Australia


Swallowtail Butterflies - Large and Colorful

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Swallowtails are an enormous family group of large colorful butterflies that live on all continents apart from Antarctica (what butterfly wants to live there anyway?). They get their name from the forked tail that many of the adults feature. Their other unique physical trait is the ability, as a caterpillar to emit a stinky defensive secretion.

 

 

Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

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The Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo is only one of the 12 species of kangaroo that have taken to the trees. Besides the Lumholtz’s, there is one other in Australia and ten in New Guinea (they keep finding more species). They don’t look so much like the more familiar roos but somewhat like a lemur.

 

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