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Animals in Australia

AntAnt
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!
AvocetAvocet
Has a curved, upturned beak!
BandicootBandicoot
Bandicoot Many species are endangered or extinct!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
BatBat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bearded DragonBearded Dragon
Can grow to up 24 inches long!
BeetleBeetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Birds Of ParadiseBirds Of Paradise
There are around 50 different species!
BudgerigarBudgerigar
Natively found in Australia!
Burrowing FrogBurrowing Frog
Found close to marshes, streams and lakes!
ButterflyButterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
CamelCamel
Can survive without water for 10 months!
CassowaryCassowary
Can reach speeds of 30mph!
CatCat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
CaterpillarCaterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
CatfishCatfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
CentipedeCentipede
There are about 3,000 documented species!
ChickenChicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
CockroachCockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
CowCow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
CrabCrab
There are 93 different crab groups!
CraneCrane
Many are critically endangered species!
CrocodileCrocodile
Thought to be around with the dinosaurs!
CuscusCuscus
Has a long, strong prehensile tail!
DingoDingo
Natively found on the Australian continent!
DogDog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
DonkeyDonkey
First domesticated 5,000 years ago!
DragonflyDragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
DuckDuck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Earwig Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
EchidnaEchidna
Also known as the Spiny Anteater!
EmuEmu
The largest bird in Australia!
FlyFly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Frilled LizardFrilled Lizard
Mainly lives in the trees!
FrogFrog
There are around 5,000 different species!
GeckoGecko
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Glow WormGlow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
GrasshopperGrasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
HamsterHamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
HeronHeron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland CattleHighland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Honey BeeHoney Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
HorseHorse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
HumanHuman
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
HummingbirdHummingbird
Beat their wings up to 80 times per second!
IbisIbis
Found in swamps, marshes and wetlands!
InsectInsect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
KangarooKangaroo
Females have a deep pouch on their front!
KoalaKoala
Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!
LabradoodleLabradoodle
Friendly and eneretic mix-breed!
LadybirdLadybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Little PenguinLittle Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
LizardLizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
MagpieMagpie
They are found across Europe, Asia and Africa!
Marine ToadMarine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
MayflyMayfly
There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
MillipedeMillipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Monitor LizardMonitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
MoorhenMoorhen
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
MothMoth
There are 250,000 different species!
MouseMouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
NumbatNumbat
There are only 1,500 left in the wild!
OtterOtter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
PademelonPademelon
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
ParrotParrot
Can live for up to 100 years!
PheasantPheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
PlatypusPlatypus
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
PossumPossum
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
QuailQuail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
QuokkaQuokka
Makes runways through the long grasses!
QuollQuoll
Found across Australia and Papua New Guinea!
RatRat
Omnivores that eat anything!
River TurtleRiver Turtle
Inhabits freshwater habitats around the world!
RobinRobin
There are more than 45 species in Australia alone!
ScorpionScorpion
There are around 2,000 known species!
Sea DragonSea Dragon
Inhabits tropical coastal waters of Australia!
SeahorseSeahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
SheepSheep
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
ShrimpShrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
SnailSnail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
SnakeSnake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
SparrowSparrow
There are 140 different species!
Stick InsectStick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Striped Rocket FrogStriped Rocket Frog
Long powerful hind legs!
SwanSwan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
TermiteTermite
Their mounds can be up to 9 meters tall!
Thorny DevilThorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!
TortoiseTortoise
Can live until they are more than 150 years old!
WallabyWallaby
There are roughly 30 different species!
WaspWasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Water BuffaloWater Buffalo
Has been domesticated for thousands of years!
Water DragonWater Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
WombatWombat
Spends most of the day underground!
WoodlouseWoodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!