Australian Animals Quiz
Which of these animals is responsible for the most deaths in Australia?
- Found in the Great Barrier Reef, the Box Jellyfish is responsible for more deaths than snakes, sharks, and saltwater crocodiles combined. Box Jellyfish contain extremely potent venom, making their stings painful and sometimes fatal.
What animal accompanies the kangaroo on the Australian Coat of Arms?
- Both the Kangaroo and the Emu are on the Australian Coat of Arms. They were chosen because they cannot walk backwards, which was meant to represent the forward-thinking of the country.
What Australian animal has cube-shaped poop?
- One of the most popular facts about wombats is that they have cube-shaped poop. Scientists believe this is due to the dry environments in which they live.
What other mammal aside from echidnas lay eggs?
- Echidnas and plartypus are the only two mammals in the world that lay eggs, and both are native to Australia. It is believed that the platypus has hardly evolved at all in the last 150 million years.
Which Australian animal is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world?
- The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. These animals originated in mainland Australia, but are believed to have become extinct over 400 years ago.
What is the only land animal on Rottnest Island?
- The quokka is the only land animal that can be found on the Australian Rottnest Island. These marsupials are often described as the world's happiest animals.
What native Australian animal looks like a rabbit?
- The bilby looks so much like a rabbit, that Australians have a chocolate bibly for Easter to raise awareness on the endangered species. The bilby lives in the desert due to predators that forced them to migrate there.
What kind of animal is a kookaburra?
- The kookaburra is a very large bird, sometimes measuring 18 inches in length. Kookaburras are very territorial creatures.
Which Australian animal is sometimes called a "wild dog"?
- The dingo is often referred to as a "wild dog" even though it is closer to wolves. The dingo's tail alone is 12-13 inches long.
What kind of animal is a sugar glider?
- A sugar glider is a gliding possum. The name comes from the fact that they glide through the air and prefer sugary snacks.