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Australian Animals


  1. Which two native Australian animals are on the coat of arms of Australia?
  2. What is the alternative name for the spiny anteater?
  3. What do koala bears eat?
  4. Which large member of the kingfisher family is also known as the laughing jackass?

  5. What's noticably unusual about a wombat's faeces?
  6. The longest fence in the world was completed during the 1950s to keep what animal out of grazing lands?
  7. The Sydney species of which spider is the deadliest spider in Australia?
  8. Which large flightless black bird is the third largest living bird after the ostrich and emu?
  9. Which household product is often made available on Australian beaches because of venomous jellyfish?
  10. Which Australian carnivorous marsupial has come to worldwide attention through a Looney Tunes character?
  11. Which European animal brought over to Australia in the 1800s have caused great environmental damage?
  12. Melopsittacus undulatus is a common parakeet naturally distributed through Australia. By what name is it better known?
  13. True or false. Emus are only widespread in Australia?
  14. The inland taipan is what type of animal?
  15. Which egg-laying mammal features on the reverse of the Australian twenty-cent coin?
  16. Australian farmers can apply for permits to kill protected flying foxes when they are causing crop damage. What are flying foxes?
  17. True or false? There are no alligators in Australia, only crocodiles.
  18. What bird, also known as the pink and grey cockatoo, is also derogatory Australian slang?
  19. Considered to be the largest living reptile, which species of crocodile inhabits Australia's north coast?
  20. The sugar glider is a small, nocturnal gliding what? This word can also be a term of endearment.
  21. The word macropod actually means 'big foot'. If kangaroos are the biggest macropods, what are the smallest?


  1. Emu and kangaroo
  2. Echidna
  3. Eucalyptus leave
  4. Kookaburra
  5. They're cube shaped
  6. Dingoes
  7. Funnel web spider
  8. The southern cassowary
  9. Vinegar
  10. Tasmanian Devil
  11. Rabbits
  12. Budgerigar, or budgie
  13. True.
  14. A snake
  15. Platypus
  16. Fruit bats, or bats
  17. True. There are no alligators in Australia.
  18. Galah
  19. The saltwater crocodile
  20. Possum
  21. Wallabies