What Animals Will I See on Kangaroo Island
By Thomas Nisbet
Some human beings might go into temporary hibernation during winter but the wildlife does not.
This is a great time to catch sight of camera-shy echidnas that are mating during this period. Meanwhile, Kangaroos and Tammar Wallabies are busy giving birth, so keep an eye out for young joeys – many are still in the pouch. The skies are also full of activity as Double-banded plovers arrive from New Zealand, Black swans build their nests and Glossy Black cockatoos raise their young in hollow logs.
Winter also brings good catches of whiting - look out for them on restaurant menus and at local fish shops. And if you are lucky, you might catch sight of a Southern Right Whale. While the mainland shivers through winter, Kangaroo Island’s climate is surprisingly benign, with plenty of sunny days, a good show of native wildlife and even fewer cars on the road. Come and see for yourself.
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