10 Endangered Australian Animals To See With Jungle Tours

endangered southern hairynose wombat at rainforestation cairns

When it comes to unique animals, Australia has it all. From prehistoric giant birds, to bouncing marsupials, the land down under certainly doesn’t lack diversity when it comes to wildlife. Unfortunately, many endangered Australian animals are hard to spot in the wild.

Have no fear, Jungle Tours is here! Our tours visit two eco-certified wildlife parks, which ensures you can tick many endangered Australian animals off your bucket list. From Tropical North Queensland’s endemic endangered residents, to endangered animals around Australia, here’s 10 endangered Australian animals to see with Jungle Tours…

 

1.The Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

endangered lumholtzs tree kangaroo at rainforestation kuranda cairns

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Dendrolagus lumholtzi

Family: Macropodidae

Found in: Upland rainforests between Ingham and Mossman in Tropical North Queensland

Estimated wild population: Less than 10,000

Average size: Males 7.6kg, Females 6.3kg

See at: Rainforestation or Wildlife Habitat

On: Kuranda Day Tour or Go Wild Day Tour

 

2. The Southern Cassowary

endangered southern cassowary at wildlife habitat port douglas

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Casuarius casuarius johnsonii

Family: Cassuariidae

Found in: Tropical rainforests between the Paluma Range to the tip of Cape York

Estimated wild population: As few as 2000

Average size: Can grow up to 2m tall!

See at: Wildlife Habitat or Rainforestation

On: Kuranda Day Tour or Go Wild Day Tour

 

3. The Tasmanian Devil

endangered tasmanian devil at rainforestation kuranda cairns

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Sarcophilus Harrisii

Family: Dasyurids

Found in: Tasmania in coastal heath and forests

Estimated wild population: 10,000-15,000

Average size: Large males can grow up to 12kg

See at: Rainforestation

On: Kuranda Day Tour

 

4. The Spotted Quoll

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Dasyurus Maculatus

Family: Dasyurids

Found: Along both sides of the Great Dividing Range between Queensland and Victoria

Average size: Up to 125cm and 5kg

See at: Rainforestation or Wildlife Habitat

On: Kuranda Day Tour or Go Wild Day Tour

 

5. The Mahogany Glider

endangered mahogany glider at wildlife habitat port douglas

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Petaurus Gracilis

Family: Petauridae

Found in: Wet Tropics of North Queensland

Estimated wild population: 1500

Average size: 600mm long and 300-450g

See at: Wildlife Habitat

On: Go Wild Day Tour

 

6. Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

endangered southern hairynose wombat at rainforestation cairns

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Lasiorhinus Latifrons

Family: Vombatidae

Found in: Coastal South Australia and South-East Western Australia

Estimated wild population: 50,000-100,000

Size: Up to 100cm length, 35cm height and 32kg weight

See at: Rainforestation

On: Kuranda Day Tour

 

 

7.Gouldian Finch

endangered gouldian finches at wildlife habitat

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Erythrura Gouldiae

Family: Estrildid finches

Found in: Tropical sub-coastal areas in Western Australia, Northern Territory and the Gulf and Tip of Northern Queensland

Estimated wild population: 2,500

Average size: 12g

See at: Wildlife Habitat

On: Go Wild Day Tour

 

8. Brindle Nail-tail Wallaby

endangered brindle nail tail wallabies wildlife habitat

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Onychogalea Fraenata

Family: Macropodidae

Found in: Between the Murray River region of Victoria to Charters Towers in Queensland

Average size: Males 5-6kg, Females 4-5kg

See at: Wildlife Habitat

On: Go Wild Day Tour

 

9. Coxen’s Fig Parrot

endangered coxens fig parrot at wildlife habitat

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni

Family: Psittacidae (parrots)

Found in: New South Wales North Coast and South Eastern Queensland

Estimated wild population: Less than 200

Average size: 13-16cm

See at: Wildlife Habitat

On: Go Wild Day Tour

 

10.  Northern Bettong

endangered northern bettong at wildlife habitat

Fast Facts

Scientific name: Bettongia Tropica

Family: Potoroidae

Found in: North Queensland’s Wet Tropics

Estimated wild population:

Average size: Body length of 300-380mm and 1-1.5kg weight

See at: Wildlife Habitat

On: Go Wild Day Tour

 

Ready to see meet these endangered Australian animals? Book a tour with Jungle Tours today.

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