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

Kangaroo
Koala
Kookaburra
Platypus
Possum

Tasmanian Tiger
Tasmanian Devil
Wombat

TASMANIAN TIGER
(Thylacinus cyanocephaplus) "dog-headed pouched-dog"

It is generally agreed that this carnivorous (meat eating) marsupial is extinct, though occasionally there is local unconfirmed sightings in its "former" wild habitat of Tasmania.

Originally thought to roam all over the mainland of Australia, it was confined to the island of Tasmania for the last 3,000 years.

There has been no confirmed sighting in the wild since 1932

The Thylacine was found in open forest and scrubland close to its grazing prey of wallabies etc and close to the protection of forests.

They were a nocturnal creature sleeping by day in the safety of dense vegetation




The TASMANIAN DEVIL is a marsupial found only in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous (eats meat) marsupial (a mammal that has its babies in a pouch) in Australia.

Tasmanian Devils are a nocturnal (active at night) animal. lives alone and prefers its own company hence it is a relatively shy animal

DESCRIPTION
The Tasmanian Devil is usually black with a white "collar" or patch around its neck. It is the size of a small terrier dog very solid and "stout" and weighs in between 6 and 8 kgs It has a tail of between 9 to 12" long Tasmanian Devils have an extremely large powerful head with a wide jaw with sharp teeth pointy pink ears (that turn red when angry due to increased blood flow) and piercing dark eyes Its dark colouring helps it to move around unseen at night time

The WOMBAT lives in underground burrows, and has strong claws for digging.

Wombats are mainly nocturnal and eat grasses and leaves.

The females raise their young in a pouch, which opens towards the rear.




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