Kangaroos on the beach at sunset at Cape Hillsborough National Park © Tourism and Events Queensland

Cape Hillsborough National Park, Queensland

Guide to Australia’s animals

Wombat in the snow at Cradle Mountain © Tourism Australia/Daniel Tran

Wombat, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania © Tourism Australia/Daniel Tran

Did you know?

Australia has more than 40 species of kangaroo and wallaby, from the mighty red kangaroo to the teeny musky rat-kangaroo.

The Bilby Experience, Charleville, Queensland © Save the Bilby Fund

The Bilby Experience, Charleville, Queensland © Save the Bilby Fund

Kangaroo, Greenough Wildlife Park, Greenough, Western Australia © Australia’s Coral Coast

Kangaroo, Greenough Wildlife Park, Greenough, Western Australia © Australia’s Coral Coast

Kangaroos on the grass beside Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park © Tourism Australia

Kangaroos, Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National Park, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Did you know?

Perfectly suited to desert climates, early outback explorers brought camels to Australia from Afghanistan, India and the Middle East.

Koala joey with mother, Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Queensland © Ben Beaden / Australia Zoo

Koala joey with mother, Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Queensland © Ben Beaden / Australia Zoo  

Worn Gundidj @ Tower Hill, Victoria © Tourism Australia

Worn Gundidj @ Tower Hill, Victoria © Tourism Australia

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