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Plants and animals

Did you know the saltwater crocodile is the world’s largest reptile? It can grow up to five metres long and weigh up to a tonne.

Flora and fauna

The Kimberley is home to many birds, mammals, reptiles and fish and the coastline is a major breeding grounds for humpback whales. It is also one of the few places in the world where boab trees grow naturally.

Animals introduced from overseas have had a negative impact on the landscape.

Click on the photos below for more information

  • Colour photograph of six boab trees on a grassy plain.
    Boab trees
  • A white bird stands in shallow water near a sandy bank, where two crocodiles lie. High rock walls rise in the distance.
    Birds
  • Colour photograph showing the side profile of a crocodile's head. Its mouth is open, revealing two rows of sharp teeth.
    Crocodiles
  • Colour photograph of a dugong grazing on sea grass. Several small fish are also visible.
    Dugongs
  • Colour photograph of six cows grazing in scrub.
    Introduced species

 

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