It was once native to mainland Australia and is now found in the wild only on the island state of Tasmania. Tasmanian Devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world today; they’re the size of a small dog, weighing 4kg to 14kg, and standing about 30cm tall. For their size, they have one of the most powerful bites of any mammal!
This reptile is the largest species of dragon family of lizards in Australia. The Frilled-neck lizard is called due to its frill (ruff) - a fold of skin, surrounding its throat. The frill of the lizard is thin and extensive, usually lying folded up over the lizard's shoulders.
Cassowaries are frugivores (fruit eaters), and are known to eat the fruits from 238 plant species. They've also been called a rainforest gardener, swallowing fruit whole and spreading the seeds great distances. Many plant species (especially those with big seeds) rely on them for seed dispersal and germination. The cassowary is Australia’s heaviest bird, weighing up to 76kg! Reaching 1.8m in height they come second only to Emus (which can reach 2m).