Animals of Australia

What Australian animals do you know?

Read the introduction of Australia’s Animals and¬†find what each number refers to.

  • 3
  • 800
  • 2
  • 4000
  • 50
Answers:
3 groups of mammals - monotremes, marsupials and placentals
over 800 bird species, including the emu
2 crocodile species
4000 fish species
50 marine mammals

Take notes on the different Australian animals as you continue to read.

Mammals

  • dingo –
  • numbat –
  • quoll –
  • Tasmanian devil –
  • bilby –

Marsupials

  • kangaroo –
  • wallaby –
  • koala –
  • wombat –

Monotremes

  • platypus –
  • echidna –

Birds

  • honeyeater –
  • emu –
  • cassowary –
  • kookaburra –
  • penguin –
  • lyrebird –
  • parrot –

Reptiles

  • python –
  • tree snake –
  • crocodile –
  • turtle –
  • lizard –

Marine animals

  • whale –
  • dugong –
  • dolphin –
  • shark –
  • fur seal –

Choose one of the animals from the list and do some further research on it. Find a photo of it and take notes on the animals physical appearance, habitat, diet and reproduction.

Go to Unit 10 Researching to learn effective research skills.