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Australia is notable as the only country that is also a continent, but details of the Land Down Under aren't necessarily as well known as other areas around the world. This miniseries delves into some of the various species of animals that call Australia home. The cassowary, tree-kangaroo, dingo (keep an eye on your babies), echidna and platypus are among the creatures profiled on "Wild Australia," which also looks at the varied environments where the wildlife lives.

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Footage from within the pouch of the red kangaroo, the largest marsupial on earth; exploring budgerigar parrots and the brown snake.
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Short-legged, muscular marsupials native to Australia that fight toxic plants and killer bunnies to survive in the desert.
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Inside the tropical rainforest in northeast Australia lives the largest birds and crocodiles on Earth along with kangaroos that climb trees.
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Bizarre mating rituals of the cuddly-looking koalas that live in the eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia, also home to platypuses and echidnas, two types of mammals that lay eggs.

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