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Animals of Australia

There are few places that match Australia for its unique animals, especially ts mammals such as its monotremes and marsupials and its abundant reptile and frog fauna.

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Common wombat

The common wombat is a large burrowing marsupial. they can weigh 25kg and be a metre long. The pouch faces backwards - an adaptation for an underground life. Make make extensive tunnel systems, which can undermine fences and even buildings. This species is still quite common in coastal and humid habitats in the ranges of south east Australia and also Tasmania. Usually noctural, this individual was filmed in late afternoon in a reserve where they were protected.



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