Australian Lifestyle Things

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No culture is like the other. Every country is different from the others, and Australia is not an exception. There are so many things, that make Australia similar to the other modern countries, as it is the era of globalization. Though, there are some purely Australian things that make this country stand out from the rest. However, here are 3 things that make Australian culture truly unique.

Kangaroo

This animal, as well as many others, is unique to the Australian nature. This is the only animal, that hops and this is the main means of locomotion for them. Their hind legs are much stronger and larger than the front ones (known as forelimbs).

Kangaroo

Based on the recent information published by the San Diego Zoo, they can cover 15 feet 97 m) per single hop and their speed can reach up to 30 mph (48 kph). The cruising speed of kangaroo is 20 mph (32 kph). Also, kangaroo uses its tail as a 5th leg to push off the ground when they move. Kangaroos live in groups and protect each other from danger.

More details: https://www.livescience.com/27400-kangaroos.html

Sheep and sheepskin

Australia today is the largest exporter of sheepskin and products made of it. Based on the information provided by Sheepskin Stock, the number of sheep in Australia in 1991 equaled to 170 million.

sheepskin

As of 2010, the population of sheep has declined to 80 million. As of 2019, Australia exports sheepskin and sheepskin products to 52 countries, including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Germany, India, and many others. 85% of the sheepskin that comes from Australia is of Merino breed.

More details: https://sheepskinstock.com/ugg.html

Emu bird

This is a large flightless bird that is unique to Australia. Though, Animal Corner notes, that certain breeds of Emu bird can be also found in New Guinea.

Emu bird

This is the largest bird in Australia. It can grow up to 6.5 ft (2 meters) in height and weighs around 90 – 95 lbs (40-50 kilograms). It is the second-largest bird in Australia, with the largest one being Ostrich. Overall, Emu resembles Ostrich but has a longer and lower profile.

Check out detailed information about Emu bird at https://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/emu/

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