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While some animals cover different bioregions in Australia, there
are also the ones that are separate for every
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In south eastern areas of Australia, there are Alipne areas where high
altitudes and southern latitudes create a cool climate.
animals that live in those areas are adapted to cool weather
they include common and southern hairy nosed wombats; mountain pygmy
possums, corroboree frogs, superb lyrebirds and others. Echidnas live
in both cool and warm climates.
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Australian Desert Animals
The desert areas are mostly in inland Australia and they can be hot or
cool, but they are dry.
animals that live here are adapted to drought. Some of the most common Australian
desert animals are reptiles such as snakes and lizards.
mostly small - camels are rare for their size to live in deserts.
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Australian Rainforest Animals
The opposite to the deserts is rainforests - the wettest of all
Australian biomes. Rainforest
animals are adapted to a lot of moisture
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Temperate Rainforest Animals
Not all rainforests are hot. In southern Australia, including Tasmania,
we have cool temperate rainforests. Temperate
are adapted to cool
conditions, and include
animals such as many possums and gliders, quolls, Tasmanian devils and
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Animals in the Tropical Rainforest
In northern Australia on the other hand, the climate is hot and the
rainforests are tropical or subtropical. Tropical
animals are adapted to hot
include many different tree frogs, Australia's largest butterfiles,
many pythons, tree kangaroos and others.
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Endangered Rainforest Animals
Because the conditions in the rainforests are great for life, there is
also a lot of species in the rainforests, and a lot of competition. So
there are also a lot of endangered
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