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  • The Greater Glider is Australia’s largest gliding mammal. They have thick, fur on their back and thick fur on the very long tails and large fury ears. They can be found in different dark and light-coloured morphs. Greater Gliders are found along the east coast of mainland Australia, from central Queensland to central Victoria. They are found throughout old growth, forested bush but are absent from high altitude alpine and sub-alpine habitats, and now absent in any cleared areas. Greater Gliders are forest-dependent and prefer older tree age classes in moist forest types. They use hollow-bearing trees for shelter and nesting, with each family group using multiple den trees within its home range. They eat mainly young eucalypt leaves. Threats. Because they are highly dependent on forest and large hollow-bearing trees, habitat loss and fragmentation through clearing and bushfires pose a threat to Greater Gliders. Climate change may also contribute to the contraction of suitable habitat. Fragmented populations have a reduced ability to recolonise suitable habitat and are at risk of genetic decline.   Size: Large Puppet 38cm
  • Eastern Bettong

    $34.00$95.00
    The Eastern Bettong is a small, kangaroo-like marsupial. Its pre-European range included eastern Tasmania and a broad coastal strip from south-east Queensland to south-east SA While the mainland population became extinct in the 1920s, the Tasmanian population has remained secure, One concern is that most of the bettongs are found on private land, with only two groups found within reserves. Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ACT have a successful breeding.   Threats. Continued loss of habitat   Size: Tiny Toy 23cm Small Puppet 33cm Large Puppet 37cm
  • Southern Brown Bandicoot

    $28.00$95.00
    Southern Brown Bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus) are medium sized ground dwelling marsupials. They have long tapering snout and a compact body and a short tail. Males weigh between 500–1850gms, females 400–1200 gms Southern Brown Bandicoots are found mostly in southern Australia, from NSW through Victoria and in Tasmania. They are also known as the quenda in South Western Australia. They feed on a variety of ground-dwelling invertebrates and underground fungi. to find their food they dig distinctive conical holes in the soil. Bandicoots are nocturnal and they sleep in shallow nests, covered with leaf litter during the day. Sometimes they will borrow an empty rabbit burrow.   Threats. Southern brown bandicoots are most significantly threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation. Much of its remaining habitat is primarily in patches that are too small to support large populations of bandicoots.  There are some attempts to breed them again in Victoria and NSW. Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 31cm Large Puppet 38cm
  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos naturally feed on the seeds of native shrubs and trees, banksias, hakeas and casuarinas, and the larvae that bore into the branches of wattles. After plantations of exotic Pines, the cockatoos have now adapted to feed more often by tearing open pine cones to extract the seeds. In SA they now feed on Allepo Pines that are a noxious weed and their preferred habitat, woodlands that have become extensively fragmented. Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos are easy to identify due to their large size and distinctive markings. They are the largest Australian cockatoo and are 55-65cm long. They are black with yellow patches and yellow panels in their tail feathers. These birds have a distinctive call that can be heard as they fly over the treetops. They were known to gather in large flocks of up to one hundred. But now in many places Research featured in the 'State of Australia's Birds 2015' headline and regional reports indicates a significant decline for the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo (and some other parrot species) in the East Coast. Threats Loss of habitat, for food and competition for nesting hollows, are the major threats to the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Predation of eggs by the Common Possums can also be a problem.   Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 30cm  
  • Brown Kangaroo/Wallaroo

    $22.00$95.00
    Wallaroos are a large species of kangaroo. Our Common Western Wallaroo stands 40CM tall excl its tail. It is a beautiful creature that is perfect for an Adult to use as a puppet and wonderful for a child to cuddle or carry around by the tail! Their fur ranges from grey-brown to mid-brown colour and they have larger heads than their relative the Eastern Grey Kangaroo. The Joey’s of a Macropod first leaves the pouch after 6 months growing from an embryo. They finally leave the pouch of the mother at around 11 months but often continue to feed until 18months old. Threats. The largest threat to the survival of the species is the change of fire patterns in their home range, which has altered the flora composition in the area where they live.   Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 31cm Large Puppet 44cm
  • Grey Koala

