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Animals of Australia

Based on the descriptions, guess the common names of these animals that live in Australia.
To make it easier, we give you the first letter
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First submittedFebruary 3, 2014
Last updatedMarch 22, 2016
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Letter
Description
Animal
K
Adorable eucalyptus eater
Koala
K
Marsupial and national animal of Australia
Kangaroo
W
Like the above, but smaller
Wallaroo
W
Like the above, but smaller yet
Wallaby
E
Egg-laying mammal
Echidna
P
Egg-laying mammal
Platypus
M
Crow-like bird with black and white feathers
Magpie
TD
Carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania
Tasmanian Devil
TT
Striped carnivore of Tasmania, extinct since 1936
Tasmanian Tiger
B
Small marsupial whose name means "pig rat" and that inspired a video game character
Bandicoot
K
Tree kingfisher whose call sounds like laughter
Kookaburra
E
Large flightless bird and national animal of Australia
Emu
D
Wild dog
Dingo
W
Cute, burrowing marsupial
Wombat
B
Most venomous type of jellyfish
Box Jellyfish
R
Fast-breeding invasive mammal
Rabbit
C
World's largest reptile
Crocodile
N
Also called a banded anteater
Numbat
F
World's largest type of bat
Flying Fox
C
Be "wary" of this large, flightless tropical bird
Cassowary
B
Feral horse
Brumby
H
Fast-moving spider that can hunt small lizards
Huntsman
Q
Resembles a tiny, furry kangaroo
Quokka
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level 58
Mar 2, 2014
Some of these answers are too vague?
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level 56
Oct 27, 2016
I'm Australian and I promise you they're very specific.
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Well, surely rats are fast breeding and invasive. And start with an R.
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level 10
Oct 27, 2016
roleybob, rats aren't native.
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level 62
Oct 27, 2016
Neither are rabbits
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level 56
Jan 25, 2019
"Domesticated European rabbits arrived in Australia with the First Fleet. They were introduced for food and wild rabbits were later brought in for hunting. A colony of feral rabbits was reported in Tasmania in 1827 and wild European rabbits were released in Victoria in 1859, and in South Australia shortly after." Therefore rabbits are more native to Australia than rats.
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level 37
Mar 4, 2014
I was surprised there wasn't a cockatoo, pademelon, or funnel web spider.
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level 57
Mar 4, 2014
The platypus is the most awesome animal on Earth.
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level 33
Jul 2, 2015
It is also a freak of nature!!! But yes, it is awesome!
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level 67
Aug 8, 2015
No animal is a 'Freak of Nature"
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level 71
Dec 27, 2015
EVERY animal is a freak of nature
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
Speak for yourself
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level 55
Jan 25, 2019
Shots fired
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level 83
Oct 27, 2016
I happen to agree with you, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on...
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level 40
Mar 31, 2014
Rabbit seems really out of place in this list, because it's the only one that isn't native to Australia.
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level 26
Apr 20, 2014
Neither are brumbies
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level 53
Oct 27, 2016
The Rabbitoh, however, is native to Australia.
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level 27
Apr 18, 2014
No dropbear?
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level 46
Apr 23, 2014
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level 9
Jun 29, 2014
So that's where my veggies are going...
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level 70
Jul 28, 2017
Now THAT'S a dangerous Australian animal!
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level 34
Apr 27, 2014
Good quiz. I never can remember the right spelling for cassowary
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level 15
May 8, 2014
Oops missed Numbat and Wallaroo. Mainly because ive never even heard of a wallaroo lol I had to google that one. "The term is not generally used by Australians" that explains that haha
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level 26
Dec 17, 2014
Pnershy is a cassowary, to make you know.
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level 15
Dec 27, 2014
never heard of a wallaroo
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level 36
Apr 12, 2015
Good quiz, but what about the Bilby?
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level 49
May 11, 2015
Could you accept "Tassie Devil" and "Tassie Tiger"?
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level 77
Jun 8, 2015
Funny quiz but... not enough snakes ;).
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level 23
Jul 30, 2015
The old days playing Crash Bandicoot with your little brother <33
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level 40
Aug 28, 2015
100% true blue aussie woot woot
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level 26
Nov 19, 2015
Pnershy is a TV show about a cassowary, and I'm the only one in the world who does cassowary stuff! I'm 7, by the way.
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level 45
Dec 1, 2015
Can't BELIEVE I didn't think "crocodile". I was stuck on thinking the world's biggest as the komodo dragon, and they're not from Australia.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2016
Nice quiz. The only one I didn't get was the quokka. I googled a youtube video to see what they look like, and they are SO CUTE!
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level 52
Sep 3, 2016
Anyone else not ready for magpie swooping season?
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level 76
Oct 27, 2016
I can't believe I've missed wombat all 3 times I've taken this...
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level 71
Oct 27, 2016
Nor can I!
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level 76
Oct 27, 2016
I knew this would be upsetting to you. Sorry, bats. I still like you.
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level 55
Jan 25, 2019
Took me five minutes to get the joke
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level 79
Oct 27, 2016
I'm 0 for 2. :-/
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level 46
Oct 27, 2016
I just saw 'Q' and thought Quoll
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level 79
Oct 27, 2016
Where's my baaaaby? I've lost my baaaaaby... (wait for it...)
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
No chazzwazzas?
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level 69
Oct 27, 2016
This I like.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
Let's get drunk, and name some animals!
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level 14
Oct 27, 2016
100% $$$$$$$$$money
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level 69
Oct 27, 2016
No possum? :(
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level 29
Oct 27, 2016
100% with 1:57 left. Easy for a native!
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level 69
Oct 27, 2016
The only time I've seen a huntsman and a small lizard have an encounter the small lizard (a gekko) had eight spidery legs hanging out of its mouth.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2016
The Huntsman spider is quite cute too, it is large and hairy but does no great injury to people. I have had a nip from one that fell on my head when I opened my garage door. I put my hand up to brush if off and grabbed hold of it instead. Hardly felt it, not as bad as most insects like bees, wasps, some ants etc.
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level 16
Oct 28, 2016
Shouldn't you put saltwater crocodile?
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level 61
Oct 28, 2016
Shame there're no snakes on here. The Inland Taipan is the most venomous in the world, followed by the Eastern Brown. Still good quiz!
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level 67
Feb 21, 2017
Good enjoyable quiz, try my 'Australia Quiz' for an all round challenge.
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level 22
Feb 23, 2017
You forgot about quolls!
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level 46
Aug 10, 2017
Wallaroo is an very ambiguous answer, considering it is more commonly known as the name of a town in South Australia. Most Australian's, like myself, wouldn't even know what a Wallaroo is.
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level 17
Aug 20, 2018
Forgot about wallaroo 😎 🐰
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level 53
Jan 25, 2019
Missing dropbears
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level 77
Jan 25, 2019
Please add the Euro.
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level 26
Jun 19, 2019
What about bilbies??