Okay, so you guys all know the stereotype that Australia is full of deadly animals. And we do have some notable examples, and a general tendency towards it. But I guarantee you it is not so-many-deadly-animals-all-over-the-place-oh-god-how-does-anyone-live-here. Though that might seem like a crazy idea.
So I'm going to talk about how damn cute some of our human-friendly native marsupials are. Along the way I may or may not turn into a wildlife advocate.
The Bilbi is a small harmless insectivore (insect eater) that lives in the desert. It actually has very soft fur. They are quite endangered so any of you who feel like being charitable and can donate money online could give to one of multiple Bilbi conservation funds. https://taronga.org.au/conservation/wildlife-conservation/conservation-partnerships/greater-bilby.
This is the rock wallaby. There are multiple species and they are all bloody adorable. There are also a bit endangered so feel free to donate to conservation funds for them. They're not as lucky as their larger, more evolutionarily durable relatives.
Brushtail possums are quite cute. My dog hates them but I love them coming over to check out our mango tree. We're building a possum house for the vulnerable little 'uns. Luckily these guys are doing okayish.
Wombats. You've all heard of them. They're cute, 'kay. (Don't fuck with them though they are furry tanks) Not so endangered but they're a little vulnerable ecologically.
The shy but harmless sugar glider is extremely cute. If you cannot recognize this you have something wrong with you. They have only one rival for the cutest Auzzie animal:
Quokka's are so cute and friendly they started an adorable internet meme called Quokka selfies about them. Be warned: your brain may not be able to handle the cute.
Unfortunately these guys are so friendly they are extremely endangered (damn you past humans!!!) and exist only on a few islands. Definitely donate to help these guys. http://www.quokkarescue.org/.
This link has a bunch of cool Auzzie animals (including all those mentioned here) for anyone interested in doing a little biology reading. https://taronga.org.au/animals
Thank you for your time. Hope you have a good day.
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