On mainland australia, four species are sustainably harvested, largely for their meat or fur: the eastern grey, western grey, common wallaroo, and australia’s most famous icon (and largest marsupial), the red kangaroo. Kangaroo island in australia is an incredibly special place that is still relatively new on the tourism map much of the landscape is still raw and the island is home to only a small population, making it an awesome destination to admire an expansive range of spectacular natural wonders without the crowds. Council road signs often list phone numbers for callers to report injured animals emblems and popular culture a kangaroo and an emu feature on the australian the kangaroo is a recognisable symbol of australia the kangaroo and emu feature on the australian coat of arms.
Over 270 species of land dwelling mammals are native to australia, approximately 84% of these being found nowhere else but the region encompassing australia, new guinea and neighbouring islands koala, wombat, kangaroo, numbat, platypus and many others are found only in australia itself, while new guinea has a number of wallaby, tree kangaroo. However, for most people in the northern hemisphere the australian wildlife is just something special, despite spiders, snakes and crocodiles in this section about australian animals i am going to tell you about the most common and cutest, as well as the most dangerous species of native australian animals.
Kangaroo facts is it is considered as national symbol of australiahabitats in australia, tasmania, new guineait is the largest marsupial mammals on earth. The national animal of australia is red kangaroo its scientific name is osphranter rufus it belongs to the family of macropodidae facebook twitter google+ read national 10 facts about red kangaroo red kangaroo is the most popular and native animal of australia country.
The australian museum complete book of australian mammals (angus & robertson, 1983) edited by r strahan has long been the standard reference to mammals of australia 'mammals of australia' by r strahan is a revision of this important document.
Animal facts - kangaroos the dominant male kangaroo is under constant challenges from other mature males within the mob this ensures the strongest, fittest male remains as the primary breeder and passes the best genes on to the next generation. The best scientific survey data, based on millions of square kilometres surveyed by aircraft each year, puts the combined number of these four kangaroo species currently at around 46 million animals this is a conservative estimate, because only the rangelands where kangaroos are subject to government-sanctioned harvest are surveyed. Kangaroo, it's what's for dinner experts in australia are asking citizens to eat more kangaroo meat in order to curtail the rising population of the marsupial, which nearly doubled in six years.