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Cassowaries have dangerous feet. The scientific name for the humpback whale is Megaptera novaeangliae, which comes from the Greek meaning “great wing” because of its huge, wing-like flippers. The vegetation of Rottnest Island is dominated by the prickle lily Acanthocarpus preissii and feather speargrass Austrostipa flavescens heath community, which occurs in areas previously dominated by woodland. Clearfell logging, agricultural development, and housing expansion have reduced this habitat, thus contributing to the decline of the species, as has the clearing and burning of the remaining swamplands. Once it leaves the pouch, the joey relies on its mother for milk for two more months and is fully weaned approximately eight months after birth. Lizards Seventeen species of lizards have been recorded on Rottnest Island. Female cassowaries breed with several partners.

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Their Origin and Meaning 2nd ed. When Europeans first qulkkas in Western Australia the quokka was widespread in many parts of the south-west as well as on Rottnest, Bald Island and in the vicinity of Perth, probably as far north as Moore River.

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Department of the Environment. Quokkas may become very ill as a result of eating unsuitable food such as bread, chips and meat. Common ringtail possum P. The Southern Blind Quokkax is a non-venomous burrowing snake, and the Dugite is a slender, dark brown, venomous snake.


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The quokka clan makes its home in swamps and scrublands, tunneling through the brush to create shelters and quok,as and emerging at night to find food. We kind of look like happy rabbits, except rabbits are cavys and we’re marsupials.

To see them so close is so inspiring. Fish include the Western Australian dhufish, baldchin groper, harlequin fish, cobbler, flathead, leatherjacket, samson fish, tailor, butterfly fish, moon wrasse, blue devil and migratory fish such as marlin and tuna. Rearing cassowary chicks is the father’s job. JH Robertson 2 years ago Hi there smiley!

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Email Send Have an account? To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. JH Robertson 2 years ago Do I look happy to see you? Wendy Yim 2 years ago I’m small but carry a big stick haha. All of these birds, known as ratites, are flightless. Retrieved 3 May In zoos, northern cassowaries can top that figure—one reached the age of 48 and another may have been as old as The humpback whale which passes through the Indian Ocean off Rottnest is a baleen whale, which sieves planktonic organisms from the water, as distinct from the toothed whales which feed on squid, fish and marine mammals.


A combination of habitat clearing on the Swan Coastal Plain and the introduction of feral predators such as foxes and cats have caused significant declines in mainland bushbird populations since European colonisation. Only twenty-two species of frogs and reptiles have been recorded on the Island, whereas over ninety species are found in the Perth region.

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Seventeen species of lizards have been recorded on Rottnest Island. Look up quokka in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Like most macropodsquokkas eat many types of vegetation, including grasses and leaves.

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When pursued by a predator, a fleeing quokka mum will eject her baby from her pouch. Read on for a reality check, and the sobering truth behind that smile. So why are they smiling? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Want to take a part of the beautiful Rottnest home with you and do your bit for the future quokka species? D’Albertis’ ringtail possum P. Wendy Yim 2 years ago hey I think I found your phone background Quokka.