Koalas and wombats are closely related native Australian mammals. Each is a marsupial found exclusively in Australia. Both species carry their young in pouches on their posterior sides. They have evolved fingerprints that are so similar to human fingerprints that even an electron microscope cannot distinguish between them.


Wombats' waste is characteristically cube-shaped. They are the only known mammal to do this unique behaviour. No one knows for sure, although it could be related to their dry environment and robust digestive systems. Wombats produce anywhere from 80 to 100 of their characteristic cube-shaped faeces per night.


Within 20 minutes of birth, elephant calves are able to stand on their own.


Dugongs, often called sea cows, have long been associated with mythological water creatures like mermaids and sirens.


Wolves have the ability to sprint for short distances ranging from 58 to 61 kilometres.


Not only are sloths three times as strong as humans, but they can also survive a fall from a height of one hundred feet without suffering any harm.


Meerkats are related to mongooses, they are immune to the effects of a wide variety of venoms and can survive their bites.


The zebra's stripes have a natural ability to ward off predatory insects.


Hippopotamuses, despite the fact that they belong to the group of mammals known as semi-aquatic, are unable to swim or float.

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