About 50 million years ago it was joined to a giant landmass called Gondwanaland but it then became separated and it is its isolation that has led to its unique wildlife. There are lots of creatures and plants that live on the Australian continent that can’t be found anywhere else!

Credits

Image: australian-wildlife-part-1 by ucumari / Valerie

Information sourced from:

Australian Museum (2013), Funnel-Web Spiders [online], Available from: http://australianmuseum.net.au/funnel-web-spiders-group [accessed 21/05/2015].

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