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Animals of Australia


As Australia is an island, and has been for millions of years, many of the animals in Australia have evolved differently from those in the rest of the world. Therefore, Australia has many animals which are not native to any other continent on Earth - koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats for example.


Your task today is to research an animal which is native to Australia and not the UK. Many of these animals can be seen in zoos or safari parks, but we've never seen a kangaroo out in the wild!


As always - how you present your research is up to you, but think about:

  • What is their habitat?
  • What animal class do they belong to (are they mammals, reptiles...)?
  • What do they eat? Are they predators or prey - or both?
  • What are their strengths and weaknesses? 
  • How have they evolved to fit their environment?


You could present this as a fact file, as a poster (don't forget to add lots of information though!), as an information text (non-chronological report), or you could even create something on the computer - for example, with PowerPoint.


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