5 Facts about Australian Animals


  1. Koalas are not bears! Although they are often referred to as koala bears, they are actually marsupials, which means they carry their young in a pouch like kangaroos.

  2. Kangaroos are the world's largest marsupials and can hop at speeds of up to 56 km/h (35 mph). They are also excellent swimmers and can cover large distances in water.

  3. Tasmanian devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world, and their powerful jaws can bite through bones! They are also known for their loud and ferocious growling and screaming noises.

  4. The platypus is a unique animal found only in eastern Australia, and it has some unusual features, such as a bill like a duck, webbed feet like an otter, and the ability to lay eggs like a reptile.

  5. Australia is home to many venomous animals, including snakes, spiders, and jellyfish. However, the most venomous animal in Australia is the box jellyfish, which can cause death within minutes if stung.

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