Australia has many animals, some are native and some are introduced, or non-native. Native animals were in Australia before white people arrived and evolved with the landscape and aboriginal people over thousands of years.  Non-native or introduced animals have been brought to Australia, some on purpose for farming, sport, as pets, to display in zoos etc., and others accidentally such as black rats aboard ships.

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The sugar glider is a type of:



This very social bird is found over most of Australia, and is known by several names, including Eolophus roseicapilla (scientific name), rose-breasted cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey cockatoo. It is, however, much better known by its Aboriginal name; what is that name?



This Australian bird has a call that sounds like laughing. What is its name?



This is a flying fox, one of the largest bats in the world, and it is just hanging around trying to have a nap. Like most bats, it is nocturnal, but when it goes out at night, what is it likely to eat?



Echidna are monotremes (a mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth). Name the only other monotreme.



What do koalas eat?



What is this native Australian bird called?



I am a small mammal and have been adopted as the Australian symbol for Easter. Instead of the Easter Bunny, we have the Easter, _____?



My name is Aboriginal for ‘tiger cat’. What am I?



This gorgeous animal is very common in Australia. What is it?


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