The Blue Mountains has got no shortage of wildlife – it is home to over 400 different species, many of which are classified as declining or threatened.
Kangaroos and Wallabies
Kangaroos are plentiful in the Blue Mountains. Around dusk you will find them gather on paddocks and other open spaces – seemingly waiting to see you. Roos can also be found in valleys but may be a bit more difficult to spot.
Although a lot more common in Queensland, Koalas are also not a rare sight in the Blue Mountains. You can find them sitting in their beloved Eucalyptus Trees, generally sleeping. This results of the little nutrition that they consume throughout the day – they are simply conserving energy. A photo with a Koala brightens up most of us, so be sure to look out for them.
The Echidna can be found at many places in the Blue Mountains. Covered with spines, it digs deep into the ground to seek food and shelter. Echidnas are, together with Platypus, the only egg-laying mammals. Termites are their food of choice, so have a look around rotten logs when you are exploring the wilderness.
Threatened and Endangered species
Australia’s diverse and unique environment has given flora and fauna a ground to evolve its own unique species. The Blue Mountains is also home to a lot of threatened and endangered species.
Animals like the Copper Butterfly or the Blue Mountains Water Skink are only found here.