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Frogs thats are hopping around Tasmania

Frogs thats are hopping around Tasmania

There are eleven species of frog that can be found in Tasmania. Some of the Tasmanian frogs that you are more likely to see in the central highlands area are the Brown Tree Frog, Common Froglet and Tasmanian Froglet.

Tasmania - The home of the Mountain Dragon

Tasmania - The home of the Mountain Dragon

There are seventeen species of lizard found in the Tasmanian bush and of these seven are endemic to Tasmania. Lizards use external sources of heat to warm their bodies and become active, usually absorbing warmth from the sun or heated rocks.

Rare Bird Sightings

Rare Bird Sightings

Some of the less common birds that you might be lucky enough to spot when near the Thousand Lakes Lodge are the Swift Parrot and the Wedge-Tailed Eagle. 

Common Birds in the Central Highlands

The Central Highlands region is home to many species of bird, some of which are endemic to the state and others that are rare or threatened. 

The Tasmanian Platypus

The Tasmanian Platypus

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) are one of Tasmania’s most unique animals and are common in the lakes and rivers of the Central Highlands. Along with Echidnas they are the only monotremes (mammals that lay eggs) in the world. 

Kangaroos and Wallabies

Kangaroos and Wallabies

There are several species of macropod (kangaroos and wallabies) in Tasmania. The ones that you are most likely to spot in the Central Highlands are the Bennetts Wallaby, the Long-nosed Potoroo and the Tasmanian Pademelon. 

Western Lakes Ringtail Possums

Western Lakes Ringtail Possums

If you’re out at night on the Central Plateau keep your eyes up and you might see a ringtail possum.

Central Plateau Quoll

Central Plateau Quoll

The Spotted-tail Quoll can be distinguished from the Eastern Quoll by the spots that continue onto their tails. If you are lucky you may spot one at the Western Lakes.

Wombats of the Western Lakes area

Wombats of the Western Lakes area

Wombats found in Tasmania are the subspecies Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis. Averaging at around 20 kg in weight, they are slightly smaller than their mainland relatives.