G’day, Earth Rangers! You’re going to love this Australian episode, full of fascinating facts and Emma has a chat with her Australian friend, Safari Guide Lawrence about some of the most interesting critters that live in the land down under! Crikey!


The Wild World of Australian Wildlife

It might be known for it’s kangaroos and koalas, but there are so many cool critters that call Australia home, like these:


Wombats – the animal that poops in cubes!



Irukandji jellyfish – the most dangerous animal in Australia

Photo Credit: West Regional

Photo Credit: Gondwana Girl


And check out our five favourite Australian animals!

Barking Owl
Barking Owl

This owl can make a wide range of different sounds including ones that sound like a dog’s bark and a human’s scream.


Also known as spiny anteater, they are one of two mammals that lay eggs. Keep scrolling to find out the other!

Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider

Meet the Australian flying squirrel! They can’t actually fly, but can glide thanks to the skin that stretches from their fingers to ankles.


The world’s smallest wallaby and the cutest creature EVER! These guys are good at hopping, digging and climbing trees.


With a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver, webbed feet, venomous spurs (males), and the ability to lay eggs (females), the platypus is one of a kind!


Get ready to laugh!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a joke for the contest! Here is the winner:


We’re still looking for the BEST ANIMAL JOKE EVER and it’s not too late to send in yours. You might not have won a t-shirt, but you still have the chance to hear your joke featured on the podcast! You can sent it in a voice message by pressing the green button or use the voice recorder on a smart phone and ask your parents to email it to podcast@earthrangers.com


Thanks again to my friend Safari Guide Lawrence from the Animal Sound Safari podcast for answering all of our questions about Australian animals! Check out the Animal Sound Safari podcast here!




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  1. Great idea! I love Australia and animals!
    Loved the podcast too
    Do you guys have any ones about Hawaii? Or maybe Spain? Thanks!

    From, earth ranger Shelby