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If You Get 10/12 On This Australian Animal Quiz You're A True Aussie

Warning: there may or may not be drop bears present in this quiz.

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  1. Koalas nap for around 10 hours every day.
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    Koalas have actually been known to nap for up to 18 hours a day, and spend the rest of the time munching on eucalyptus.

    Via Getty
  2. The female platypus is venomous.
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    Actually it's the male platypus that is venomous. They have spurs on the back of their hind feet that are connected to a venom-secreting gland. The venom is not life-threatening to humans, but it can cause severe swelling and pain.

    Via Getty
  3. Tasmanian devils are only found in Tasmania.
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    Tasmanian devils are only found in Tasmania now. This is due to the introduction of the dingo on the mainland, which led to their extinction.

    Via Getty
  4. Fitzroy River turtles primarily breathe through their mouth.
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    Fitzroy River turtles breathe primarily through their bottoms instead of their mouths because it conserves energy due to decreased muscle movement.

    Via Getty
  5. A wombat's poo is shaped like a cube.
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    Wombat poo is cubic-shaped due to the animal's long and slow digestive process.

    Via Getty
  6. Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
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    Female kangaroos have three vaginas. The outside two are where sperm, from the male's two pronged penises, travel up towards the uteri. The middle one is for when the baby joey slides down to develop externally in the mother's pouch.

    Via Getty
  7. Quokkas are always smiling.
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    Technically, the reason why a quokka looks like it's smiling is due to the way its mouth is shaped. Quokkas open their mouths to pant when they get hot resulting in that little "smile" we see.

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  8. There's a species of echidna named after Sir David Attenborough.
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    Attenborough's long-beaked echidna was named in honour of Sir David Attenborough.

    Via Getty
  9. Bilbies don't need water.
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    Water is not crucial to a bilby's diet as they source moisture from food.

    Via Howard Hughes/ Australian Museum
  10. Emus are not related to kiwis.
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    Emus belong to a family of flightless birds called Ratites which includes ostriches, kiwis, cassowaries and rheas.

    Via Getty
  11. The frillneck lizard inspired one of the dinosaurs from <i>Jurassic Park</i>.
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    The creators of Jurassic Park were inspired by the frillneck lizard when creating their version of a Dilophosaurus. In the movie, they added an expandable neck frill to the dinosaur (even though there is no evidence of Dilophosaurus having neck frills in real life).

    Via Getty
  12. There's an Australian spider species that plays peek-a-boo to attract its mates.
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    The male Jotus remus, a type of jumping spider, has an unusual heart-shaped structure on both of its hind legs. The males will repeatedly thrust these structures back and forth (similar to a game of peek-a-boo) to impress the female spiders.

    Via National Geographic

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