Wildlife and Climate (reading)

Animals and Climate

Most of the animals and plants found in Australia are native to Australia, they cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the stranger and more famous animals include koalas, kangaroos, the platypus and the echidna.

Australia is also home to some of the most dangerous and poisonous animals in the world. Snakes, spiders, jellyfish, crocodiles and sharks, to name just a few.

Australia experiences regular drought, flood, and bush fires. The temperature and weather conditions are very different from one end of the continent to the other. The north is humid and tropical, with rain forests. The south, southeast and southwest are defined by mountain ranges and a mediterranean climate, whilst the centre is a dry desert.

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Reading Comprehension Questions

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  1. What is unique about many of the plants and animals in Australia?In the text: Most of the animals and plants found in Australia are native to Australia…
  2. Which animal is not poisonous or dangerous?In the text: Snakes, spiders, jellyfish, crocodiles and sharks to name just a few.
  3. What can you find in the middle of Australia?In the text: The north is humid and tropical, with rain forests, the south, southeast and southwest are defined by mountain ranges and a mediterranean climate, whilst the centre is a dry desert.

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