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May 2, 2023

Australian Animals: From Venomous Snakes to Sweet Kangaroos

Australia is known for its unique and diverse wildlife, with some of the world’s most famous animals, such as kangaroos, calling it home. Australia is like a natural safari park, with an abundance of wild, pure, and almost ancestral life, where you can witness the natural flow of animal life.

However, it’s important to note that Australia is also home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures, such as venomous snakes, deadly jellyfish, and Great White Sharks – just to mention a couple of them.

Spot Australian animals in their natural habitat

In Australia, you can observe animals in their natural habitat without the need to pay for a tour or reserve entrance. You can encounter eagles, quokkas, dingoes, whales, koalas, dolphins, rays, turtles, snakes, spiders, camels, crocodiles, sharks, parrots, wombats, wallabies, seals, and emus.

Australia is not only sharks

Going to the beach in Australia might seem like a challenge as many people picture black shadows in the water, sharp teeth ready to tear flesh, and a dorsal fin on the horizon. The Great White Sharks are often portrayed as the main reason to avoid the Australian beaches. However, the likelihood of encountering sharks is relatively low, and the beaches have warning signs and protected areas with steel nets that prevent shark and jellyfish access. On average, only two people die from shark attacks each year, and surfers are the most vulnerable. We’d say that driving a car is way more dangerous.

Australian danger at the beach

Other dangerous animals to be aware of include sea snakes and saltwater crocodiles. However, these animals are typically only found in Northern Territory, North Queensland, and Kimberly (north WA), and high-risk areas are well-marked.

Australia land of kangaroos

Despite the presence of dangerous animals, Australia is also home to some of the sweetest and friendliest animals, such as quokkas. You can also easily encounter whales, dolphins, starfish, seals, sea lions, turtles, mantas, rays, and a variety of colourful fish while snorkelling in the beautiful waters that surround Australia.

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Meet quokkas – the happiest animal in the world

One must-visit location in Australia is Rottnest Island, a paradise without cars, located half an hour from Fremantle. Here, you can meet the world’s happiest animals, the quokkas, go snorkeling amongst colorful fish, and spot whales, dolphins, and many more.

If you are planning a trip to Australia, it’s essential to research the animals and their habitats, as well as the necessary precautions to take when encountering them. Australia’s wildlife is unique and diverse, making it a must-visit destination for any nature lover.

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