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Where is South Australia?. Tasmania. Map of South Australia. Adelaide. Kangaroo Island. Eyre Peninsula. 4. 4. Flinders Ranges. Outback. No 10. Leafy Sea Dragon. No 10. Leafy Sea Dragon. Fast Facts…. Marine fish related to the seahorse which grow to around 46cm long.

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map of south australia
Map of South Australia

Adelaide

Kangaroo Island

Eyre Peninsula

4

4

Flinders Ranges

Outback

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No 10. Leafy Sea Dragon

Fast Facts…

  • Marine fish related to the seahorse which grow to around 46cm long.
  • Their lobes of skin give the appearance of seaweed, allowing it to blend in easily with its surroundings.
  • Found only in the waters of Australia from Kangaroo Island to Rottnest Island on the Western shoreline.
  • Marine emblem of South Australia.

Where can I see it…

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No.9 Wombat

Fast Facts…

  • Wombats are marsupials, which means that they are mammals that carry their young in a pouch.
  • Wombats grow to about one metre in length and can weigh up to 40kg.
  • They are very powerfuldiggers and excavate deep cool, humid burrows.
  • Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat is the fauna symbol of South Australia.

Where can I see it…

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No.8 Glossy Black Cockatoo

Fast Facts…

  • An adult will grow to be about 46-50cm in length.
  • In 1995 a recovery plan was implemented when the population was estimated to be 200 individuals.
  • Restricted to the northern and western parts of the Kangaroo island. Population now increasing.
  • Landholders are encouraged, through financial assistance, to fence off feeding and nesting habitat and to revegetate priority areas.

Where can I see it…

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No.7 Short Beaked Echidna

Fast Facts…

  • The echidna, along with the Platypus, are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes.
  • Typically 35-40cm long and weigh between 4-5 kg.
  • The female lays a single soft-shelled, leathery egg twenty-two days after mating and deposits it directly into her pouch.
  • Their diet consists primarily of ants and termites. They locate food by smell, using sensors in the tip of their snout, and regularly feast on ants and termites.

Where can I see it…

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No.6 Emu

Fast Facts…

  • Is the largest bird native to Australia.
  • The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 m (6.5 ft) in height.
  • Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, can sprint at 50 km/h (30 mph) for some distance at a time.
  • Emus were introduced to Kangaroo Island during the 20th century.

Where can I see it…

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No.5 Great White Shark

Fast Facts…

  • Is the largest predatory fish in the world.
  • Reaches lengths of about 6 m (20 ft) and weighing up to 2,250 kg (5,000 lb).
  • Dense populations around Port Lincoln in South Australia and South Africa.
  • Recent tracking studies have shown sharks to travel a journey of 20,000 km (12,428 mi) in under 9 months.

Where can I see it…

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No.4 Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby

Fast Facts…

  • The Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby is grey-brown with a yellow striped tail, white underside, yellow forearms and yellow feet.
  • A fully grown adult will stand 60 cm high and weighs 7-13 kg.
  • A conservation management program was established to protect vulnerable and declining Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby in the Flinders Ranges area.
  • The first stage of this project, focusing on fox, feral cat control and feral herbivore control around rock-wallaby colonies commenced in 1993.

Where can I see it…

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No.3 Sea Lion

Fast Facts…

  • The Australian Sea Lion inhabits the ocean around Australia, and nowhere else.
  • A colony of around 500 Australian Sea-lions reside at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island (Up to 10% of population).
  • They only eat at sea, where they hunt fish, squid, and other sea creatures.
  • The duration of the breeding season can range from 5 to 7 months and has been recorded for up to 9 months at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island.

Where can I see it…

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No.2 Red Kangaroo

Fast Facts…

  • The Red Kangaroo is the largest of all kangaroos and the largest surviving marsupial.
  • The male Red Kangaroo can leap in full force approximately 9.14 meters in one leap.
  • Males grow up to 1.8m (6 feet) tall and weigh up to 187lbs .
  • The Red Kangaroo is nocturnal, but active at twilight, and largely spends the daylight hours sleeping or otherwise relaxing.

Where can I see it…

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No.1 Koala

Fast Facts…

  • Weight varies from about 14 kg for a large southern male, to about 5 kg for a small northern female.
  • The Koala is one of the few mammals (other than primates) that has fingerprints.
  • Koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 18 to 20 hours a day, sleeping most of that time
  • The Koala has an unusually small brain, with about 40% of the cranial cavity being filled with fluid. Males have a very loud advertising call that can be heard from almost a kilometre away

Where can I see it…

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Kangaroo Island

Described by many as Australia’s Galapagos…

Ranked best island in the Asia Pacific region in the October US issue of National Geographic Traveler.

  • 126km south of Adelaide and only a 30 minute flight
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Kangaroo Island
  • 126km south of Adelaide
  • 30 minute flight
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Flinders Ranges & Outback
  • Multi-colored parrots, wallabies, emus, Wedge-tailed eagles and large Red kangaroos.
  • Aboriginal rock carvings and paintings thousands of years old reflect a very different kind of history
  • Wilpena Pound offers the opportunity to take part in scenic flights, 4WD tours and bushwalking activities.
adelaide wildlife viewing
Adelaide Wildlife Viewing
  • Adelaide Zoo exhibits more than 3,400 native and exotic mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.
  • Focuses on endangered and rare animals from continents of Gondwana - South America, India, Africa and Australia.
  • Monarto Zoo is located 45 minutes (70 kms) from South Australia\'s capital city, Adelaide
  • 1,000 hectare open-range sanctuary
  • Cheetah, lions, giraffe, rhinos, bilby, mallee fowl.
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Adelaide Wildlife Viewing
  • Cleland National Park
  • Hold a koala, roam the grassland enclosures with some of the largest kangaroos in Australia or watch a Bilby emerge from its burrow.
  • Just twenty minutes from the Adelaide city centre
  • Visitors can feed and wander at their leisure among kangaroos, wallabies, Emus and waterfowl. Displays of Dingoes, reptiles, Tasmanian Devils and Koalas.
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