Australian Animals


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Hello Everyone,

Australia has many native animals which we would love to share with you.

Most of our animals are only found in Australia, no where else in the world!

If you would like to find more about our native animals visit these wonderful blogs that belong to people in our class.

Jacob has written about the koala

Maddie wrote about the brush tailed possum

Caitlin also wrote about the koala

Mackenzie wrote about the Tasmanian Devil

Annabel wrote about the platypus

What other animals would you like us to tell you about?

By Annabel & Mackenzie 😀



10 thoughts on “Australian Animals

  1. Hi,
    I looked at the posts that Mackenzie, Caitlin, Jacob and Annabel’s posts. They are very good.
    I know that Koala’s sleep for up to 20 hours a day.
    That is a lot.
    Did anyone else know that Koalas can sleep for up to 20 hours a day?

  2. Hello 4LB,
    I was one of the people that did the post on this and also one other person i had lots of fun doing it. And Maddie I did know that they sleep up to 20 hours a day witch I find is a very long time!
    I also looked at the posts and they were very interesting. I learnt lots about the brush tail possum that I did not know!
    Thanks sooo much,

  3. Hi, 4lb
    I look at everyone’s blog they are fabulous! Did you know these facts about koalas? Koalas aren’t bears as many people are led to believe. They aren’t even related to bears. The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat. The koala is a marsupial mammal. The reason the koala is called a koala bear is because the koala looks like a teddy bear. The koala’s scientific name is Phasclarctos Cinereus. If you want to learn more about koalas go to my blog My question is did you know that koalas scientific name is phasclarctos cinerues?

    Bye, Caitlin

  4. Hi Annabel and Mrs R’s class,
    I would like to learn more about dingos and kookabarras. I don’t know much about them but they seem interesting to learn about.

  5. Hi 4lb and Ms R’s class,
    Today I’ll be telling you about the bilby. The bilby is a small long eared furry marsupial. It used to live across 70% of our country, but sadly thanks to new settlement and the introduction of new animals it almost became extinct infact it did in south australia. Back in 1991 the RFA ( the fountation for rabbit free australia) created the easter bilby inorder to bring attention to this animal. To help the bilby Haigh’s chocalate company made the first chocalate bilby which was a big hit.

    bye, Gabby

  6. Hi,
    I learnt on Mackenzie’s blog about Tasmanian Devils, there species is a Sarcophilus harrisii. did anyone else know that Sarcophilus harrisii is the Tasmanian devils species?

  7. Hi,
    I learnt from Maddie that the brushtail possum is the most common in Australia! And they sleep in the day and they are awake at night . I also learnt that the head can be up to 32-58cm long.
    By Amy

  8. Hello Everyone,
    As you know I wrote the post along with Mackenzie.
    All of the posts the everyone wrote were very detailed and professional.
    A Australian animal fact I know is that a wombat has a hard pad on its rump. It is sooooo hard that it could crush a dingo.
    Annabel 😉

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