Australian Animal Learning Zone

Category: Mammals

  • 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…

  • 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”.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Numbat


    Numbat is a marsupial belonging to the mammal family. It is an emblem of the Western Australia. The mammal looks very adorable and makes a great pet. Due to its endangered existence status it is protected and not much encouraged to be petted. Numbat Scientific Name. Scientific name for Numbat is Myrmecobius fasciatus.

  • Marsupial Mouse

    Marsupial Mouse

    Marsupial Mouse is a small rat or mouse that belongs to the Dasyyuridae family. It is also known as “stuart’s antechinus” and “macleay’s marsupial mouse” Marsupial Mouse Scientific Name The Scientific Name of Marsupial Mouse is Antechinus stuartii.

  • Tasmanian Devil

    Tasmanian Devil

    Tasmanian devil is the largest of the marsupial, which is a carnivore. Fossils found widely across Australia prove that they were once widespread across the mainland Australia. That was about 400 years ago. Now they are available only in the island state of Tasmania. The Tasmanian devil is the size of a small dog with…

  • Platypus


    Platypus is one amongst the nature’s unlikely animal. They are the only mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth to their young ones. They are native to the Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Platypus are semi aquatic mammals and are included as one of the extant species of monotremes. It belongs to the Ornithorhynchidae family…