Australian Animals and Biomes
When it comes to animals, Australia is unique. For example, it is the only continent on Earth that naturally has all three subclasses of mammals: placental, marsupial, and monotremes. Surrounded by seas and oceans, the animals on this continent are isolated. Over time, the animals adapted and changed to survive in the biomes of this continent. Many animals that were native to Australia have become extinct. Some are becoming endangered. In Australia, we discovered that people are very aware of nature and concerned about the many threats to their native animals. In other cases, humans are having to live with animals that are coming into their neighborhoods from the forests that are being depleted. The Kangaroo is one of those animals that is a frequent visitor on golf courses and in neighborhoods.