Of all the mammal species that have become
extinct on the planet in the past 200 years,
nearly half are Australian.
Australia has lost 27 species and sub species
of mammals as well as 23 birds, 4 frogs and
49 plants, according to the Department of the Environment.
Enjoy these beautiful photos that show
Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.
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Photo:© Kirsa Veal
Macquary Island Penguins
Photo: © Helen Reid