Australia is home to some of the most unique animals in the world: geographic isolation means it contains the majority of our planet’s marsupials, some of the only egg-laying mammals and a frightening variety of venomous species including snakes, spiders and jellyfish.

Those who are willing to brave the perils found down under will be rewarded with a whole load of fascinating creatures unlike anything else on Earth. To prove it, we’ve rounded up a few facts about some of Australia’s most amazing animals.

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