1. Animals in Australia When driving in Australia, people have to watch for animals in the road like kangaroos. Kangaroos are big jumping animals. Kangaroos can be taller than a man and weigh 85 kgs. There are 40 different species of kangaroos. Wallabies are another animal found in Australia. They get their name from the Eora Aboriginal tribe. Wallabies that are not old are called ‘’Joeys.’’ Dingo's are wild dogs that were originally from South East Asia. They live in forests and dry plains. They eat rats, kangaroos, birds, rabbits, lizards, and some farm animals. They eat their food in large chunks. By AL
2. Snowy Mountains By A <ul><li>The Snowy Mountains are the biggest mountain range in Australia. They have the five biggest peaks in the country, which are all above 2,100 meters! The biggest is called Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches 2,228 meters! The Mountains were first explored in 1835 by Europeans. </li></ul><ul><li>The Snowy Mountains are called Snowiest for short. Part of the Mountains contains mainland Australia’s five glacial lakes. The biggest of the lakes is the Blue Lake. </li></ul><ul><li>I think it would be a great to visit the Snowy Mountains if you brought a heavy jacket! </li></ul>
3. Kangaroo <ul><li> Kangaroos are found in New Guinea and Australia. The kangaroo is one of Australia’s most famous animals because it’s the only one who carries it’s baby in a pouch. There are 40 different kinds of kangaroo species. Kangaroos include wallabies, which are smaller than the most kangaroos. The wallaby babies are called "joeys". The biggest kangaroo is the Red Kangaroo. When standing, it is as tall as a 6 foot man. </li></ul>By: K
4. Animals Animals in Australia Dingo's are wild dogs and they live in South East Asia. People had to also watch for animals in the road in Africa but they had to watch out for animals like Kangaroos, Wombats, and Brumbies (Wild horses.) It is not what we look out for, it is way different!!!!! Dingo's like to be in forests and dry plains. They in large chunks. They eat rat's, kangaroos, bids, rabbits, lizards, and some farm animals. They sometimes called the Dingo's ''three-dog night.''
5. Daintree Rainforest The Daintree Rainforest is the second largest rainforest in the world. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest. It is 110 million years old. There is a river that goes through rainforest that is called the Daintree River. There are many animals including 455 species of birds. The Daintree Rainforest has 30% of reptiles, 65% of bats and butterflies, and 20% of birds in the rainforest. The rainfall is drained by the Daintree River. The Daintree Rainforest contains the biggest range of species for animals and plants in the world. The Daintree Rainforest is an amazing place in Australia.
6. Places in Australia By JS Australia is not just some sandy plain. There are beaches and animals that are so amazing a part in the ocean is the Great Barrier Reef. Some people are trying to keep it safe from fishermen. Maybe some day you will go there. As you see in the pictures above there are many flowers that are important to the environment. In 2008, there were over 21,000,000 people who live in this great place. Some great cities are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
7. The Black Swan By C <ul><li>Black Swans are known all over the Australian Coast. They make their nest out of coarse reeds found on islands. They travel in enormous flocks and lay about 5 eggs. Their eggs are sometimes green. They eat mostly grass. Black Swans are not an endangered species. Not all black swans have orange beaks. I believe Black Swan is one of the prettiest animals in the world. </li></ul>
8. Koalas by C <ul><li>Koalas are the most known animal in Australia. They live in the Eastern and Southern parts of Australia. Koalas eat leaves and they do not drink any water. A baby koala is know as a Joey. Joeys are born without hair and ears! When a Joey is born, it is a quarter of an inch long. The male koalas live for 3 to 4 years and the female koala lives for 2 to 3 years old. The first twin koalas were born in1999. </li></ul>
9. Australia <ul><li>Australia is very old. People have lived there for over forty thousand years ago. These are the people in Australia’s ancestors called Aborigines. In Australia there are many places, but I will name a few of them: Sydney, Tasmania, West Australia , and New Whales. Common animals in Australia are the Platypus, Koala , and the Kangaroo. I think Australia is awesome! </li></ul>By CO
10. Koalas <ul><ul><li>Koalas are very cool animals. They sleep 16-18 hours a day and are up 5 hours. If you disturb koala you could get seriously hurt because their claws and teeth are very sharp. When koalas are first born they are blind, earless, and hairless. They have thumbs like humans. All koalas eat eucalyptus leaves. Some koalas are grayish white. If the koala is in stress it will issue a very loud cry. I think that you would like koalas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GJ </li></ul></ul>
11. Australian Flag <ul><li>The flag was chosen 1901. The flag changed many times before the way it is today. The flag is red, white, and blue just like the American flag. It also </li></ul><ul><li>has white stars and red and white stripes. The stars represent the Southern cross, a constellation. It was patterned after the British flag. Before 1901, Australia was a British colony. Flag Day has been celebrated in Australia on September 3 since 1984. It is not a national holiday. The flag is very interesting and important to Australia’s history. </li></ul><ul><li>By: JR </li></ul>
12. Goannas by: PC When white settlers found goannas they thought the goanna was a iguana. Goanna's are found in Australia. One of the most common goannas in Australia is the sand monitor. Goannas can grow six feet and longer. Goannas are bulky with sharp teeth and claws. 20 out of 30 goannas live in Australia. Goannas eat small animals like lizards, insects, snakes, mammals, birds, and eggs.
13. Places in Australia By RS <ul><li>In Australia a very famous place is Sydney. Sydney is famous for it’s sparkling blue water. </li></ul><ul><li>Sydney is beautiful because of the weather. The temperature is 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul><ul><li>The fish in Australia are very beautiful, they come in all colors. Some types of fish are flounder and salmon. </li></ul><ul><li>Another famous land mark is the harbor bridge. </li></ul>
14. Quokkas by SW Quokkas are very good with people. They have no fear. If they hop, really nothing will happen. They are 40 to 54 centimeters long. Their tail is 25 to 30 centimeters long also. Quokkas lives in southwestern Australia. Quokkas have one baby a year. They are called joeys, just like kangaroos. Some kinds of quokkas are rare. But also, some quokkas are protected on islands. You will find a quokka in southwestern Australia. You probably won’t find a quokka anywhere else either.
15. The Platypus <ul><li>The Platypus is the only mammal in the world who does not have their babies born alive. They are hatched by eggs. The platypus does not live in all parts of Australia. Their range is in Eastern Australia including Tasmania and parts of Victoria and Queenstown. They are a duck-billed beaver-tailed otter-footed looking mammals. The male platypus has a spur on it's hind foot which causes pain to humans. Way back when in the 20th century the platypus was hunted for it's beautiful fur, but now they are protected through out their range. I think that Australia is an very interesting and it would be fun to visit it. </li></ul><ul><li>By MM </li></ul>
16. Great Barrier Reef by WW <ul><li>The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is made up of 2,800 smaller reefs and coral. This attracts more people to the reef. It is the largest coral structure on Earth! The water is crystal clear and very warm. It is a good place for scuba diving. The Great barrier Reef is very popular. Many of the fish eat here, find a place to rest, and lay their eggs. It’s home to 1,000 tropical islands. Australia is a great place to live or visit. </li></ul>