The Quokka of Rottnest Island 

Few things are as affably cute and good-natured as the quokka. This small macropod marsupial, is a cat-sized cousin of the kangaroo and is mostly found on Rottnest Island, Bald Island and scattered across the coast of Western Australia. They have shot to fame for their complete lack of fear of humans and can often be…

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What Exactly is a Platypus? 

The platypus is, by all accounts, an unusual animal. In fact, its appearance as a mix and match of lots of different animals was so unusual, that when a specimen was sent back to London for examination it was assumed to be an elaborate hoax consisting of different animals that had been stitched together! Now that we…

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Myths About Australian Wildlife 

Australia’s wildlife can be a little different from what visitors to the country are used to back home. But despite self-propagated myths about drop bears, Australian wildlife is actually a lot less mystical and unusual than some people might first assume. So, in order to keep you straight, I’m here to squash some common myths and misconceptions about the wildlife…

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Weirdest Plants in Australia 

It has become something of a global meme to point out the extreme biodiversity and strange animal species that are present in Australia and nowhere else, but that diversity actually scales way above and beyond just animals and into plant life too. Australia is home to lots of unique and interesting plant species, some of which you might…

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