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1 The Unique World of Australian Animals School № 174

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3 In my opinion, geographical position of Australia influences the wildlife, geographical position of Australia influences the wildlife, that is why Australian animals differ from other countries that is why Australian animals differ from other countries.

4 Millions of years ago, Australia was part of a huge continent called Gondwanaland. But then it slowly moved and formed several different areas of land. So, Australia became cut of from the rest of the world.

5 Waterloving platypus – a small Australian animal, that lays eggs and has a beak like a duck’s, but gives milk to its young. The male platypus has venom strong enough and can kill a small dog.

6 Echidna – a toothless ant – eater of Australia. There are only two types of monotreme in the world- the platypus and the echidna. the platypus and the echidna. They are egg-laying mammals.

7 Dingo – a wild dog of Australia, about fifty centimetres high and usually sandy – coloured. Dingo – a wild dog of Australia, about fifty centimetres high and usually sandy – coloured. It is the only killer among the native animals. the native animals. It is the only killer among the native animals. the native animals.

8 Kangaroos usually get around by hopping. Females carry their young in a pouch (a special pocket of flesh) Kangaroos are the largest marsupials in the world They have a pouch a strong tail long ears large hint legs

9 In Australia you can meet you can meet Tree Kangaroo Rat Kangaroo Red Kangaroo Wallabies Grey Kangaroo

10 It usually sleeps during the day. They can make an extremely loud and aggressive growling noise. Koala – is a tree-loving comical - looking animal, that lives on the eucalyptus. It will eat nothing more, only leaves.

11 The nest of an Emu can be up to 1,5 metres wide. If endangered, they can defend themselves by kicking. Emu – a large Australian bird which runs well but can’t fly.

12 The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of unique animals. They are endemic to Australia

13 I have known that the unique Australian fauna is attributed to  the continent’s long geographic isolation  tectonic stability  the effects of an unusual pattern of climate change  it was the last continent to be discovered  and to be inhabited by the white man

14 But hunting and the introduction of non- native species, have led to numerous extinctions, which include Broad-faced Potoroo Pig-footed Bandicoot Paradise Parrot

15 Nowadays, Australia has passed federal and state legislation and established a lot of protected areas. a lot of protected areas. Nowadays, Australia has passed federal and state legislation and established a lot of protected areas. a lot of protected areas.

16 Information resources : Berra, T. M A Natural History of Australia. Academic Press Strahan, R. ed The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals. Angus & Robertson Walton, D. W. Ed Fauna of Australia, Volume 1A. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra


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