and Oceania rainforests are
smaller than American, African and Asian jungles, but there are some
beautiful rainforests in eastern Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific
Although the popular image of Australian landscape is the endless dry
Australia was once covered in rainforest.
A few pockets still
remain. Australia's only remaining tropical rainforests are in north
north Queensland (including Cape York),
cover 32,700 square kilometers of World Heritage area. This is the
species-richest corner of Australia with forests deeming with large
amounts of large insects, spiders, rainforest frogs, snakes, dragons,
monitors, turtles, platypuses,
flying foxes, crocodiles, possums,
kangaroos. 13 of the
430 species of birds
are endemic. Birds include the southern cassowary,
fruit doves, kingfishers,
Temperate Rainforests In
South Wales are some subtropical
rainforests, while further south, in Victoria
Australia's temperate rainforests. These contain animals like brushtail
possums, platypus, echidna, wallabies and kangaroos,
and numerous birds such as honeyeaters, cockatoos, parrots, kookaburras
and many more. Tasmanian rainforests also contain tasmanian
devils - an
animal not found on the mainland.
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