Top 9 Friendliest Animal In Australia (With Pictures)



1. Quokka

Quokka
Quokka

Quokkas are adorable, playful, and adored for their cute button that has recently earned Quokkas the title of the world’s most joyful animal. They are restricted to the southwest area within Western Australia.

It has a short, rough, and dense grey-brown fur covering most of the body and smaller parts beneath. The primary food source is budded from trees and shrubs and grasses, leaves, seeds, succulents, and roots. Quokkas are taller than the average person with a shoulder of 9.5″-13 and weigh 3kg.



2. Koala

Koala
Koala

Koala marsupial that lives in trees of the eastern coast of Australia. Koalas are famous for their vast round heads, large furry ears, and large black eyes. They consume a variety of tree species, including the Pogostemon, melaleuca, and corymbs species.

They are about 2 to 3 feet tall and weigh between 4 and 15 kilograms. Koalas are located in habitats that range from open woodlands to woodlands and in temperatures ranging from tropical to cold.



3. Pygmy Possum

Pygmy Possum
Pygmy Possum

The pygmy is tiny possums, which make up the family of marsupials known as Burramyidae. They are characterized by their dense, fine grey-brown fur with an underbody of creamy-fawn color. At night, they eat nectar and pollen that comes from Eucalypts bottles and banksias. They can grow to just 5cm in size and weigh 44 grams.

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4. Kangaroo

Kangaroo
Kangaroo

Kangaroos are giant marsupials that are only found in Australia. The short-haired kangaroos have powerful hind legs, tiny forelimbs, and big feet. They also have an extended tail.

They consume flowers, grasses, leaves, ferns, moos, or bugs. Kangaroos can grow that range from 3- 8 feet and weigh 90kg. Their habitats include woodlands, forests, plains, savannas, and plains.



5. Australian Sea Lion

Australian Sea Lion
Australian Sea Lion

Australian sea lions, also known as Neophoca cinerea, have large bodies, big heads, and thin flippers. On their backs, males are gray or dark brown, and they can appear black if they’re wet.

They hunt octopuses, blue-throated wrasses and squids, cuttlefish, and fairy penguins. When they reach the age of adulthood, males increase to around 2.5 meters and 190 kilograms in weight.



6. Wombat

Wombat
Wombat

Wombats are short-legged and muscular marsupials that are native to Australia. Wombats are tiny marsupials that seem like the cross between an ox, a pig, and the gopher.

They consume native grasses, such as the tussocky snow grass, wallaby grass’, ‘snow grass,’ and kangaroo grass. Common Wombats have an average shoulder height of 24″-28″ (61-71 millimeters ) and weigh between 20 and 35 kg. They are found in a variety of humid, forested areas that are partly wet along the coast and on the ranges and the western slopes.

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7. Echidna

Echidna
Echidna

The echidna is characterized by spines that resemble an animal and a beak that resembles a bird’s beak, a pouch that resembles an antelope, and can lay eggs just like reptiles. The echidna is like the anteater and a hedgehog or porcupine.

Echidnas are primarily a food source for earthworms, ants, and termites. Echidnas can range between 14 and thirty inches (35.5 to 76 centimeters) in length from 5.5 to 22 pounds. They are found in scrubland, montane, and desert forests within Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.



8. Wallaby

Wallaby
Wallaby

The Wallaby can be described as a marsupial or pouched creature part of the Kangaroo family. Wallabies generally are smaller to medium-sized mammals; however, the biggest can be six feet in height between head and tail.

Wallabies are herbivores, and the majority of their diet consists of grasses and plants. The largest can measure six feet (1.8 meters) from crown to tail in height and weigh between 2 and 24 kgs. Wallabies are found in plains and open grasslands, and others are located within dense forests.



9. Quoll

Quoll
Quoll

Quolls are carnivorous mammals that are native to Australia as well as New Guinea. They have a long snout, hairy tail, pink nose with big ears, sharp teeth, an elongate body, and a brunette or black flecked with black or brown spots.

The smaller quolls are primarily consumed by birds, insects, frogs, lizards, fruit and. The average male quoll weighs between 1.6 to 3.5kg with an average length of between 80-93 cm. spotted-tailed quolls are found in various types of habitats, including woodlands, forests, coastal heathlands, and rainforests.

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