Australian Animal Learning Zone

  • Red-Bellied Black Snake

    Red-Bellied Black Snake

    The Red-Bellied Black Snake is an elapid snake species native to the eastern parts of Australia. One of Australia’s most well-known snakes, it is frequently spotted by many adventurers in the urban forests and open areas of this part of the world. Scientific Name Its scientific name is “Pseudechis porphyriacus”.

  • Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

    Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

    The Bridled Nailtail Wallaby or Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby is a marsupial species living in various parts of Australia. It derives its name from the white-colored bridle line that runs from center of its neck down behind forearms on either side, as well as the horny nailed point at the tip of the long tail. Scientific…

  • Lyrebird


    Lyrebirds are ground-dwelling birds that are native to Australia. They are known for their noteworthy mimicking abilities, unique tails and plumes as well as interesting courtship display.

  • Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

    Australian Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

    Giant cuttlefish is the largest cuttlefish species in the world. They are found primarily on the southern coasts of Australia. They are quite well-known for their color changing abilities and inquisitive behavior. It is also referred to as the Australian giant cuttlefish. Scientific Name The scientific name for this species of cuttlefish is “Sepia apama”.

  • Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo

    Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo

    The Lumholtz tree kangaroo is a heavy-bodied species of tree kangaroo that is found mostly in the rainforests of Queensland. It gets its name from Norwegian explorer and naturalist Carl Sofus Lumholtz. Scientific Name The scientific name for this species of tree kangaroo is “Dendrolagus lumholtzi”.

  • Western Swamp Tortoise

    Western Swamp Tortoise

    The Western Swamp Tortoise is a species of short-necked freshwater tortoise that belongs to the tortoise subfamily Chelodininae. It is also referred to as western swamp turtle. The Western Swamp Tortoise is considered to be Australia’s rarest reptile. Scientific Name The scientific name for this species of tortoise is “Pseudemydura umbrina”. 

  • Australian Fur Seal

    Australian Fur Seal

    Australian Fur Seals are one of the most impressive varieties of seals. They belong to Otariidae family and differ from other normal seals. They are called fur seals since they carry two layers of fur in their body.  Australian Fur Seal is also known by the names of Cape Fur Seal, South African Fur Seal…

  • Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

    Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

    The saltwater crocodile is the largest living reptile species of all. This opportunistic, adaptable and formidable apex predator can be found across a wide range from the northern parts of Australia through South-east Asia and the eastern coasts of India. It is also known as Indo-Pacific and Estuarine crocodile.

  • Southern Right Whale

    Southern Right Whale

    The Southern Right Whales are one of the three Right Whale species in the Eubalaena genus. This Baleen Whale species can be easily distinguished by the presence of the callosities on their heads. They are a close relative of the North Pacific Right and the North Atlantic Whales. These whales are mainly found in the…

  • Grey Headed Flying Fox

    Grey Headed Flying Fox

    Grey Headed Flying Fox is an Australian megabat belonging to the genus Pteropus. Being one of the biggest bat species, these mammals inhabit varied locations in its native place, migrating hundreds of miles for food. They are the largest flying mammals on earth and because they mainly subsist on fruits and seeds, they are also…

  • Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

    Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

    Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat is one of the three living Wombat species found in Australia. The animal is also known as “yaminon”. It belongs to the Marsupialia or Marsupial infraclass. This species was once very widespread in different parts of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. But, at present the Northern Hairy Nosed…

  • Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

    Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

    Frilled Lizard or Frill-Necked Lizard is a large lizard species belonging to the Agamidae family. They are native to various regions of Australia and New Guinea. The frill like ruff around the neck of this lizard earned it the name Frill-Necked Lizard. It is also known as the Frilled Neck Lizard and Frilled Dragon. This…

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