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  1. 1. Australian Animals
  2. 2. Mammals There are three types of mammals • Most mammals are from the Placental group
  3. 3. Mammals But there are two other types of mammals • Monotremes • Marsupials And Monotremes and Marsupials are mostly found in Australia!
  4. 4. Marsupials • A marsupial is a type of mammal found only in Latin America and Australasia • Marsupials are distinctive to other mammals (such as Humans) because they keep their young in a protective pouch which contains mammary glands (milk sacks)
  5. 5. Herbivore Marsupials
  6. 6. Kangaroos • Kangaroos are the largest species of marsupial • There are more Kangaroos than people in Australia • They live in all regions of the nation – even the desert • They are the only large animal to use hooping to move svZYNQ
  7. 7. Wombat • Wombats are short, muscular marsupials. • They are mainly nocturnal, emerging at night to feed on grasses, herbs, bark, and roots. • They dig extensive tunnels to live in during the day D7AjI
  8. 8. Koala Koalas think with their stomach! • They sleep up to 18 hours a day and only wake to eat more. • They rarely leave their trees, even to get a drink. • They get water from the Eucalyptus leaves they eat.
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  10. 10. Possum Ag-o • Possums are nocturnal and very talented climbers • They are very vocal – they make a lot of noise – a whole range of clicks and hisses • They are very naughty: they like to steal peoples food
  11. 11. The Carnivorous Marsupials of Tasmania
  12. 12. Tasmanian Devil B_sA • Devils are carnivorous scavengers • They have a strong appetite and can eat up to 40% of their body weight in a day • Despite their fierce reputation, Devils are normally not a danger to people
  13. 13. Tasmanian Tiger - Extinct • Oddly, the Tasmanian tiger looked and acted like a strange combination of a wolf and a tiger. However, it is genetically not related to either. • The last one died in 1936. They were hunted during the early 20th Century.
  14. 14. Monotremes What is a monotreme?
  15. 15. Monotremes They are mammals that lay eggs! • They are a rare type of mammal that is not viviparous
  16. 16. The Platypus • One of the worlds strangest animals • British scientists thought the first examples they received were jokes!
  17. 17. The Platypus • Lay eggs like a reptile • Have no stomach • Have no nipples but still feed their young milk • Are born with teeth and then permanently lose them 6QHzIJO5a8
  18. 18. Reptiles
  19. 19. Crocodilian • Australia has the Largest species of Crocodile, the saltwater crocodile • They are the largest reptiles, weighing 1000kgs and growing up to 6 meters long • They kill an average of one or two people a year OK26Cc
  20. 20. Venomous Snakes The Eastern Brown Snake and Tiger Snake • Both are deadly • The Brown Snake, common in Canberra, are highly aggressive. • Their venom can cause paralysis or death.
  21. 21. Other reptiles Blue Tongue LizardGoanna Frill-necked Lizard
  22. 22. Birds
  23. 23. Emu • An Emu is a Australian flightless Brid • Weighing up to 60kg, and It’s the second largest bird on earth after the Ostrich • Despite this weight, they can ran up to 50kmh • They have two sets of eyelids ZiG8_o
  24. 24. Kookaburra YAoo9Q Their laugh is how they mark their territory