Meet the characters ~ Wildworld Books
Meet the characters - Stories of the Wildworld - Suzy is an Australasian (or Purple) Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus) who is 10 months old. Suzy likes finding things out (she is very curious) and dislikes loud noises.Wetland Tribe Waterhen Kin Pip is a Squirrel Glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) who is 11 months old. Pip is the youngest of a big family who all live in the one nest box. She likes paperbark flowers and dislikes being seen by humans.Possum Kin Eucalypt Forest Tribe Roo is an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) who is nearly two years old. Roo knows lots of stories about her Kangaroo Kin. She likes fresh grass and dislikes roads.Kangaroo Kin Grassland Tribe Dollarbird (also known as Kina) is a Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis) and he is 17 years old. He travels to New Guinea in the autumn and returns to Australia in the spring. He likes collecting and telling stories, and dislikes cold weather.Roller Kin Eucalypt Forest Tribe Cockatoo is a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) and is 102 years old. He is an Elder of the Grassland Tribe. Nobody really knows what Cockatoo likes or dislikes because he doesn’t talk much. But he often screeches VERY loudly. Parrot Kin, Grassland Tribe. Blue Gum is a Queensland Blue Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) who is 198 years old. He is an Elder of the Eucalypt Forest Tribe. He likes rain and sunlight, and dislikes cyclones. Myrtle Kin, Eucalypt Forest Tribe. Maxine is an Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) who is 21 years old. She is a secret agent of the InterNest, like her mate Max. She likes dog food and dislikes cats. Magpie Kin, Grassland Tribe. Max is also an Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) and is 21 years old, like his mate Maxine. Max is also a secret agent of the InterNest. He likes lawn grubs and dislikes small boys on bikes. Magpie Kin, Grassland Tribe. Possum is a Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) who is 7 years old. She is a secret agent of the InterNest. Possum likes galloping over tin roofs and dislikes people who cut down trees. Possum Kin, Eucalypt Forest Tribe. Flying Fox is a Grey-headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) who is 13 years old. He finds it hard to sit still and keep quiet. Flying Fox loves stories and dislikes very hot weather. Flying Fox Kin, Rainforest Tribe. Figbird is an Australasian Figbird (Specotheres vieilloti) who is 15 years old. Figbird loves fruit, and likes to stay high up in the tree canopy. He dislikes places that have no trees.Oriole Kin, Rainforest Tribe. Tawny is a Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) who is 10 years old. He is a secret agent of the InterNest. Tawny likes eating moths and other insects that fly at night. He dislikes insect sprays. Frogmouth Kin, Eucalypt Forest Tribe