"Our Favourites - as Pets or in the Wild"
Meet our Unique and Wonderful Wildlife
Australia has many of the most unique animals in the world, not to mention the birds and reptiles. There are many different species of unique wildlife in Australia and it is there for you to see in the wild as well as in our famous Zoos.
Marsupials are the most common and prolific group in Australia. Many of them you know like the kangaroo and koala, but there are others like the wallaby, wombat, bandicoot, kultarr, marsupial mole, dunnart, cuscus, possum, Tasmanian wolf, Tasmanian devil, and many others.
There are also unique egg-laying mammals like the platypus and the echidna. The Reptiles here include a variety of snakes, crocodiles and lizards.
Ocean animals, like the migrating whales and the bottle nose dolphins, are also plentiful.
When in Australia you do need to be sure to include a day to visit some of our animals, they are mostly friendly and I know they are looking forward to meeting you.
There are zoos all over Australia and guided tour operators ready to take you right to heart of the action.
These are just two of the great Australian Zoos spread across this land.
A marsupial with a little difference, the Bilby, or Rabbit-eared Bandicoot, belongs to the bandicoot group or family and is about the size of a domestic cat. Their stand-out feature is their large ears.
Most people know a little about our famous long tailed, jumping marsupial. We have a few varieties.
Another unique Australian marsupial, unlike the kangaroo that spends its life hopping around at ground level, the koala lives in the trees; to be a little more specific in gum trees.
The Australian Emu is the second largest living bird by height, after its relative, the African ostrich and is endemic to Australia.
The dingo is a magnificent animal and Australia's very own unique wild dog.
The Combat Wombat is a True Blue Sydney Aussie they are slow moving happy critters that should never be underestimated.
The Australian Duck Billed Platypus is one of the most unusual and cleverest animals on the planet. Scientists and biologists have long argued over whether God just simply had a sense of humor or if this unusual creature was a throw-back to a lot of mixed breeding.
Another of Australia's most unique animals with a difference; this whiskered, stocky and muscular creature resembles a a large fat puppy. With a dog-like head it has dark brown fur with a uniform white strip around the front of it's neck almost resembling a footy jumper!
The Southern Brown Bandicoot is a marsupial found mostly in southern Australia and is a short-nosed bandicoot. Another name used fr this small creature is the quenda.
The Saltwater Crocodile is the world's largest reptile growing up to lengths of seven metres or more with the average size being around four meters.
Brush Tailed Possum
A nocturnal marsupial the common possum eats mostly Eucalyptus leaves but they are rarely the sole diet. It has adapted well around humans and loves a hand-out of fruit and vegetable scraps and other left-overs.