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Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum by David Hack

The Mountain Pygmy Possum is Australia's only hibernating marsupial. It lives in Victoria's highlands and spends 6 months of the year hibernating and the rest frolicking in the high plains. 

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Regent Honeyeater

Regent Honeyeater by Tim Dolby

​The Regent Honeyeater, Anthochaera phrygia, closely related to the wattlebird, is a critically endangered native pollenator that has suffered greatly from land clearing and degradation.

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Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat via Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is one of the world's most critically endangered species. It is the largest herbivorous burrowing mammal in the world and disappeared rapidly after the introduction of sheep, cattle and rabbits into Australia, due to competition for grass (their nutrition is based on almost 100% grass).  

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Yellow-bellied Glider

Blossom, a Yellow-bellied Glider Joey via Taronga Zoo

The Yellow-bellied Glider lives along the East coast of Australia, from Northern Queensland to Victoria. Although it's not currently listed as threatened, its habitat is being decimated in Victoria's alpine areas and populations in NSW are facing extinction

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