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Explore Mammals

Mammals include humans and all other animals that are warm-blooded vertebrates (vertebrates have backbones) with hair. They feed their young with milk and have a more well-developed brain than other types of animals. A total of 379 species of mammals have been recorded in Australia and surrounding continental waters: 357 indigenous and 22 introduced.

Terrestrial Mammals


Glen Ryan (Common Ringtail Possum)
Graham Possingham (Swamp Wallaby)
Isaac Clarey (Brushtail Possum)
Lachlan Forbes (Rakali)
Naomi Wells (Short-beaked Echidna)