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The kangaroo
  According to popular myth, the name ‘kangaroo’ came from the phrase ‘ I don

The koala
  Found in the coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, the koala s

Australian plants
  Australia supports 25,000 species of plants, compared to just 17,500 in Eur
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The kangaroo opossumsal1 07/28/2011
According to popular myth, the name ‘kangaroo’ came from the phrase ‘ I don’t understand you’ in the Guugu Yimithirr language, from when Captain Cook pointed to one of these animals and asked a local Aborigine what it was.   reply
The koala opossumsal1 07/28/2011
Found in the coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, the koala survives solely on eucalyptus leaves and spends most of its time sleeping – three out of its five waking hours are dedicated to eating! Eucalyptus leaves are low in calories, so there’s not a lot of energy to spare.   reply
Australian plants opossumsal1 07/28/2011
Australia supports 25,000 species of plants, compared to just 17,500 in Europe, and there are over 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia alone! Indeed Western Australia is famed for its springtime show of wildflower blooms.

There are also a number of the unique ‘living fossils’, such as the Wollemi pine and the grass tree, that have survived unchanged since the dinosaurs roamed.   reply
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