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Tammar Wallaby Macropus eugenii
2013-08-21 14:39:46

The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii), also known as the darma wallaby or dama wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found in western and southern areas of Australia. It has also been introduced into areas of Australia where it once lived and into New Zealand. It prefers a habitat within grassland areas. The tammar wallaby was first discovered in 1817 by a French naturalist named Anselme...

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii
2013-08-19 15:17:01

The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a marsupial species that is classified within the Peramelidae family. It can be found in southeastern Australia in a range that includes Victoria and Tasmania. It reaches an average weight of less than 2.2 pounds and has a small tail. Its fur holds three or four bands on its hind body that are typically white in color. The eastern barred...

Leadbeaters Possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri
2013-08-15 12:14:02

Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri), also known as the fairy possum, is a marsupial that can be found in a small range in Australia. It is limited to the central highlands of Victoria and prefers a habitat within forests of old growth mountain ash. The State of Victoria designated this species as its faunal emblem in 1968. Leadbeater’s possum was discovered in 1867 and was...

Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip...

Game Boy Micro
2013-08-04 07:34:17

The Game Boy Micro is a handheld gaming console released by Nintendo on September 13, 2005 in Japan, September 19, 2005 in North America, October 1, 2005 in China as the iQue, November 3, 2005 in Australia, November 4, 2005 in Europe and November 9,2005 in South Korea. It was officially unveiled on May 17, 2005 at a Nintendo press conference. Its predecessor is the Game Boy Advance SP and...

Red Bull Ant Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant...

Inchman Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one...

Goulds Wattled Bat Chalinolobus gouldii
2013-06-26 13:18:12

Gould’s wattled bat (Chalinolobus gouldii) is a species of wattled bat that can be found in Australia. Its range includes New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and most of mainland Australia. It does occur in the Nullarbor Plain or in northern areas of Cape York Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within many areas, including woodlands and human populated areas. It derives its scientific and...

Black Flying Fox Pteropus alecto
2013-06-25 12:25:40

The black-flying fox (Pteropus alecto) is a species of megabat that can be found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. This species prefers a habitat within a variety of areas including swamps, rainforests, bamboo forests, and mangroves, where it roosts openly. Young individuals of this species that reside on Moa Island were once thought to be a separate species known as Pteropus...

Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis
2013-06-22 16:13:36

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a species of baleen whale that can be found in different regions in the summer and winter seasons. During the summer, it can be found in the Southern Ocean, possibly near Antarctica. During the winter, populations disperse into many warmer areas to breed, including waters near Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Namibia, Brazil,...