17 dic. 2013

Animals in Australia



Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian Continent as well as the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country. Its flag is blue, red and white with six stars. The Capital city is Canberra, but Sydney is also well known. The people in Australia speak Australian English. The weather is unique and diverse. Many people like swimming and climbing. There are many Kangaroos and reptiles in Australia… and many beautiful places to visit, too. Come and enjoy Australia!! 

 
  1. The sabre-tooth tiger was a prehistoric wild cat. It was 1.5 metres long, 1 metre tall and it weighed 200 kg. It had four short legs and two very long teeth. It lived in North and South America. It was a carnivore. It liked to eat woolly mammoths and horses.
  2. The Hyracotherium was a prehistoric horse. It was 60 cm long and 20 cm tall and it weighed 25 kg. It had a long tail. It lived in Asia, Europe and North America. It had short mane and long head. It was a herbivore. It liked to eat plants and leaves.
  3. The woolly mammoth was a prehistoric elephant. It was about three metres tall. It lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. It was brown with small ears and big tusks. It used it tusks for protection and for digging in the snow for grass and food.
  4. The megalodon was a prehistoric shark. It was about 20 metres long. Its teeth were the size of a person’s hand! It was a carnivore. It liked to eat whales.

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