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Australian echidna

  

Australian echidna ( Tachyglossus aculeatus) - Egg-laying mammal of the family of echidnas, is found in Australia, on Tasmania, in New Guinea and the islands in Bass Strait. Australian echidna is the only representative of this kind of echidnas, its length - 30-45 cm, weight from 2,5 before 5 kg. The head is covered with coarse hair of vipers, neck is short, almost invisible from the outside, ears are not visible, echidna snout elongated into a narrow "beak" in length 75 mm, straight or slightly curved.

  

  

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Platypus

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)- Aquatic mammals monotremes, platypus on a number of features similar to reptiles, habitat of the platypus – Australia.

Platypus - a unique animal, and is one of the symbols of Australia, the platypus is shown in 20 cent Australian coin.

A quarter-century, scientists could not decide, which include the platypus - a mammal, birds, reptiles or even to a single class, while in 1824 г. German biologist Meckel not found, that the platypus did have breasts and the female nurses pups milk. That, that the platypus lays eggs, been proved only in 1884 г.G

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City of Sydney, Sydney

Сидней. The Australian city of Sydney (Sydney) - Capital SydneyNew South Wales and the largest city in Australia with an area of 12144.6 km2 and a population of 4,50 million people.

Sydney was the site of the first colonial European settlement in Australia and is located on the southeast coast of Avstralii.Poselenie built on the shore of a beautiful little coves round - Sydney Cove ( Sydney cove), located in the middle of the bay unique extended Sydney Harbour - the southern branch of the Bay of Port Jackson, separated by a narrow strait from the Tasman Sea.

In what city was built south of the Sydney Harbor Bay, and then around, that was the reason, that Sydney is often called "near Bay City» ( The Harbour City).
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