Study the vocabulary about plants and animals in Australia. Part 1
Species - a group of plants or animals which share similar characteristics;
Kangaroo - a large Australian animal that moves by jumping on its back legs;
Paw - the foot of certain animals, such as cats and dogs;
Bark - the hard substance that covers the surface of a tree;
Pine - a tall tree with long, thin leaves shaped like needles;
Orchid - a plant with beautifully coloured flowers that have an unusual shape;
Gum - either of the two areas of firm pink flesh inside the mouth that cover the bones into which the teeth are fixed;
Marsupial - a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America that is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pouch (= a body part like a pocket) on the mother's body, where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed;
Koala - an Australian mammal with greyish fur. Koalas live in eucalyptus trees and eat their leaves;
Wombat - an Australian mammal with strong, short legs that it uses for digging;
Spiny anteater - a small Australian mammal that is covered with sharp spines, has a long nose, and eats ants and termites;
Mammal - any animal of which the female feeds her young on milk from her own body. Most mammals give birth to live young, not eggs.
There are many kangaroos in Australia.
Have you seen orchids in Australia?
Pines are beautiful and useful trees.