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1. The marsupials are a unique group of animals in the mammal kingdom. How can we tell that a mammal is also a marsupial?
2. The quoll is a small mammal not widely known outside of Australia. They are a nocturnal animal and are carnivorous. Giving birth to live young, the young are carried in a pouch. All land animals who carry their young in a pouch are known as ...?
3. This particular creature is semi-aquatic and is the only known Australian mammal to be venomous. A monotreme, it lays eggs rather than giving birth to live young. Which Aussie creature is it?
4. The other monotreme of the mammal family also lives in Australia. It looks very similar to hedgehogs found in Europe. Beginning with E, what are they called?
5. The largest natural predator in Australia prior to the introduction of European animals, this Australian mammal is a member of the Canine family. Which Australian mammal am I?
6. Described as looking like a large dog with stripes on its back, the thylacine was reported as extinct in 1936. Which island state of Australia was the last reported home of this animal?
7. The koala is often inaccurately described as a bear. It is one of the smallest marsupials, and is arboreal (tree-living). Which tree (with a pungent scent) is its preferred diet derived from?
8. I am a Tasmanian resident and have a cartoon character named after me. After the extinction of the thylacine, I became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. I am known at the Tasmanian ___?
9. I am one of the best-known Australian marsupials, and am on the Australian coat of arms. Standing at an average 1.5m (about 5 feet) tall, which Australian mammal am I?
10. The wombat has a compact, muscular body. It is a burrow dwelling animal, and is primarily nocturnal. What unusual shape are its faeces?
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