageous!
Avocet (Recurvirostra)Avocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
Bandicoot (Perameles)Bandicoot
Bandicoot Many species are endangered or extinct!
Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)Barn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)Bearded Dragon
Can grow to up 24 inches long!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Birds Of Paradise (Paradisaeidae)Birds Of Paradise
There are around 50 different species!
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus Undulatus)Budgerigar
Natively found in Australia!
Burrowing Frog (Heleioporus)Burrowing Frog
Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Camel (Camelus dromedarius)Camel
Can survive without water for 10 months!
Cassowary (Casuarius)Cassowary
Can reach speeds of 30mph!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Centipede (Chilopoda)Centipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Crocodile (Crocodylus)Crocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
Cuscus (Phalanger Maculatus)Cuscus
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
Dingo (Canis Lupus Dingo)Dingo
Natively found on the Australian continent!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Donkey (Equus Asinus)Donkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Echidna (Tachyglossus Aculeatus)Echidna
Also known as the Spiny Anteater!
Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae)Emu
The largest bird in Australia!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus Kingii)Frilled Lizard
Mainly lives in the trees!
Frog (Rana Temporaria)Frog
There are around 5,000 different species!
Gecko (Gekkonidae)Gecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Hummingbird (Trochilidae)Hummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
Ibis (Threskiornithidae)Ibis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus)Kangaroo
Females have a deep pouch on their front!
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)Koala
Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!
LabradoodleLabradoodle
Friendly and eneretic mix-breed!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Little Penguin (Eudyptula Minor)Little Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Magpie (Pica Pica)Magpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Marine Toad (Bufo Marinus)Marine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)Mayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor Lizard (Varanus Indicus)Monitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
Moorhen (Gallinula)Moorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Numbat (Myrmecobius Fasciatus)Numbat
There are only 1,500 left in the wild!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Pademelon (Thylogale)Pademelon
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
Parrot (Psittacine)Parrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus)Platypus
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
Possum (Phalangeriforme)Possum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Quokka (Setonix brachyurus)Quokka
Makes runways through the long grasses!
Quoll (Dasyurus Viverrinus)Quoll
Found across Australia and Papua New Guinea!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
River Turtle (Emydidae)River Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
Robin (Erithacus Rubecula)Robin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
Scorpion (Scorpiones)Scorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Sea Dragon (Phycodurus Eques)Sea Dragon
Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Sheep (Ovis Aries)Sheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Striped Rocket Frog (Litoria Nasuta)Striped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Termite (Isoptera)Termite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Thorny Devil (Moloch Horridus)Thorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!
Tortoise (Geochelone Elegans)Tortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
Wallaby (Macropus)Wallaby
There are roughly 30 different species!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalis)Water Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water Dragon (Physignathus)Water Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Wombat (Vombatus Ursinus)Wombat
Spends most of the day underground!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
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