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Native animals

Adelaide is home to more than 150 native animal and bird species. Learn about them here.

Our great southern land is one of very few countries where you’ll find marsupials and the only country where you can find egg-laying mammals. Many species are capable of surviving in cities, suburbs and towns.

How a person has experienced wildlife - whether in a national park, a local park or backyard - often shapes their attitudes towards conservation.

We encourage you to get to know and appreciate Adelaide’s animals.

Some of Adelaide's native animals

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