Native Animal Rehabilitation Centre

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Native Animals in WA

Native ARC Animal Factsheets.

The following factsheets have been generously developed for Native ARC Inc by UWA Biologist, Kit Prendergast. Native ARC wishes to thank Kit for her contribution.

These factsheets have been developed for educational purposes only and any republishing of the factsheets or any of the written content, must have written approval from the Author.

Native ARC would like to thank the Department of Parks and Wildlife W.A for the following information on Western Australias Native Animals. More information can be found here: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/animals/animal-species-profiles 

You can search species in WA via DPAWs Nature Map, which maps the biodiversity of our State here: http://naturemap.dpaw.wa.gov.au/default.aspx

Western Australia is home to:

  • 141 of Australia's 207 mammal species, 25 unique to the state
  • 439 reptile species, 187 unique to the state
  • more than 1,600 fish species
  • hundreds of thousands of invertebrate species.

Western Australia has more than its fair share of unusual native animals, some of which are threatened.

The profile sheets below provide information about some of these animals and ways the department is helping to protect them against feral predators and other threats.

Note that the conservation status may have changed as species recover from their threatened status as a result of Western Shield and similar programs

Profile Sheets avaiable from DPAW:

Birds

Mammals

Reptiles