    $22.00$95.00
    Koalas are tree-dwelling marsupials and the only surviving members of the Phascolarctidae (Greek for ‘pouched bear’) family. they are the closest living relatives are the wombats. Koalas need a lot of space and a lot of trees – about 100 each. Koala’s also vary in size and colour depending on their location. Those in southern NSW and Victoria are often larger and slightly darker, with thicker fur than northern populations. This is probably an adaptation to keep them warmer in cooler climates. Light Grey Koala’s are generally found in Queensland. There are more than 700 species of eucalypts and Koalas and only around 50 of these species are suitable for Koalas. About one dozen species of Eucalypt make up their staple diet. Threats Koalas are protected by law and most of their suitable habitat remaining occurs on private land, which is largely unprotected. Woodlands, that make up their habitat, continue to be cleared for agricultural and urban development. When their homes are cleared, individual koala’s are vulnerable to be killed by cars or dogs as urban areas that encroach on small amounts of habitat. Climate change is expected to further shrink the suitable habitat available. Koala’s are generally slow movers too, so they are very susceptible to bush fires and can be affected by dehydration during heat waves. Chlamydia is also a significant threat and is more prevalent in stressed populations.   Size: Tiny Toy 15cm Small Puppet 26cm Large Puppet 39cm
  • Lace Monitor/Goanna

    $69.00$250.00
    Australian monitor lizards, or goannas as they’re commonly known, belong to an ancient lineage that evolved in the northern hemisphere during the Cretaceous period – about 90 million years ago! Lace Monitors have greyish skin on the top with cream underneath. They have a pattern of darker Green Stipes, with cream coloured spots. Sometimes they also have yellow bands across the body too. Adult lace monitors can grow up to between 2.5mtrs long. The tongue is forked like they have a forked tongue and their toes have long claws for holding prey and climbing. Climbing. They can weigh up to 20ks.  they weigh 20kg. Lace monitors are carnivores that include a diet of insects, small mammals and birds and their eggs. They can gorge themselves when feeding on a large kill and then not need food for the next few weeks. Threats Threats to Australian monitors include habitat loss due to land clearing for agriculture and urban space. The spread of Cane Toads has caused declines in many areas, most recently the Kimberly. Habitat degradation and removal of termite mounds and other habitat features such as fallen timber have a significant impact on some goanna species. Invasive mammals and generalist predators such as foxes and cats may also prey on young monitors.   Size: Medium Puppet 95cm Large Puppet 140cm
  • Platypus

    $28.00$95.00
    Platypus are monotremes. They are one of two unique egg laying mammals found in Australia, the Echidna is the other. Platypus are one of our most extraordinary animals. They are semi-aquatic mammal that lays eggs. Male Platypuses (or platypodes) can grow up 60cm long and weigh up to 3kgs. Females weigh up to 1.7kg. IN prehistoric times Platypus grew to be 1mt long.  They are only found in Eastern and South Eastern Australia in fresh water creeks and rivers. Platypus have webbed feet so they are expert swimmer who can propel themselves using their feet and tail to propel themselves through the water. they have brown waterproof fur that is soft and a rubbery “duck bill” to dig their food on the river bed. Platypus lay their eggs in burrows away from the river and they walk on their knuckles to protect the webbing on their feet.  They are active at dawn and dusk when they search for their food with. They search for insect larvae, freshwater shrimps, and crayfish with sensitive electroreceptors on their bills. The Platypus is one of very few venomous mammals in the world. The spur on the male’s hind foot is connected to a venom-secreting gland. The venom is not dangerous for humans.   Threats Habitat destruction and waterway pollution threaten all platypus because they depend on healthy freshwater systems Large Scale farming that extracts vast amounts of water from rivers and, dams and diverts water flow has a big impact on the water quality for Platypus. Water quality and in-stream habitat (such as submerged logs) are critical so degradation of these elements is a threat. Run-off from pasture that includes pesticides, also degrades Platypus habitat.   Size: Tiny Toy 21cm Small Puppet 32cm Large Puppet 46cm
  • Squirrel gliders are named so because of their dense, bushy tail. They are not quite as well known as their smaller relative, the sugar glider. Squirrel gliders and sugar gliders are found on the East coast of Australia, squirrel gliders are usually the more abundant of the two species. Primarily occur in woodland and open Eucalypt forest. Squirrel gliders diet consists of nectar, pollen, plant exudates acacia gum and eucalypt sap. They also feed on invertebrates.   Threats All gliders have been affected by habitat clearing and fragmentation. Feral predators such as dogs, cats, and foxes have always been threats especially when the protection from habitat clearing continues. In farming areas, barbed wire fences trap gliders by their gliding membrane.   Size: Small Puppet 24cm  
  • Echidnas

