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Australian Native Animals
We are blessed with some interesting Australian native animals. As part of your trip, you should try to seek out as many of these animals as you can – preferably in their natural environment, out in the wild.
The Koala and Kangaroo are the most famous. Click here for more information on Australian Kangaroos and Koala Bears.
Below are the best of the other interesting Australian native Animals worth looking out for.
This animal features on the Australian coat of arms as it is a symbol of progression. The Emu, like the Kangaroo that stands next to it, can only go forwards.
Did you know?
The Emu is Australia’s largest bird and one of the more important of the Australian Native Animals. It’s name comes from the Portuguese word Ema, meaning large bird
They can run at speeds of 50km/h and a stride can be as long as 3m.
They eat grasses, leaves and fruit but vary their diet by season depending on what food is available.
They can’t fly but get out of trouble by running very fast.
Where to See Emus
Emus are hardy birds so can survive even the harshest of Australia’s climates. You could see one in the dry centre of Australia or in the tropical woodlands in the north