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Humpback whales

Appearance Male Length: 12.2-14.6 m   (40-48 ft)**Weight: 22.7-36.3 tonnes (25-40 tons)**

Shingleback Lizard

The Shingleback Lizard is a well known member of the skink family. Related to the commonly known blue tongue lizards, the Shingleback...

Kangaroos

The sources of this information are provided under Resources AliasesTaxonomic classificationSuperfamilyMacropodoideabig footed62 species in Australia & Papua New Guineasize 1...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Bandicoot

TaxonomyFAMILY PeramelidaeGENUSSPECIESCOMMON NAMEOTHER COMMON NAMES(B=bandicoot)Isodonshort-nosedauratusGolden Bnorthern golden B, northern golden-backed B, windaru, wintaroo, nyuluobesulusSouthern Brown Bshort-nosed B, southern short-nosed B, brown B,...

Pied Butcherbird

The pied butcherbird is a a mid-sized black and white songbird native to Australia. The Pied Butcherbird is across much of mainland...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Everything you need to know about Willie Wagtails

The Willie Wagtail is the largest of the fantail species in Australia. Extremely successful as a species, the population is thriving and...

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Australian Wildlife

Find out everything you need to know about our beautiful flora and fauna

Australia boasts a range of unique and diverse animals. Kangaroos, koalas and platypuses/platypi often provoke a sense of wonder from those unfamiliar with them.

While rare and exotic species are interesting, the details of the lives of common and easily accessible animals are equally fascinating.

With over 200,000 species of wildlife in Australia, both the rare and the common are worthy of attention. 

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Kangaroos and their relatives

Two families of animals are included in this grouping; the macropodoids and the potoroids. Members of both families have short forelimbs and...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Australia's unique fauna

Australia's isolated continent is host to the most diverse species on Earth

Kangaroos and their relatives

Two families of animals are included in this grouping; the macropodoids and the potoroids. Members of both families have short forelimbs and...

Foraging behaviours of Willie Wagtails Rhipidura leucophrys

The Willie Wagtail exhibits a range of foraging behaviours that include tail wagging and wing flashing. It is thought that such movements...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Pademelons

Taxonomy <> </> FamilyMacropodidaekangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, quokka, pademelonsGenusThylogalepouched weasel3 species in Australia4th species only in New...

Humpback whales

Appearance Male Length: 12.2-14.6 m   (40-48 ft)**Weight: 22.7-36.3 tonnes (25-40 tons)**

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Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger)

Taxonomy Common names: Tasmanian tiger, Tasmanian wolf, Marsupial wolf, hyena, zebra-wolf History

Kangaroos

The sources of this information are provided under Resources AliasesTaxonomic classificationSuperfamilyMacropodoideabig footed62 species in Australia & Papua New Guineasize 1...

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet's is a unique species of parrot found in Australia. The rainbow lorikeet is well known for it's unique rainbow plumage...

Common Death Adder

The Common Death Adder is a species of death adder found in Australia. One the most venomous species in world, it is...

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Taxonomy FamilyVombatidaewombatssturdy body, powerful limbs for burrowingGenusLasiorhinusHairy-nosed wombatslarge square nose covered with fine hairSpecieslatifronsSouthern Hairy-nosed wombatNearest RelativesL. krefftiiVombatus...

Blue-tongued Skinks

FAMILY: ScincidaeGenusSpeciesSub-speciesCommon Name*b-t = blue-tongueSnout-ventLengthTail:Body RatioTiliquascinoidescommon b-tintermedianorthern b-t30cm /13inworld'slargest skink.5 - .75scinoideseastern b-toccipitalis western b-t30cm/13in.5multifasciata centralian b-t29cm/11in.5nigrolutea blotched or southern b-t25cm /10in.5adelaidensis Adelaide pygmy b-t9cm/4in.67