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many of these photos were taken of animals at Australia Zoo just north of Brisbane, Queensland

thanks to Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter" for creating
such an excellent environment in which to view Australian animals

 

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Tasmanian Devil

carniverous marsupial (young grow in pouch) grows to 32 inches
found only in Tasmania, but once were Australia wide

Scrub Python

grows to 20 ft in length,
lives 15-20 years

koalas usually sleep during the day, but how this one could in this position is beyond my comprehension!

basking in the afternoon sun at Australia Zoo

black tiger snake

one of the 10 most deadly snakes in the world, found in Tasmania, grows to 1.2 metres



Dromedary Camel

over 25,000 Arabian camels remain in the Australian outback after they were introduced in 1840-1907

feeding salt water crocodiles at Australia Zoo, the home of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter

salt water crocodile

inhabits northern part of Australia, can grow to over 20ft in length, been known to eat humans

wombat with friendly Australia Zoo employeee

similar to kangaroos, wombats' young are produced once a year and grow within the mother's pouch

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