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15 Super Cool Animals That You May Find Only In Australia

Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:11 pm


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Exotic wildlife is the first thing that strikes our mind when we think of Australia. Australia is home for a wide range of animal species. Australian flora and fauna is unusual and exotic. The animal and bird species we get to see in Australia are typically not found in other parts of the world.

Let’s have a quick look at 15 of Australia’s super cool animals!

4.Kookaburra

Kookaburra is a beautiful yet noisy bird you will see in Australia. These birds are also known by the name ‘laughing jackass’. Kookaburra birds belong to the Kingfisher family, and eat mostly insects and worms. These birds incredibly make sounds that resemble the human laugh. Kookaburras grow up to 10 cm in height, and lay 3 to 5 eggs during their breeding cycle.



Kookaburra-15 Super Cool Animals That You May Find Only In Australia


5.Platypus

Platypus is one of two egg-laying mammals in the world, which is again a native to the Australian continent. Platypus look cool and confusing at the same time with a body like a semi-aquatic animal and bill like a bird. Platypus are mammals, but they don’t lactate like other female mammals, as these animals don’t have nipples – you won’t see them in Playboy. Platypus lactate through pores in their skin, and the special groove like structure on its body help it to pool milk.



Platypus-15 Super Cool Animals That You May Find Only In Australia


6.Quokka

If you ever wonder what could be the world’s happiest animal, it should be the Quokka! Quokka are small rat like creatures that are found mostly in Rottnest Island, Australia. Quokka are super cute with a smily face, giving an impression that they are happy and always smiling. These animals are nocturnal, meaning they eat and move around only during the night. Quokka have long and strong hind legs with sharp claws.



Quokka-15 Super Cool Animals That You May Find Only In Australia


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