family of camels

Aussie animals 101

80% of Australian plants and animals occur no-where else in the world.

Koalas are not bears. They are marsupials, their closest relative is the wombat. The correct name is Koala. NOT Koala Bear.

Not all our snakes are venomous. We also have lots of pythons and such which can still bite but have no venom.
We also have lots of Lizards and Frogs.

We have 2 species of large flightless birds. We do not have Ostriches
Emus are the better known ones, they are up to 2m tall and can weigh up to 40kg. Cassowarys are a little smaller but weigh more (up to 60kg) they live in the forest and are more dangerous than the Emu.

We do not have any native cats. What some people call our native cat is a carnivorous marsupial called the Quoll. It is not in the cat family.

We do have camels and rabbits and buffalo, but they are all introduced species and cause lots of problems. We have so many introduced species it’s rediculous.

We do have native rats and mice but we also have black rats and house mice, but there are (to me) obvious visual differences.

Kangaroos are in the family of Macropodidae (meaning big foot) (we call it macropods or macs for short).
There are 3 species of Roo, the Red Kangaroo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo and Western Grey Kangaroo.
In the Macropod family there are:
Kangaroos (3 species)
Tree Kangaroos (2 species)
Wallabies (30 species, 5 of which are extinct)
Wallaroos (3 species)
Pademelons (3 species)
Quokka
Monjon
Nabarlek
Mala

We are the land of the parrots. We have 56 species of parrot, 51 of which found only here!
Our Parrots include species that are kept as pets all over the world, you may not know they are wild in Australia! For example;
Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos (the yellow and white ones)
Galahs (the pink and grey ones)
Lorikeets (the rainbow ones)
Buderigars and Cockatiels (popular pets here too)

There are approx 1,000 species at risk of extinction (this includes the Koala!)

The male Platypus is venomous, they have spurs on their hind legs. The venom is strong enough to kill a dog and cause a human lots of pain


I’ll add more to this as I think of stuff, feel free to ask any questions! If I don’t know the answer off the top of my head I have A LOT of books to reference

EXO on Chen's Birthday
  • Chen: guys, do you know what day it is?
  • Suho: it's a monday
  • Chen: yeah, well do you know what kind of monday?
  • Xiumin: urhm, the 21st?
  • Chen: yeah? and?
  • Luhan: yo man, what are you talking about?
  • Kris: OMG that's right! it's a special day today!
  • Chen: yes! you remember!!!
  • Kris: of course i would!! how could i possibly forget the day i need to take sehun for bubble tea?
  • Chen: wh-what?
  • Kris: he's been begging me for some since last week
  • Chen: oh..
  • Kris: SEHUN!!! HURRY UP WE'RE GOING RIGHT NOW
  • Sehun: *walks out of room with crossed arms*
  • Sehun: it's about time
  • Sehun: *puts on sunglasses*
  • Sehun: *walks out front door with shoes on*
  • Sehun: later bitches
  • Kris: isn't he the cutest?
  • Tao: omggggg i wanna go tooooo
  • Kai: so do i
  • Chanyeol: *from other side of house* BAEKHYUNNNNNNNN!!!!!!
  • Baekhyun: *from other side of house* WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT YOU STUPID HO???
  • Chanyeol: THEY'RE GOING SOMEWHERE WITHOUT US.
  • Baekhyun: THESE HOES AINT LOYAL, I TELL YOU
  • Chanyeol: LET'S GO EAT SOMEWHERE WITHOUT THEM
  • D.O.: SHUT THE FUCK UP IM TRYING TO SLEEP YOU RETARDS
  • Xiumin: I'M GOING WITH YOU TOO
  • Luhan: SAME HERE. I WASN'T INVITED FOR BUBBLE TEA
  • D.O.: SHUT THE FUCK UP, NO ONE CARES
  • Kai: hey kyungsoo, you wanna go to?
  • D.O.: okay ^^ <3
  • Suho: im going with my galaxy
  • Kris: omg i told you not to do that
  • Chen: WHAT ABOUT ME!?!?!?
  • Chen: EVERYONE FORGOT IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!
  • Everyone: nIcE jOkE, cHeN. yOu CaN't tRoLl uS wItH tHaT.
  • Chen: BUT IM TELLING THE TRUTH.
  • Everyone: bye chenny chen chen~~~
  • Everyone: *walks out door*
  • Chen: *is alone*
  • Chen: *looks at watch*
  • Chen: and 3.... 2.... 1...
  • Everyone: SURPRISE!!!!!
  • Chen: honestly, y'all so bad at acting you can't act to save your lives.
  • Chen: honestly, bitches. i ain't hanging with no retards who can't act for shit. im out
  • Chen: *goes to the desert and hangs out with camel family*
  • Everyone: dat bitch just trolled us.
  • Everyone: on his birthday
  • Lay: *crawls from under couch*
  • Lay: omg guys what's happening. what did i miss.

ponderingtriceratops  asked:

Hi! This is gonna bother me forever but that person was wrong. Camels and Alpacas are NOT the same species. Biological Taxonomy goes as follows: Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. Camels and Alpacas are part of the Camelid Family, but are a totally separate Genus and Species. They can mate, yes, but only through artifical insemination. It is unknown if their offspring is fertile either, due to the rarity of such a thing existing.

OH that is embarassing. Sorry guys