Top 5 Biggest Animals In Australia You Must Check Out One In Lifetime


A whale swimming in a body of water with a mountain in the background

Haven’t you heard of Australia’s biggest 5? We hope that you have heard of them and they are the most beautiful ones. We all know about Australia’s wildlife and how vibrant they are. You will not be able to take your eyes off them and you will be amazed to witness those 5 animals. We have picked up some of the most iconic as well as interesting creatures that you will spot on your trip to Australia. Hence, let’s check out below to be amazed! 

Quokka

A rodent standing on a sidewalk

This is a short and stocky macropod and the size of it is mostly like a domestic cat. This animal can be spotted near the grass and they have been described by one of the happiest animals on the planet. Also, they are very much photogenic and you will absolutely love them. They generally live in a family or small group. But the groups are male-dominated while sharing territory with other families. You are going to be amazed to know that they can climb trees and they keep roaming around. So, you can expect to see them on your trip and do not forget to take a picture! 

Kangaroo

Another most loving marsupials. Kangaroo has commonly known but people who visit Africa carry the wish to witness a kangaroo. This is going to be your one time experience. The kangaroo is a grazing herbivore with four distinct species;  eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo, red kangaroo, and antilopine kangaroo. Red kangaroos are the largest type, can grow to a length of 2.7 meters from head to tail and all types live in social groups known as a ‘mob’.  You will get to see kangaroos because they are fairly common throughout Australia, particularly the red and western grey, but quite often the most reliable state to see them in the wild. 

Echidna

These are the oldest surviving mammal on earth and Australia is home to four short-beaked species of the animal. They have spines that are covering their entire body, which are modified hairs used solely for defense against predators.  The short-beaked echidna feeds largely on ants, termites, and larvae. Echidnas live throughout mainland Australia and several of the islands and in all types of habitat, from mountains to the outback and you can surely expect to witness these amazing creatures! 

Tasmanian Devil

Who does not love the Tasmanian devil? We all love Taz, the Looney Tunes depiction of the Tasmanian Devil, and the fact is there are similarities and you will be able to spot them easily. The real creature, the size of a small dog, does fly into a fit of rage when threatened and does have a voracious appetite. The Tasmanian Devil is a carnivore that feasts on dead animals, birds, fish, and even fur and bones. Also, As the name suggests, the only place these creatures can be seen in the wild is this animal. The muscular jaws are really powerful!

Koala

Apart from the kangaroo, the koala is an iconic Aussie animal and this cuddly marsupial live off the eucalyptus trees that are most common in the east of Australia. They generally eat around a kilogram of leaves a day, which has the effect of making them smell like the trees they consume.

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