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Are you doing a school project on endangered animals? These facts for kids will help you quickly find out about the Australian animals at risk.

Endangered Animals Facts For Kids – Quick Facts!

Animals become endangered when their habitats, food sources or ways of life are threatened by intervention. This could be deliberate or unintentional. When we progress as a human society, we often destroy the lives of the littler critters around us.

Here is a list of the Australian animals that are currently endangered – some of them critical. Learning about sustainability, researching which companies put animals in danger and being careful about how we interact with our environment will help stop further animals becoming at risk. Supporting groups who protect animals and fight for their rights is another great way to get involved!

Critically Endangered Animals

These are the animals that are at extremely high risk of extinction.

  • Woylie
  • Mountain Pygmy Possum
  • Christmas Island Shrew
  • Leadbeater’s Possum
  • Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
  • White-tipped Stick-nest Rat
  • Southern Bent-wing Bat
  • Lord Howe Long-eared Bat
  • Christmas Island Pipistrelle
  • Gilbert’s Potoroo
  • Christmas Island Flying Fox
  • Bare-rumped Sheath-tail Bat
  • Kangaroo Island Dunnart
  • Carpentarian Rock Rat
  • Macdonnell Range Rock Rat

Critically Endangered Birds

  • King Island Scrubit
  • Regent Honeyeater
  • Thick-billed Grasswren
  • Curlew Sandpiper
  • Great Knot
  • Spotted Quail-thrush
  • Coxen’s Fig Parrot
  • Yellow Chat (Dawson)
  • Christmas Island Frigatebird
  • Swift Parrot
  • Helmeted Honeyeater
  • Bar-tailed Godwit
  • Eastern Curlew
  • Orange-bellied Parrot
  • Plains-wanderer
  • Western Ground Parrot
  • Beck’s Petrel
  • Round Island Petrel
  • Herald Petrel
  • Regent Honeyeater

Critically Endangered Reptiles

  • Short-nosed sea snake
  • Leaf-scaled sea snake
  • Eared worm lizard
  • Christmas Island Blue-tailed Skinnk
  • Southern Snapping Turtle
  • Christmas Island Forest Skink
  • Christmas Island Gecko
  • Hawksbill Turtle
  • Allan’s Lerista
  • Nangur Spiny Skink
  • Westerm Swamp Tortoise
  • George’s Snapping Turtle

Critically Endangered Amphibians

  • Beautiful Nursery Frog
  • White Bellied Frog
  • Booroolong Frog
  • Yellow-Spotted Tree Frog
  • Armoured Mist Frog
  • Mountain Mist Frog
  • Peppered Tree Frog
  • Spotted Tree Frog
  • Baw Baw Frog
  • Southern Corroboree Frog
  • Northern Corroboree Frog
  • Sharp Snouted Day Frog
  • Eungella Torrent Frog
  • Kroombit Tinker Frog
  • Northern Tinker Frog

Endangered Animals Facts for Kids

What can we do to help? Think of ways that you, your family, your friends and your school can stop the threats to these beautiful animals right in their tracks. Let us know your ideas in the comments!

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