Black Rat - Australian Mammals -

Black Rat

The black rat is introduced from Europe. Some of them actually look black, but many black rats look brown and not black at all in appearance. The most distinguishing feature is its long tail, longer...

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Short-beaked Echidna - Australian Mammals -

Short-beaked Echidna

The echidnas are named after Echidna, a creature from Greek mythology who was half-woman, half-snake, as the animal was perceived to have qualities of both mammals and reptiles....

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Bilby - Australian Mammals -


Bilbies are nocturnal and live in long, deep burrows during the daytime....

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Koala - Australian Mammals -


The koala is one of the most famous Australian animals. They look so cuddly and sleepy. They aren't really cuddly but they are really sleepy. Koalas are largely sedentary, and sleep up to 20 hours...

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Tiger Quoll (Spot-tailed Quoll) - Australian Mammals -

Tiger Quoll (Spot-tailed Quoll)

The Tiger Quoll (Spot-tailed Quoll) is the only Australian mammal with a spotted tail. You can download Tiger Quoll Desktop Wallpaper here. Click on...

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Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat - Australian Mammals -

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Southern hairy-nosed wombats are slightly smaller than common wombats. Their nose is hairy and has a groove which looks different to the rounded nose of the common wombat. Their head is a different shape, looking...

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Red Fox - Australian Mammals -

Red Fox

The red fox was deliberately introduced into Australia for recreational hunting in the mid 1800s. Within 100 years they spread over most of Australia. They have played a major role in the decline of a...

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Common Wombat - Australian Mammals -

Common Wombat

Common wombats look cute, cuddly and friendly but they are solitary and agressive. Mainly nocturnal. They live in burrows which can be up to 30 metres long and have several entrances. They can run at...

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Swamp Wallaby - Australian Mammals -

Swamp Wallaby


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Dingo - Australian Mammals -


I've seen a pack of wild dogs, which the locals referred to as "dingoes", in the lower Blue Mountains West of Sydney NSW. There were two black ones and three or four sandy-coloured ones, all...

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Eastern Wallaroo - Australian Mammals -

Eastern Wallaroo

They can be confused with the Grey Kangaroo, but look more stocky in general and their lower feet and legs are blackish coloured. The males are darker in body colour (almost black) than the females...

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