Why Postcards from Australia are more Tempting than a Cinnabon

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Why Postcards from Australia are more Tempting than a Cinnabon

Speedy Sloth sprawled out on tree branch

Sleeping Sloth in Tree

 

Approximately 90% of the animals native to Australia are found nowhere else in the world.  Many yet today are uncategorized and documented

 

Not Only is Australia is the smallest continent and is sometimes referred to as the worlds largest island.

 

Dingo – Native Dog of Australia

  • Only 5% of their communication involves barking – the rest is growling (65%) and howling (30%).
  • Fraser Island is thought home to the “purest” strain of dingos and most closely related to the originals.
  • Dingos have a prominent role in the culture of Aboriginal Australians and have been depicted on rock carvings and cave paintings dating as far back as 4,000 years ago.
  • Largest terrestrial predator in Australia
Dingo Native Dogs of Australia standing on Rock

Dingo Native Dogs of Australia

 

Platypus

  • The platypus has 40,000 electroreceptors on its bill that allow it to find food, as folds of skin cover their eyes and ears to prevent water from entering, and the nostrils close with a watertight seal when they dive.
  • When European settlers discovered the Platypus, it was so baffling they thought it was a hoax!
  • They Do not Have Stomach
  • They Lay Eggs for Reproduction
  • Have a Poisonous Spur

Kangaroo

  • They can Jump over Three Times their Height
  • Females can determine the sex of their young
  • They Can Move faster than a Racehorse
  • They can Grow over 6′ in Height

The Dingo Fence of south-east Australia is the longest fence in the world, at 5,614 km (3,488 mi); it is also one of the longest structures of any kind

 

Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is home to Australia’s only naturally burning coal seam which has been burning under the surface for over 5,500 years

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