5 Unique Animals Can Be Seen in Australia
Zoo Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, Victoria, Australia has a lot of funny and typical animals. Some of them can only be found in Australia. Two animals that became an icon of Australia are kangaroos and koalas. There are many other animals that are not less amusing and also unique to this continent know.
Of all the animals, there are five distinctive Australia. Here’s an example of a collection animals of Healesville Sanctuary:
The wombat is a marsupial from Australia that short legs. It has a length of approximately 1 meter with a very short tail anyway. Wombat name gave Eora Aboriginal citizens who inhabit Sydney.
A wombat is a herbivorous animal with a diet of grass and roots. Skin color is brown sand and soft fur. Wombat walked very slowly but if threatened could run fast to save them. Wombat often hunted by animals Tasmanian Devil.
Wombat females use the bag to carry her child to be safe everywhere. To defend themselves and foraging, wombat using her fingers and teeth for digging burrows or defend themselves.
This cute-looking animals looking for food at the turn of the day, either dusk or dawn. The rest he more lies.
2. Tasmanian Devils
Tasmanian Devils are beasts of prey animals and carcasses. It can only be found on the island of Tasmania, Australia.
Its small size but very strong so if a prey is quite fast and disabling Wombat. In addition, Tasmanian Devils also attacked cattle farm so be hunted by residents since Europeans arrived in Australia.
This endangers habitats ranging protected since 1990 due to habitat became extinct. These animals also inspire filmmakers making Looney Tunes cartoon characters, The Tasmanian Devil or Taz.
Kangaroo is a marsupial animal typical of Australia’s most famous. This kangaroo name is the name that coincidence is not accidental that when the Europeans came to Australia in the 18th century to Aboriginal people and ask about the name of the animal. Aboriginal people answered ‘Kang Go Ro’.
Then the Europeans call by dialing kangaroo. In fact, ‘Kang Go Ro’ means that he does not understand the language of the Europeans.
Kangaroos have a distinctive appearance that the front legs are shorter with pockets on the chest. This leg also resulted in jump very far to reach 30 km / h. If you’re running, kangaroo can jump up to speeds of 70 km / h. Such as wombats, kangaroos females also use the bag to keep her children if still small.
After the kangaroo, koala is the second most famous icons of Australia. Koala itself means not drinking though reality still remains very rarely drink because the food is eucalyptus leaves is enough water. As well as kangaroos and wombats, koalas also marsupials.
Koala in a day can sleep 20 hours in a tree. Mostly he wakes up at night and eating eucalyptus leaves. Another uniqueness, the koala is the only mammal that has fingerprints like humans. Inter koala has a different fingerprint.
5. Tawny Frogmounth
Australia typical owls have its own uniqueness that has feathers like a tree texture. This bird is named Pingky likes to hide in a high branch and hidden so as not to be a target for opponents. This nocturnal animal food is rodents and other similar animals.