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Kangaroo Island General: 14 reviews and 18 photos

by Diceman_

Favorite thing: One thing about Kangaroo Island I found interesting was that the insects were different from the mainland. The main insect at the place I stayed at in Penneshaw was probably filling the evolutionary niche of the cockroach (see picture). There were beetles that from the top looked like a oval upturned leaf, and at Cape Gantheume Wilderness Protection Area a christmas-beetle coloured variety of fly.

There were weeds which smelled like burning rubber if disturbed, and ones which grow a few meters high if left alone (see picture).

Animals that aren't unique to Kangaroo Island but are uncommon elsewhere in the region are Wallabies, Penguins, Echidnas, Sea Lions and Platypus.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2005
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