Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
    
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 78.   17 native species listed, with 7 from Ellura
Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)
Even-toed Ungulate
Artiodactyla
Cloven-hoofed Mammal
Bovidae
Feral Goat
Capra hircus
I
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Other Common NameGoat
 
Footprint
Placental mammal
Carnivora
Canine
Canidae
Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes
I
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Other Common NameDAMN Fox
 
Approaching
Who's that?
Better get outta here
Placental mammal
Carnivora
Cat
Felidae
Feral Cat
Felis Catus
I
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Placental mammal
Carnivora
Eared Seal
Otariidae
Long-nosed fur seal
Arctocephalus forsteri
Na
c
 
Dolphin & Whale
Cetacea
Right Whale
Balaenidae
Southern Right Whale
Eubalaena australis
Na
c
 
Calf tail -EXTRA-
Calf frolicking on it's back
Head of Adult
Blow
Bat
Chiroptera
Free-tailed Bat
Molossidae
Southern Free-tailed Bat
Mormopterus planiceps
NT
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A big thanks to Aimee Linke, Project Manager at Mid Murray Local Action Planning Committee, for taking recordings and getting our bats identified. We're not sure how we'll get photo's but hopefully we will manage it one day.
Photograph yet to be loaded.
Bat
Chiroptera
Vesper Bat
Vespertilionidae
Gould's Wattled Bat
Chalinolobus gouldii
LC
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Video:
A film of a Gould's Wattle Bat we saved (trapped in a shed) in 40+ deg temp's. (27Mb)
Bat
Chiroptera
Vesper Bat
Vespertilionidae
Little Forest Bat
Vespadelus vulturnus
NT
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A big thanks to Aimee Linke, Project Manager at Mid Murray Local Action Planning Committee, for taking recordings and getting our bats identified. We're not sure how we'll get photo's but hopefully we will manage it one day.
Photograph yet to be loaded.
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Kangaroo & Wallaby
Macropodidae
Western Grey Kangaroo
Macropus fuliginosus
LC
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Difficult to distinguish from the Red Kangaroo, as they vary in colour greatly and can have rufous tones. Colour cannot be used for identification.
The key we find easiest to spot is that the Red has a more dog like muzzle. The Grey has a finer, narrower muzzle.
The Grey also has fluffier ears.
It's a joy to be able to walk within 20m of feeding roos on Ellura and not have them run in fear. They sit back on their legs and watch, then continue eating.
The reason the Grey's have a finer muzzle than the Red's is because the Grey's prefer to eat bushes (saltbush, westringia rigida, etc), where as the Red's eat grass. New shoots are a delicacy for the Grey's. The finer muzzle allows them to more easily get into the hard prickly bushes to find their tit-bits. The Greys do eat grass as well, along with the weed "Thread Iris".
Male roo's are called Jacks, and females Jills.
Video:
This Jill has been drinking for 45 min's and wants to get passed us for more (16Mb)
A funny clip of a Joey having a scratch, then looking at us indignantly while we laugh at her. (13Mb)
In our first summer, we put out buckets to relieve the roo's (36Mb)
The second video of roo's drinking from our buckets (37Mb)
Hamish -EXTRA-
Joey in Pouch
Close up
Joey Head
Joey Profile
Joey Squatting
Joey Eating -EXTRA-
Female Head
Female Profile
Female Hopping
Female Drinking
Rufous Female
Powerful Male
Male Hopping
Joey with Mum
Joey, Mum & Dad
Pair
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Kangaroo & Wallaby
Macropodidae
Euro
Macropus robustus ssp erubescens
RA
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Other Common NameCommon Wallaroo

Wombat Rise have an excellent article on them: Here
Male
Male
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Kangaroo & Wallaby
Macropodidae
Red Kangaroo
Macropus rufus
LC
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Not necessarily red. Their muzzle is much like a dogs, broad and solid.
Can grow very large (1.8m+), but the females are much smaller than the males.
The females & joey's are easily confused with Euros. If you can get close enough you'll see the smooth hair on the back, and the muzzle has white around the nose.
Male, back
Female & Joey (with prev male)
Female, front
Foot Pads
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Kangaroo & Wallaby
Macropodidae
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby
Petrogale xanthopus
Na
m
 
Profile
Oversized feet & hands
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Kangaroo & Wallaby
Macropodidae
Swamp Wallaby
Wallabia bicolor
DD
m
 
Female
Head
A Pair about to mate
Front
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Brushtail Possum
Phalangeridae
Brushtail Possum
Trichosurus vulpecula
NT
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Female, front
Mother carrying juvenile
Tail
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Koala
Phascolarctidae
Koala
Phascolarctos cinereus ssp victor
Na
a
While considered cute and cuddly, wild animals should not be approached. Animals that people hold in zoo's are tame. As with any large wild animal, they can inflict severe injuries if cornered. Having said that, they are not openly agressive.
A male's mating call is a loud, deep, sickening sound. It's a much bigger sound than their size suggests. This is on purpose; the ladies like their boys to be big, so the boys obligue

They love our stringy bark gum trees and visit regularly.
We also often see them walking on the roads through the hills. Unfortunately they don't last very long on the South Eastern Freeway.
Male, about to fall
Male, saved himself
Male, retreating
I love my tree
Morning sleepy head
My, what sharp claws you have
These hands are made for climbing
Mum & Bubs
Hello little one
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheiridae
Ringtail Possum
Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Na
a
 
Profile
Front
Kangaroo & Wombat
Diprotodontia
Wombat
Vombatidae
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
NT
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Nocturnal, but can rarely come out in the day to warm in the sun.
They vary in colour from dusky brown to dark grey.
They often have a light grey patch on the nose as well as eye highlights (above and below the eye).
Very fast runners, but don't get much nutrition out of their grass feed, so best not to disturb them.
Baby wombats are called "Pinkies" as they don't have any hair. They are only ever seen due to the mothers being killed and people removing the babies to try and save them.
Front, showing claws
Profile
Doing Pre-flight Checks
Low Flying Wombat
Our Largest Warren
Scratching Post
Hare & Rabbit
Lagomorpha
Hare & Rabbit
Leporidae
European Hare
Lepus europaeus
I
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Other Common NamesJack Rabbit or Hare
 
Profile
Hiding
Going
Gone
Hare & Rabbit
Lagomorpha
Hare & Rabbit
Leporidae
Feral European Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus
I
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Other Common NameBLOODY Rabbit
 
Egg Laying Mammal
Monotremata
Echidna
Tachyglossidae
Short-beaked Echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus
LC
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Covered in sharp spines. In defence will wedge themselves under bushes (in this case rocks) or, if out in the open, dig themselves down by pushing soil out the side.
Their spines are dark grey and light brown
Front
Profile
Back
Face
Head Profile
Bandicoot & Bilby
Peramelemorphia
Bandicoot
Peramelidae
Southern Brown Bandicoot
Isoodon obesulus
Na
a
 
Rodent
Rodentia
Murid
Muridae
Ozzie Otter
Hydromys chrysogaster
NT
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Other Common NamesNative Otter, Rakali or Water-rat

Credit to Colin Cook for the common name
Profile, swimming
Back, swimming
Rodent
Rodentia
Murid
Muridae
House Mouse
Mus domesticus
I
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