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WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERED ON OUR ADVENTURES

Tasmanian Devil

Binomial Name: Sarcophilus harrisii

Location: Tasmania

Food: Carnivorous - Birds, snakes, fish and insects

Conservation Status: Endangered

Did you know: Tasmanian devil has one of the strongest bites in the animal world; 1200 pounds per square inch, which means that it can bite through the metal trap.

Wombat

Binomial Name: Vombatidae

Location: Southern eastern coastal regions of Australia

Food: Herbivores - Roots, Grasses, Scrub, Herbs and Bark

Conservation Status: Least concern

Did you know: Wombats walk with a waddle, although they look pudgy and slow, Wombats can run up to 40km/hr and can maintain the speed for 1 1/2 minutes.

Fairy Penguin

Binomial Name: Eudyptula Minor

Location: Coastlines of Southern Australia and New Zealand

Food: Carnivores - small fish, plankton, squid and krill

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Did you know: These cute little guys only grow to about 33cm tall making them the smallest species of penguin in the world.

Tiger Shark

Binomial Name: Galeocerdo Cuvier

Location: Tropical and temperate waters especially around central Pacific Islands

Food: Carnivore - Turtles, marine mammals, stingrays, sea birds and fish

Conservation Status: Near threatened

Did you know: Tiger Sharks are voracious carnivores, but they have also been known as 'wastebaskets of the ocean' because of their habit to eat whatever they see. Some stomach contents have included licence plates, cows hoofs, oil cans and old tires. 

Red-bellied black snack

Binomial Name: Pseudechis porphyriacus

Location: Eastern Australia

Food: Carnivore - fish, tadpoles, lizards, frogs, snakes and mammals

Conservation Status: 

Did you know: The female is slightly smaller to the male contrary to most other snake species.