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Animals Of The Australian Outback
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 12:00 AM ET

NEW YORK --While many of us will never be challenged in the outdoors like the cast of Survivor: The Australian Outback,
 we can still appreciate what they're up against. On Thursday's Early Show,
Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin talked about some of the amazing animals that live in the area
 where the Kucha and Ogakor tribes make their homes

Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and
ecosystems around the world since his early adolescence.
Currently, he is the executive producer and host of Animal Planet's
original prime-time series The Jeff Corwin Experience, He has a degrees in both
Biology and Anthropology.
Here are some of the animals found in the Australian Outback,
the first three are dangerous, the last three are harmless to humans.

SALT WATER CROCODILE (Crocodylus porosus)  

         Number of Young: 40 to 60 eggs are usually laid, and some will fall prey to other animals or human egg collectors. It is estimated that less than
         1% of  hatchlings will survive to reach maturity, given predation.

        Behavior: Most crocodiles are more aggressive than the related alligators

        For more information on saltwater crocodiles, click here. This will open a new Window to another page

DEATH ADDER (Acanthophis)

SCORPION (Centruroides)


        Class: Arachnida

       Length of body: Vary from about 1/2 in. to about 6 inches long

       Diet: Other arthropods, including crustaceans, insects, centipedes, and millipedes

       Scorpions are feared by humans, but there are actually only two species whose bites are deadly, neither of which inhabit Australia.

BENNET'S WALLABY (Macropus rufogriseus frutica)

SUGAR GLIDER (Petaurus breviceps)

KOOKABURRA (Dacelo navaguinae)


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