Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Australia is the sixth biggest country in the world and at the same time the smallest world’s continent. T he continent of Australia, including the island of Tasmania, was separated from the other continents of the world many millions of years ago. Because of this, many animals and plants live in Australia that are not found anywhere else for example : the kangaroo, the koala, the emu, the kookaburra, and the platypus.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres . The reef is located in the Coral Sea in northeast Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms .
The Devils Marbles are a collection of huge, round, red-colored rocks found in the Tennant Creek region of Australia's Northern Territory. In the Aboriginal mythology the Devils Marbles are the eggs of the rainbow s nake so they are sacred to them.
Nambung is a national park in Western Australia. S ituated approximately 245km north of Perth is home to one of Australia's most unique and captivating landscapes - the Pinnacles Desert. The Pinnacles are spectacular limestone rock structures that have formed over thousands of years and appear to rise from the desert sand.
Sydney is a wide open city, and you're never far from the water. Aborigines have lived in the Sydney area for thousands of years, apparent from rock art sites and archeological findings. On his sea voyage of exploration, Captain Cook dropped anchor in 1770, naming his landing spot Botany Bay. In 1788, the city was founded with the arrival of English convicts .
The emu is the largest bird in Australia, and the second largest in the world after the ostrich. Emus have long necks, sharp beaks and small ears. They have two sets of eyelids, one for blinking and one to keep out the dust. Their feet are long, with three toes.
Kangaroos have big back legs with long feet. They move by hopping on their back legs. They eat grass. Some kinds of kangaroo live in hot, dry places. Some kinds live in grasslands.
T he Tasmanian devil is not scary. It's no bigger than a small dog, and young devils can be very cute. On the other hand, devils have sharp teeth and powerful jaws, and they can bite – hard. So, if you ever meet a devil, be careful and keep your distance.
Platypuses are covered with three layers of thick brown fur. Platypuses live near streams and lakes in eastern parts of Australia. They eat worms and other small animals that live in the water . The females lay eggs like a snake's and feed their young milk.
The koala is known as the Australian bear, but is much closer to being a relative of the kangaroo. They are only found wild in the woods of Australia. Koalas are arboreal marsupials living in Queensland and Victoria. They eat the leaves on the eucalyptus trees.
The Australian Pelican is found all around Australia and is the biggest of the 8 species of Pelicans found worldwide. Pelicans as a whole are big birds with a very large wingspan, large beaks and are very well known One of the reason such a big bird can fly is that its skeleton is very light .