Australian bush animals include undomesticated creatures such as the koala and the kangaroo.
There are also lots of different types of birds that make the bush their home. It is the perfect habitat for sugar gliders and echidnas. Their wombats, possums and crocodiles have become world renowned through the movies and other media.
Baby Wombat (Photo credit: feverblue)
Some of the Australian bush animals that make the county their home were deliberately released by European settlers. The camel, bilby, Tasmanian devil, wombat, sea lion and quokka all reside in Australia. Some of these wild creatures may be found in other parts of the globe but others are unique to Australia.
The Australian bush, a major influence and central subject matter for the Heidelberg School artists. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The duck billed platypus are two monotremes that are found in Australia. They are both mammals that lay eggs. The echidna protects itself by digging into the dirt until only its spines are visible. The platypus is one of only a few mammals that can defend itself by producing venom.
Dingo walking. Image cropped from Wikimedia Commons work by Jarrod Amoore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Illustration of dingo skull, uploaded from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dingoskull.jpg (Photo credit:Wikipedia)
Children of this nation grow up seeing the duck billed platypus, dingoes and other animals that have distinctive characteristics. Some people are surprised to discover that the country has one of the largest feral camel populations in the world. The dromedaries were carried to the area in the late 1800s.
Duck Billed Platypus Schnabeltier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ornithorhynchus anatinus Deutsch: Schnabeltier Русский: Утконос (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The dingo, or Australian wild dog, is known as a Warrigal by citizens. They are not native to the country and initially came from undomesticated Asian dogs. However they are now extremely rare outside of Australia. They are classified as a protected species and it is forbidden to sell these animals overseas.
Freshwater_Crocodiles at Australia Zoo. Own photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Australia has two sorts of crocodiles. The freshwater crocodile is known as the Johnston crocodile and can reach a length of about three meters. The saltwater crocodile is the largest living reptile on the planet and also one of the most dangerous. It grows to around seven meters.
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Eucalypt woodlands in Victoria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)