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Title: The terrestrial animals in Australia


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The terrestrial animals in Australia
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The Marsupials
  • The marsupials are animals which carry their
    babies in a pouch (like the kangaroo), in which
    they grow. Here are several examples of
    marsupials.

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The Tasmanian Devil
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  • The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a
    carnivorous marsupial now found in the wild only
    in the Australian island state of Tasmania. It
    has the size of a small dog but its stocky and
    muscular. It is characterised by its black fur,
    pungent odour when stressed, and ferocity when
    feeding. It eats every sort of meat,like
    insects,birds and fish.

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The Koala
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The koala lives in Queensland,New South
Wales,Victoria and South Australia.It lives, eats
and sleeps in eucalyptus trees.The koala lives
almost entirely on eucalyptus leaves.
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It is broadly similar in appearance to the wombat
, but has a thicker coat, much larger ears, and
longer limbs. The koala has large, sharp claws to
assist with climbing tree trunks. Weight varies
from about 14 kg for a large southern male, to
about 5 kg for a small northern female.
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The kangaroo
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The kangaroo is the national emblem of
Australia.The kangaroo is a nocturnal animal. The
kangaroo is herbivorous and insectivorous.There
are many sorts of kangaroos.Here are severals
sorts of kangaroos The red kangarooo is the
largest surviving marsupial anywhere in
Australia. A large male can be 2 metres tall and
weigh 90 kgs. Kangaroos are the only large
animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion .
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These shy animals live about 6 years in the wild
and up to 20 in captivity.They are in danger of
extinction, but they are also considered
pests.Females have a pouch in which their babies
grow up. The hopping speed for a Red Kangaroo is
about 2025 km/h ,but speeds of up to 70 km/h
can be attained, over short distances, while it
can sustain a speed of 40 km/h for nearly two
kilometres.
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Chloé and Thomas
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