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Fact files

The following fact files will help you learn more about some of Victoria’s native plants and animals.

Animals


Australian Fur Seal


Brushtail Possum


Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Emu

Freckled Duck

Hooded Plover

Crimson Rosella

Koala

Superb Lyrebird
   

Eastern Ground Parrot  

Eastern Ground Parrot


Spotted Tail Quoll


Weedy Seadragon

 

 

 

Plants


Common Heath

Golden Wattle

Grass Tree

Mountain Ash

Victorian Orchids

Other fact sheets

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries provides fact sheets for:

Other websites with excellent information about individual species include:

  • Museum Victoria's Online field guide covers most animals that you will find in Victoria
  • The Atlas of Living Australia provides information about most Australian plants and wildlife including species information, images, distribution maps and more
  • Birdlife Australia provides excellent information about Australian birds
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