How cute! The 10 Australian Cutest Animal
Australians love their native animals, and it’s not hard to see why when you see how cute they are. The furry little guys are on everything from our coins to our national sports teams. Check out the 10 cutest animals that live in Australia.
Australian Cutest Animal: #1 Quokka
Meet the cute and rare animal from Australia. The quokka is only found in small numbers in the south-west corner of Western Australia. It looks like a kangaroo the size of a cat, but it is friendlier than the average kangaroo and will run up to people for a selfie. Even tennis star Roger Federer posed for one. The best place to see these nocturnal marsupials is on Rottnest Island, which is home to 10,000 of them.
Australian Cutest Animal: #2 Sugar glider
If the sugar glider’s eyes were any bigger, it would look like a Pokemon that was real and alive. This cute possum has a membrane that connects its front legs to its back legs. This lets it glide through the air and float through the trees on Australia’s north and east coasts.
Australian Cutest Animal: #3 Platypus
When British biologist George Shaw first saw a platypus in 1799, he wrote that he thought it was a fake. He even used a pair of scissors to see if a skilled taxidermist had sewn a duck’s bill onto a beaver’s body. Scientists eventually found out that this half-water animal that laid eggs was real and lived in the east of Australia.
Australian Cutest Animal: #4 Wombat
These four-legged marsupials are so soft and squishy that it seems like they were made to be held. Wombats walk around in the woods of south-eastern Australia. Their cube-shaped poop, which looks like little brown dice, is a good way to find their home.
Australian Cutest Animal: #5 Sea lion
Sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish, stingrays… there’s no shortage of scary animals swimming around Australia’s waterways, but the sea lion isn’t one of them. The puppies of the sea occupy the waters around the south-west coast of the country, and you can even splash around with these inquisitive, friendly seals off the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Australian Cutest Animal: #6 Tree-kangaroo
No, this doesn’t just mean that Skippy is hiding in the forest. The tree-kangaroo is a unique species of tree-dwelling animal that lives in the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland, Australia. There are 14 subspecies of tree-kangaroo, but the population is in danger of dying out because of hunting and the destruction of their habitat.
Australian Cutest Animal: #7 Koala
Fluffy ears, puppy dog eyes, a big button nose, a cuddly body, and the kind of sleepy attitude that comes from sleeping 20 hours a day… Why wouldn’t you like the koala? The loved marsupial that lives in trees can be found all along the east and south coasts of Australia, basically anywhere that has a gum tree for it to hang out in all day.
Australian Cutest Animal: #8 Bilby
One species of bilby died out when the British took over Australia. However, another strain of these desert-living marsupials with long noses and pointed ears has survived in Central Australia, even though they are considered endangered. In fact, many Australians eat chocolate bilbies at Easter instead of the traditional rabbit, which is a terrible pest Down Under, to help save the bilbies.
Australian Cutest Animal: #9 Echidna
Even though they have thousands of sharp spikes all over their bodies, echidnas are so cute that you still want to give them a hug. Along with the platypus, the echidna is Australia’s most common native mammal. There are four species of echidna, and all of them lay eggs.
Australian Cutest Animal: #10 Kangaroo
The koala is the national symbol of Australia, so we couldn’t leave it off this list of the country’s cutest animals. You can see them all over the country right now, as their population has grown past 50 million and they now outnumber people two to one. Skippy’s cute looks haven’t stopped him from ending up on the dinner plate, though. Experts are telling Aussies to eat kangaroo meat to help stop the overpopulation problem.
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By: Travel Pixy