Australia's unique duck-billed platypus -- an egg-laying, furry animal with web feet that spends most of its time underwater -- is in fact part bird, part reptile and part mammal according to its gene map.
Scientists predict the dingo might be extinct within 20 years! A big reason is because dingoes can cross-breed successfully with domesticated dogs. The results of this coupling create mixes that are larger than pure dingo’s and can out-compete them.
This is the Australian version of the possum, it looks very different from an American possum. Australian brush-tailed possums like these are nocturnal, they make good pets if you raise them from the time they're young, and they're great animals - in Aus