Australian Animals: List of Cute Australian Animals with Pictures

Australian animals are among some of the most interesting creatures on Earth. These unique creatures include massive reptiles, poisonous invertebrates, and unique mammals not found anywhere else. But what are some examples of Australian animals? This article will review Australian animal species and give some facts about some of the cutest Australian animals out there.

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List of Australian Animals

Terrestrial Mammals

  • Red Kangaroo
  • Antilopine Kangaroo
  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo
  • Western Grey Kangaroo
  • Red-Necked Wallaby
  • Agile Wallaby
  • Parma Wallaby
  • Black-Striped Wallaby
  • Tammar Wallaby
  • Western Brush Wallaby
  • Whiptail Wallaby
  • Swamp Wallaby
  • Short-Eared Rock-Wallaby
  • Eastern Short-Eared Rock-Wallaby
  • Nabarlek
  • Monjon
  • Koala
  • Common Wombat
  • Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
  • Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
  • Bandicoot
  • Greater Bilby
  • Golden Bandicoot
  • Northern Brown Bandicoot
  • Southern Brown Bandicoot
  • Long-Nosed Bandicoot
  • Eastern Barred Bandicoot
  • Western Barred Bandicoot
  • Platypus
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Dingo
  • Spectacled Flying-Fox
  • Black Flying-Fox
  • Common Blossom Bat
  • Ghost Bat
  • Echidna
  • Quokka
  • Feathertail Glider
  • Sugar Glider

Marine Mammals

  • Humpback Whale
  • Fin whale
  • Southern Right Whale
  • Minke Whale
  • Irrawaddy Dolphin
  • Stripped Dolphin
  • Spinner Dolphin
  • Burrunan Dolphin
  • Orca
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Dugong
  • Australian Fur Seal
  • Australian Sea Lion
  • Southern Elephant Seal


  • Great White Shark
  • Stonefish
  • Inanga
  • Australian Bass
  • Australian Smelt
  • Australian Grayling
  • Macquarie Perch
  • Trout Cod
  • Sleepy Cod
  • Mary River Cod


  • Southern Cassowary
  • Emu
  • Kookaburra
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Night Parrot


  • Lace Monitor
  • Perentie
  • Western Blue-Tongued Skink
  • Green Tree Python
  • Freshwater Crocodile
  • Saltwater Crocodile
  • Green Turtle
  • Leatherback Turtle


  • Cane Toad
  • Southern Corroboree Frog
  • Northern Corroboree Frog
  • Tasmanian Tree Frog
  • Baw Baw Frog
  • Buzzing Frog
  • Buzzing Tree Frog
  • Desert Tree Frog
  • Rattling Frog
  • Green Leaf Tree Frog


  • Box Jellyfish
  • Funnel Web Spider
  • Blue-Ringed Octopus
  • Geographer Cone Snail
  • Giant Centipede
  • Golden Orb Weaver

Cute Australian Animals | Facts & Pictures


The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a marsupial native to the eastern region of Australia. This animal lives in trees and is most frequently associated with eating the leaves Eucalyptus tree. Koalas can reach up to 33 inches in length and 33 pounds in weight; they can sleep up to 20 hours daily.


Common Wombat

The Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) is native to southeastern Australia. It is a four-footed marsupial that can reach 39 inches in length and some 57 pounds in weight. Wombats live in a variety of environments, including grasslands, woodlands, rainforests, and coastal areas, they also dig burrows.

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The Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is an animal that lives in southwestern Australia, especially on Rottnest Island — a 7.3 square-mile island off the country’s western coast. Quokka are small, herbivorous marsupials — and are noted for having a “smiling” face, popular for tourist selfies.


Red-Necked Wallaby

The Red-Necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) is a marsupial that is native to eastern Australia. “Wallaby” is a colloquial term for sizable marsupials in the same family (Macropodidae) as kangaroos, but kangaroo species are notably larger. The Red-Necked Wallaby can live up to 9 years in age.

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Short-Beaked Echidna

The Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is a monotreme native to all of Mainland Australia and Tasmania. This Echidna is noted for its long spines and can curl into a ball when threatened. As a monotreme, this animal, a mammal, lays eggs instead of giving birth to live young.

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The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a monotreme native to eastern Australia. It is a semi-aquatic animal with webbed feet, a duck-like bill, and a flat, paddle-like tail. They are one of the few mammals that can produce venom, which is pain-inducing to humans and lethal to smaller animals.


Red Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus) is the largest living marsupial and the largest species of kangaroo alive today. It can reach an average height of 4.9 feet and weigh 198 pounds. Red Kangaroos subsist on a diet of green grass and shrubs; they also can congregate in groups of hundreds.

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Sugar Glider

The Sugar Glider (Petauras breviceps) is a marsupial that is small and squirrel-like in appearance. It is noted for having the ability to glide from tree to tree, using flap-like “wings” under its arms.

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Eastern Barred Bandicoot

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a small marsupial native to southern Australia and Tasmania. It is light brown in color, furry, and has distinct black stripes (“bars”) on its back/rear. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot feeds on invertebrates including crickets, worms, and beetles.

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