Look What Came From Australia
Australia is known for having extremely unique animals. So much that 80% of Australia’s animals can only be found there! Australia has no large predatory animals so, you won’t be eaten by a lion. Contrary to popular belief, Koalas aren’t bears! They are actually marsupials! Wombats are rodent like marsupials that can weigh up to 80 pounds! Monotremes are porcupine like mammals that actually lay eggs! Bandicoots are marsupials that are nocturnal! They have long legs, thin tails, and pointy noses. Cassowaries are large flightless birds. They are rapid runners and have clawed feet. Dugongs are animals that are related to manatees and look a bit derpy. Mostly, they are herbivores and they chow on underwater grasses. They tend to stick together and can live a whopping 70 years in the wild! All of those animals and many more are native to Australia.
Awwwww! Look at that Monotreme!
A Rugby player is getting tackled
Australia is gifted with tons of great sport players. Australia is mostly known for cricket. Cricket is a sport similar to baseball. In cricket, two batsmen stand in front of three fence shaped objects. The Batsmen face the bowler and they try to hit the ball as far as they can. Australia is also known for rugby, surfing, golf, and even skiing! Rugby is a sport that is very similar to American Football. In rugby the ball isn’t allowed to leave the player's hands! The only exception is when a player passes backwards. Once the defense manages to tackle a player, the player must let go of the ball.