• Common bent-wing bat

    Description The common bent-wing bat, Schreibers’ long-fingered bat, or Schreibers’ bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) is a species of vesper bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is a species of subtropical origin distributed throughout the southern Palearctic, Ethiopic, Oriental, and Australian regions. In Europe, it is present in the southern half from Iberia to the Caucasus, with the […]

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  • Koala

    Description The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear[a]) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native toAustralia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are thewombats. The koala is found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland,New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. […]

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  • Long-nosed bandicoot

    Description The long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) is a species of bandicoot found in eastern Australia. Around 40 centimetres (16 in) long, it is sandy- or grey-brown with a long snouty nose. Omnivorous, it forages for invertebrates, fungi and plants at night. The long-nosed bandicoot is much less colourful than its relatives, being primarily a sandy-brown or […]

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  • Common Ringtail Possum

    Description The common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Greek for “false hand” and Latin for “pilgrim” or “alien”) is anAustralian marsupial. It lives in a variety of habitats and eats a variety of leaves of both native and introduced plants, as well as flowers and fruits. The Ringtail Possum does not occur in New Zealand. This […]

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  • Common Brushtail Possum

    Description The common brushtail possum has large and pointed ears. It has a bushy tail (hence its name) that is adapted to grasping branches, prehensile at the end with a hairless ventral patch.[5][6] Its forefeet have sharp claws and the first toe of each hind foot is clawless but has a strong grasp.[6] The possum […]

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