Mammals

Mammals are vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in females for the nourishment of young and endothermic or “warm-blooded” bodies. Mammals encompass some 5,500 species (including humans), distributed in about 1,200 genera, 152 families and up to 46 orders. The vast majority of mammals have seven cervical vertebrae (bones in the neck), including bats, giraffes, whales, and humans. They possess a neocortex — is a brain region that is unique to mammals.
Trichosurus vulpecula – Brush-tailed Possum

Trichosurus vulpecula – Brush-tailed Possum

Trichosurus vulpecula - Brush-tailed Possum Widespread in Australia, a major pest in New Zealand About the size of a cat, pointy snout, a pink nose long whiskers, prehensile tail, sharp claws, furry, usually black, grey or copper coloured. They live in gum...

Gliders

Gliders

Sugar glider - Petaurus breviceps A marsupial glider about the size of a large , soft grey fur with a black stripe on the head and body. Tail at least thick as a person's thumb, usually with a white tip. Distributed throughout the northern and eastern parts...

Quolls

Quolls

Juvenile Quoll Dasyurus sp Dasyurus hallucatus? Four species of quoll occur in Australia: the northern, spotted-tailed, eastern and western quolls. Once, most parts of Australia were inhabited by at least one of the species. Quolls are carnivorous...

Grey-Headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Grey-Headed Flying Fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

The grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) is a fruitbat native to Australia. Grey-headed flying foxes have a maximum wingspan of over 1 meter and can weigh up to 1 kg. They are distinguished from other flying fox species by the grey or white fur...

Koalas

Koalas

Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus are sometimes spotted in Enoggera catchment in areas adjoining Mount Coot-tha Reserve. The Reserve contains more than 1500 hectares of natural bushland, so it has plenty of good grazing territory for koalas. Koalas live almost...

Echidnas

Echidnas

Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. The four extant species of echidnas, together with the platypus, are the only surviving members of that order and are the only...

Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Ringtail Possum.

Pseudocheirus peregrinus Common Ringtail Possum.

A possum about half the size of a cat (between 550 and 1100 g), rusty-brown sides, white belly, white tipped, short-haired tail. Found in rainforests, shrubby woodlands, eucalypt forests, coastal shrub and suburban gardens. It makes a nest called a drey out...