Australian Animal Learning Zone

Author: Prasenjit Banerjee

  • 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”.

  • 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”.

  • 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”. 

  • 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.

  • Thorny Devil

    Thorny Devil

    The Thorny Devil is a species of lizards found in Australia. It is known for its unique spiny appearance and chameleon-like color changing abilities. It is the only species belonging to the genus Moloch and is known by various names such as the Mountain Devil, Thorny Lizard, Thorny Dragon as well as Moloch. Thorny Devil…

  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

    Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

    The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is a large white cockatoo bird found in various parts of Australia as well as in New Guinea. They are quite popular as pets and make delightful companions. Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Scientific Name The scientific name for these species of cockatoo is “Cacatua galerita”.