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Native plants and animals

Native animals 

Victoria's parks are home to more than 4300 native plants and 948 native animal species. Parks contain a wide range of habitats and play a vital role in protecting native plants and wildlife. 


Some plants and animals are unique to particular areas of Victoria, while others are common throughout the state.

What they look like and how they grow depends on their health and the health of their environment.  If they are not protected, they could become endangered, rare or even extinct.

Threatened species

A large number of Victoria's native flora and fauna are threatened as a result of past and present land use, the impact of weeds and

Managing native animals

Wildlife populations are dynamic. They vary naturally in distribution in response to a variety of factors such as climate, food availability and predation. In parks,

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