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Australian Animals
Australia has lots of COOL animals that can't be found anywhere else in the world

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Kangaroo
Koala
Kookaburra
Platypus
Possum

Tasmanian Tiger
Tasmanian Devil
Wombat
KANGAROOS are marsupials that raise their young in a pouch.

The kangaroo appears on the Australian coat of arms.

Kangaroos usually live in groups, and are very common throughout Australia.







KOALAS live in trees and eat a special kind of eucalypt leaves.

They are very sleepy and slow moving during the day, and become more active at night.

They hardly ever drink water - they get all the moisture they need from the gum leaves they eat.

Baby koalas are raised in their mother's pouch for about a year.
The KOOKABURRA is the famous laughing bird of Australia.
KOOKABURRAS are a member of the Kingfisher family. They have a distinctive laughing call, and eat insects, rodents and small reptiles. They live in family groups, and will defend their territory from other birds. When hunting, they swoop down on their prey and may beat it against a rock or hard surface.


The PLATYPUS is one of the most unique animals in the world. It is a "montreme", a rare egg-laying mammal.

They have a leathery beak like a duck, lay eggs, and feed their young with milk.

The platypus lives in rivers and lakes inside burrows, and emerges to feed at night.


POSSUMS are shy creatures that sleep all day and come out to feed at night.

They eat mainly eucalypt leaves and fruit.
They are often found in gardens in the suburbs, and are very noisy if they decide to take up residence in your roof!



more info on aussie animals

http://home.mira.net/~areadman/aussie.htm

http://www.aussiechick.com/animals.html

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