    $22.00$95.00
    Echidna's are monotremes. Along with the Platypus they are one of two Egg laying mammals found all over Australia. Echidnas mainly live in forests, bushland and grasslands.  Echidna's can be seen out during mild weather. When it is extremely hot or cold an echidna will take shelter under rocks or bury themselves. Sometimes they can be seen swimming in rivers and paddling in pools to cool down on very hit days.  Echidna’s diet mainly consists of ants and bugs in and under timber and rocks on the ground. Echidnas possess is powerful paws. These paws enable them to run, walk and climb. This allows to escape animals that may harm the echidna. They can dig for food and burrow themselves with their powerful claws and also rip apart rotted wood for ants and small bugs to survive on.   Threats Echidnas like others suffer from loss of their habitat. More houses and roads being built mean risks for echidnas from increasing traffic into bush areas. They are also under threat with bush fires that wipe out populations in the affected area. Additionally foxes, dingoes, and feral dogs and cats also live in these kind of environments and pose high risk to echidnas especially the young which have little defence.   Size: Tiny Toy 14cm Small Puppet 22cm Large Puppet 34cm
  • Greater Bilby

    $28.00$95.00
    Scientific name: Macrotis lagotis Family: Peramelidae Conservation Status: This species is listed as Endangered in Queensland (Nature Conservation Act 1992) and is Vulnerable nationally (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999). It is ranked as a critical priority to protect. To Purchase please send us a DM.   Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 31cm Large Puppet 43cm
  • Brown Koala

    $22.00$95.00
    Koalas are tree-dwelling marsupials and the only surviving members of the Phascolarctidae (Greek for ‘pouched bear’) family. they are the closest living relatives are the wombats. Koalas need a lot of space and a lot of trees – about 100 each. Koala’s also vary in size and colour depending on their location. Those in southern NSW and Victoria are often larger and slightly darker, with thicker fur than northern populations. This is probably an adaptation to keep them warmer in cooler climates. Light Grey Koala’s are generally found in Queensland. There are more than 700 species of eucalypts and Koalas and only around 50 of these species are suitable for Koalas. About one dozen species of Eucalypt make up their staple diet. Threats Koalas are protected by law and most of their suitable habitat remaining occurs on private land, which is largely unprotected. Woodlands, that make up their habitat, continue to be cleared for agricultural and urban development. When their homes are cleared, individual koala’s are vulnerable to be killed by cars or dogs as urban areas that encroach on small amounts of habitat. Climate change is expected to further shrink the suitable habitat available. Koala’s are generally slow movers too, so they are very susceptible to bush fires and can be affected by dehydration during heat waves. Chlamydia is also a significant threat and is more prevalent in stressed populations.     Size: Tiny Toy 15cm Small Puppet 26cm Large Puppet 39cm
  • Tassie Devil

    $34.00$95.00
    Tasmanian Devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world today; they’re the size of a small dog, weighing 4kg to 14kg, and standing about 30cm tall. The population has suffered recent, rapid declines, and they’re currently listed as Endangered – at high risk of extinction in the wild In the 1800s there was a concerted effort by Tasmanian farmers to eradicate the species, which were thought to kill livestock. Threats Devils are now a protected species, but their survival is threatened by something far more insidious. Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) is a contagious disease discovered in the mid-1990s. Lumpy tumours form around the head and neck, growing rapidly so that the animal finds it hard to eat. An individual can die of starvation within six months of symptoms showing. Tens of thousands of Tasmanian Devils have died from DFTD, and it’s this ongoing outbreak that has caused species to be classified as Endangered under Australian and Tasmanian legislation. Continued Habitat loss is a constant threat to their survival.   Size: Tiny Toy 23cm Small Puppet 33cm Large Puppet 42cm
  • Ringtail Possum

