Endangered Australian Animals List of Australian Animals Facing Extinction
Tasmanian Devil Endangered
Tasmanian Devils are carnivorous nocturnal Australian marsupials. They are extinct except in Tasmania.
Cassowaries are endangered Australian rainforest birds. They are most dangerous birds in the world.
Koalas are cuddly little tree-dwelling animals with big noses. They are endangered marsupial mammals.
Gouldian Finch Endangered
Gouldian Finches are nearly extinct in the wild. Luckily they survive in captivity as popular pets.
Tasmanian Tiger Extinct
The Tasmanian Tiger, a marsupial wolf, is now extinct. People hunted it to extinction. The last died in 1936.
Leadbeaters Possum Critical
The Leadbeaters possum is very rare. Until 1961 they were even thought to be extinct!
It is only found in a very small area of Mountain Ash forest in the Great Dividing Range.
The Leadbeaters possum is about 300mm (12 inches) long including its tail and weights about 140g. It is a quiet, shy fast moving marsupial which runs along branches in the forest canopy.
It eats insects, manna, honey dew and tree sap.
Up to eight animals share a nest they build out of shredded bark in the hollows of trees.
The Blobfish is the ugliest animal in the world. It has a jelly-like body and lives at depths of 1000 over meters. It may be impacted by deep sea trawling.
Pygmy Possum Endangered
The Pygmy Possum feeds largely on nectar and pollen which it gathers with a brush-tipped tongue as well as fruit and insects.
It is not very fast but is a very good climber using its prehensile tail to help.
It nests in small tree holes, which it lines with shredded bark. It also nests in old birds nests.
Northern Wombat Endangered
Wombats are burrowing nocturnal herbivorous marsupial mammals that look like a baby bears.
Great Barrier Reef Threathened
Some believe that the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, is seriously threatened by gobla warming and human interactions.
Numbats are small marsupial anteaters. Less than 100 animals survive. One species became extinct in 1960s.
Great White Shark Vulnerable
These highly agile predetors, that can grow to up to 6 meters mostly hunt seals and sealions. Their numbers have declined sharpy in recent years due to overfishing and accidental catching in fishing nets.
The size of a large cat, they are the second largest carnivorous marsupial and live in the north western part of Australia.
The Antechinus is a small nocturnal marsupial mouse with a pointy nose. It hunts for small insects.
A number of wallabies such as the Spectacled Hare-wallaby and Rufous Hare-wallaby are vulnerable.
Night Parrot Endangered
Night Parrots are an endangered species. Only 250 survive today. They lives in the Australian Outback.
Bilbies are small omnivorous marsupial with pointy ears and snout. They only survive in small areas of Western Australia and Queensland. It is extinct elsewhere.
Bandicoots are small nocturnal omnivorous marsupials with pointy snouts. A number of them are endangered.
Also Visit Our
Incredible & Curious Animals Page
Mammals that lay eggs. Birds with helmets. Animals with beaks. You gotta be kidding
Conservation Classification How are they Determined and Why So Different
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the list of threatened species.
Endangered Australian Animals Many native animals of Australia are close to extinction
Number of Endangered Australian Animals
According to the Australian Department of the Environment's Endangered Australian
Animals List many Australian native animals are endangered and threatened with extinction. For example; even the cuddly Koala is listed as vulnerable, the Cassowary and Night Parrot are listed as endangered and the Gouldin Finch as critical. Below is a list of endangered native Australian
Extinct Australian Animals Many native animals of Australia became extinct since humans arrived
Since the arrival of European settlers in 1788 Australia has lost numerous native animals and plants. The Tasmanian Tiger is a prominent example of a recently extinct Australian animal. The last died in captivity in 1936.
Our Other Fantastic Pages
Australia has some of the most unusual animals in the world.
Great Barrier Reef
Located in Australia it is the world's largest coral reef.
The Aboriginals were the first people to come to Australia.
The Outback is vast and breathtakingly beautiful.
Waltzing Matilda is Australia's favorite song.