WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERED ON OUR ADVENTURES
Binomial Name: Sarcophilus harrisii
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.
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.
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.
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
Did you know: The female is slightly smaller to the male contrary to most other snake species.