Kakadu national park facts & background • Kakadu national park is a wild life park full of animals big and small prey and predators carnivores and herbivores just trying to make life good for wild life animals. • The park is greatly huge it’s size is a quarter of Tasmania which is 19,804 km extending nearly 200 kilometres from east to west . • Kakadu national park is full of aboriginal traditions and drawings of animals it is a old and spirit place were the aboriginal's used to meditate in there young ages.
Kakadu national park facts & background part 2 • Kakadu’s name comes from the aboriginal's language which is spoken at the north part of the park. Kakadu national park has a big story the aboriginal's tell it to the visitors that enter the park for a visit . • The park is a commonwealth reserve . the park includes the aboriginal’s traditional groups.
Flora in Kakadu park • FLORA: flora are 800 plants that have been found in Riverland reserve. many plant species grow in conditions and special adaptations to rainfalls, sunlight, low soil nutrient level and seasonal fires. • The flora in the national park are mostly beautiful and they make they the park look amazing. But the rest of the flora plants are poisonous and dangerous to the native animals and the introduced mammals . The flora come in many sizes and shapes and in many colours some flora even glow at night time and some flora sleep at night time these amazing plants are truly spactacular.
FAUNA in Kakadu national park • Kakadu national park is full of animals and is a home to 68 mammals and more than 120 reptiles ,26 frogs and not to forget the fresh water species and over 10,000 species of insects . It has habitat’s for over 290 bird species and apparently the wet lands are a problem for the birds. • many animals in the park were found to respond to the seasons that go past the years by people changing the animals behaviour they are only seen at night or in the year as it goes past . • Crocodiles are the world's most largest living reptiles. These reptiles have not been changed for nearly two hundred million years .there are nearly 20 types of crocodiles in the world we live in. there's only two species that have been identified in austrlia so far .we have found the saltwater crocodile and the fresh water crocodile thses two species are both
Introduced SPECIES TO KAKADU PARK Introduced species: in the national park there are 27 mammals and about six are introduced :mice,rabbites,foxes,camels,dogsand cats. Every one of these introduced species have there own effects on the park. They introduced predator's and they introduced prey species. The animals the own in the park interact with the natural food chain. And by all means these introduced species need to both be controlled. What are introduced species : An introduced specie is an animal that has arrived from a different country . They are called the magger factor to the extinction of Australian animals. About 40 native species of Australia are extinct.
how Introduced species have damaged the national park • What impact do they have : here in Kakadu national park there has been damage done by camels to water holes and to the soaks. Because a camel is a desert specialists it makes the most of water so if a camel is thirsty it can drink up to 200 litres of water in three minutes. water is very important to the park without water nothing can survive, so by these camels drinking up all the water in the park , so for that reason camels pose a magger threat to the park’s environmental area’s . • Rabbits and camels are two grass eaters , they eat a lot of vegetation which apparently holds soil together . In the park they have very fragile soil in the central desert , and it doesn't take a big change in the soil to change the soil structure . Trees and shrub plants are effected by these mammals.