Posts in Australian Animals
Bandicoot, Eastern Barred

Although they are still common in some parts of Tasmania, the eastern barred bandicoot is now extinct in South Australia and ‘critically endangered’ in Victoria, where the population has been reduced to just 200 individuals.

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Echidna

The echidna has a long tubular snout, strong claws and reddish-brown to black fur. Protruding through the fur on the back are stout spines. The Tasmanian Echidna has more fur and fewer spines than the mainland form.

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Koala

A typical koala has long thick grey fur often with chocolate-brown highlights on the back and forearms and has a prominently light-coloured ventral side and fluffy white ear tufts.

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Long-Nosed Potoroo

Potoroos are one of the smallest members of the macropods living in Tasmania. Adult weight is approx. 1.3 kg and they range in colour from red-brown on the west coast to grey on the east coast, with paler fur on the belly.

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