MAMMALS Mammals all produce milk to suckle their young. Mammals have fur or hair. There are three types of mammals and examples of each type are found in Australia. 1).Monotremes are mammals that lay soft-shelled eggs. They can be found in Australia and New Guinea. Two monotremes are: 1)Platypus. 2)Echidna (Spiny Anteater).
Marsupials are mammals that give birth to young which are in an immature state. The main groups of the 180 species of marsupials are: Kangaroos. Possums. Carnivorous Marsupials. Koalas, Wombats, MARSUPIALS.
The kangaroo is unique to Australia is our largest marsupial (animals that carry and nurse their young). The kangaroo actually appears on our coat of arms making it our most easily recognized mammal. A baby kangaroo is called a joey. Joeys are raised in their mother's pouch, suckling from the teats inside, until they are about one year old. kangaroo coat of armsjoey The Kangaroo
This dingo in central Australia actually came up to my hand and sniffed it to see if I had any food for him. Seeing that I didnt he ran off and made himself comfortable in the shade of some tussocks. I took a few shots with the telelense as he was a fair way from me. From these photos I did this drawing. It is not the entire piece, just a detailed section Dingo
Feral cats are found throughout Australia. They kill many animals including small mammals, birds, frogs, reptiles and insects. Cats threaten the only mainland population of bandicoot in the state of Victoria. Cats
Clearing and grazing have greatly reduced the numbers of peninsula guinea flowers (Hibbertia paeninsularis) on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Flowers
High prices from overseas collectors encourage the smuggling of many unique and colourful Australian animals such as the goldens-houldered parrot.
Little terns nest in colonies along beaches where they are easily disturbed by people, off – road vehicles and dogs. Wildlife agencies and volunteers fence off the nest sites and patrol the beaches to help protect this small seabird.
Habitat loss and fishing have decreased the number of fish in the Murray Darling River system.
Foхes are partly responsible for the decline in numbers of brush – tailed bettongs, plains wanderers and other ground – dwelling animals. Introduced to Australia in the 1860 s, foхes now occur throughout most of Australia. Where they are absent, in Tasmania and tropical Australia, the loss of small mammals has been less. Foxes
More than 400 species of reptiles are known in Australia. Some are similar to overseas species, some are unique. Reptiles
Rabbits have been amongst the most destructive of all introduced animals. They occur across Australia, eхcept in the tropics. They have permanently damaged large parts of arid Australia by overgrazing. As well as eating the more palatable grasses, rabbits will even ringbark shrubs and trees. Rabbits