    $28.00$95.00
    There are 27 different types of possums and gliders in Australia. They have a huge variety of sizes, shapes and appearances. We produce the ring tail possum in two colours that can fit several of the ringtail possums who are under threat. One quarter of our possums and gliders are listed as threatened under Australian environmental law. Find out more about all our gliders and possums under threat here.   https://www.nespthreatenedspecies.edu.au/news/australia-s-possums-and-gliders Note: The grey Possum is only available in the small size Size: Tiny Toy 23cm Small Puppet 33cm Large Puppet 40cm
  • Wombat

    $22.00$95.00
    Wombats are iconic Australian marsupials.  They are also the Koala’s closest living relative. Wombats are among the largest burrowing mammals in the world. They can run up to 40kph. Wombats have wiry, brown, tan or grey fur and they can measure 1.3m long and weigh 36kg. All wombat species live in burrows. The burrows are long tunnels that comprise of complex networks with chambers that can extend to 150m in radius. They excavate their burrows by digging the soil with the long claws on their forelegs and push it out with their back legs. It’s a very interesting fact that wombats have cube-shaped poo ( called scats) that is easily found in the bush.  They also roll around in their burrows to dig and flatten the walls.   Threats but they are facing increasing threats including vehicle collisions, habitat loss and mange. Mange is responsible for hundreds of wombat deaths every year, yet it is relatively unknown. Mange is a skin infection caused by mites. Left untreated, infected wombats slowly succumb to the complications of the disease within 2-3 months, leading to a slow and painful death. The wombat’s fur falls out, their skin becomes hardened and constantly itches. Their eyesight and hearing are also impaired. It is heartbreaking to see.   Size: Tiny Toy 15cm Small Puppet 25cm Large Puppet 40cm
  • Dark Wallaro/Wallaby

    $22.00$95.00
    Wallaroos are a large species of kangaroo. Our Wallaroo puppet stands 40CM tall excl its tail. It is a beautiful creature that is perfect for an Adult to use as a puppet and wonderful for a child to cuddle or carry around by the tail! It classified as near threatened. The Black Wallaroo, is a species of macropod now restricted to a small, mountainous area in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Black Wallaroo is one of the smallest species in the kangaroo family. They are roughly two thirds the size of northern wallaroos. They range from .8 meters tall in females, up to about 1 meter tall in males. Black Wallaroos are classified as near threatened. Threats. The largest threat to the survival of the species is the change of fire patterns in their home range, which has altered the flora composition in the area where they live.   ***************   Dark Wallabies belong to the small macropod marsupial family mostly found in Eastern Australia. The Swamp Wallaby is commonly known as the black wallaby. Sometimes known as the black-tailed wallaby, black pademelon or the fern wallaby.   Wallabies are herbivores and graze around swampy wet areas. King Island has a species of dark Wallaby that were badly affected in the fires of summer of 2019/2020 Threats. Swamp wallabies have suffered from destruction of their natural habitat. Where habitat has been destroyed all wallabies will travel far and cross roads. This puts them at risk of being hit by cars. Because they graze on Grass they are also subject to being shot by Farmers.   Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 31cm Large Puppet 44cm
  • Grey Kangaroo

    $22.00$58.00
    Wallaroos are a large species of kangaroo. Our Common Western Wallaroo stands 40CM tall excl its tail. It is a beautiful creature that is perfect for an Adult to use as a puppet and wonderful for a child to cuddle or carry around by the tail! Their fur ranges from grey-brown to mid-brown colour and they have larger heads than their relative the Eastern Grey Kangaroo. The Joey’s of a Macropod first leaves the pouch after 6 months growing from an embryo. They finally leave the pouch of the mother at around 11 months but often continue to feed until 18months old. Threats. The largest threat to the survival of the species is the change of fire patterns in their home range, which has altered the flora composition in the area where they live.   Size: Tiny Toy 18cm Small Puppet 31cm
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