Facts about the dingo

Facts about the dingo

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In today's FOC Fun Facts we learn about the Aussie dingo and if this cute animal would make a good pet plus a bunch and more facts. If you have a fun fact about dingos let us know down below. Enjoy 🐕 

Can you own a dingo as a pet?

Yes, you can have a pet dingo in some states of Australia. However, it isn't treated like an average dog; you need to have a permit and specific conditions to keep the dingo and people and animals around it safe. It is still a wild animal and has different needs to the average domestic dog.

Did you know that Australia has a dingo fence?

It is one of the longest fences in the world. It is 5600 km (3480 miles) long and was built to keep dingos away from farmland.

Can dingos come in different colours?

Yes, they can, originally it was thought that pure dingos only come in the sandy colour, but they can also be tan, brown and white in some colder regions.

What do you call a group of dingos?

The collective noun for dingos is the same as wolves. It is called a pack of dingos.

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Kangaroo facts for kids

Kangaroo facts for kids

Hey guys, we are back with our fun facts, and today there are three fun facts, one bonus fact (for those who love collective nouns), two awesomely terrible mum jokes and lots of giggles! Enjoy

Can kangaroos swim? Yes, kangaroos are actually excellent swimmers, and they can use their large feet to propel themselves through the water with the help of their large tails. The ability to swim also comes in handy as a form of defence. If under attack, the kangaroo can enter the water, and if the animal is attacking the kangaroo, for example, a dog enters the water, the kangaroo will then try to drown it.

Can kangaroos walk backwards? No, they can't because their large tails get in the way and because of the shape of their feet.

What do kangaroos eat? Kangaroos are herbivores, and they like to chew on grasses, herbs and shrubs. This is also where they get a lot of the water from too.

What do you call a group of kangaroos? A group of kangaroos can be called a mob, troup or a herd.

What do you get when you cross an alien with a kangaroo? A MARS-upial.

What do you get when you cross a kangaroo with a sheep? A woolly jumper.

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What makes the platypus special?

Facts about the platypus

Hey there, join us as we dive deep into the world of the platypus—the strange but oh so cute Australian animal. Enjoy!

Why is the platypus such a weird animal?

The platypus is a mixture of many different animals, and this is what makes it so unique. It's poisonous like a snake, it swims and has webbed feet like a duck, it has fur and a tail like a beaver, it walks close to the ground like a lizard. It is a marsupial that lays eggs, and the only other animal in the world that does this is the echidna.

Does the platypus have teeth?

No, the platypus doesn't have teeth. It moves its bill in a way that allows it to grind its food. It also scoops up rocks and dirt to help it grind down its food as it eats. How clever!

Does the platypus lay eggs?

Yes, the platypus and the echidna are the only two marsupials in the world that lay eggs.

What do you call a group of platypus?

A group of platypus is called a paddle. What do you call a baby platypus? A baby platypus is called a puggle. Such a cute name! Stickers:

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Echidna facts for kids

Echidna facts for kids

Happy Sunday! In today's fun facts we learn about the little Aussie echidna, not to be mistaken for the hedgehog! We hope you enjoy our video. If you have an exciting echidna fact you'd like to share, let us know :) 🦔

Are the echidna and the hedgehog the same animal?

The echidna and hedgehog are often confused for each other. However, there is a big difference between the two. Both are mammals but the echidna is an egg-laying marsupial. The only other egg-laying marsupial is the platypus. The echidna is also native to Australia while the hedgehog can be found around the world.

The echidna's spines (not spikes) protect it from predators.

When a predator approaches the echidna it rolls up into a ball of spines.

Does the echidna have any teeth?

The echidna doesn't haven't any teeth and instead has a very long tongue around 15 cms long. The long, sticky tongue moves quickly in and out to eat ants, insects and larvae.

What do you call a group of echidnas? The collective noun for echidnas is a parade. What do you call a baby echidna? A baby echidna is called a puggle. Stickers:

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Wombat poop and other facts

Fun facts about the wombat

Including wombat poop and other facts.

 

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Are Tasmanian Devils cute or scary?

Fun facts about the Tasmanian Devil

Happy Sunday and ANZAC Day!

In today's #FOCFunFacts we learn about the Tasmanian Devil and find out if they are as scary as their name suggests. We hope you learn something new and have a good laugh with us.

 

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Can cockatoos really talk?

Fun facts about the cockatoo

Join Sam and Luka as they share some fun facts about the classically cute cockatoo and find out if cockatoos really do talk?

 

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3 fun facts about kookaburras

Why do kookaburras laugh?

Join Sam and Luka as they share some fun facts about the Aussie kookaburra!

What is the collective noun for a group of kookaburras?

A group of kookaburras is called a riot.

 

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Who invented the pavlova?

Who invented the Pavlova?

The Kiwis claim that New Zealand did, Aussies reckon it's there's. Both countries love eating this delicious cake around Christmas time topped with yummy summer fruits.⁠

After a lot of research (and not enough cake testing), we decided to give it to our Kiwi neighbours and included the Pavlova card in our Explore New Zealand Flashcard set. ⁠

At least the Aussies have the Lamington, or do we??? 😕⁠
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Ways to learn and play with flashcards and the benefits for kids

Ways to learn and play with flashcards and the benefits for kids

The thrill of travel and different cultures the world has to offer no doubt excites all of us adults and enlightens us on the amazing experiences out there. But what about our children? 
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Australian rainbow lorikeet sticker

Our sweet rainbow lorikeet sticker is a winner, I even have it on my own laptop! This lovely review came from one of our happy Etsy customers. All our sticker orders come with a free thank you postcard too.
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High quality Australian flashcards

Another lovely review to brighten up our day 🤩 We get this type of feedback quite often when people hold our flashcards in their hands. I purposefully wanted our flashcards to be far superior to the flashcards that most people are used to. 
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