Native Fauna

The Spectacled Flying-Fox

The Spectacled Flying-Fox

Home range Only travel 20-30 km from camp to feed. Distribution Coastal Queensland from Tully to the tip of Cape York and islands in Torres Strait. Spectacled flying-foxes are generally found in or around rainforests and sometimes in mangroves associated with black...

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Ornithoptera euphorion, The Cairns birdwing, is a species of birdwing butterfly endemic to Queensland, and is Australia's largest endemic butterfly species. The wingspan can be up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in females, and 12.5 cm (4.9 in) in males. A closely allied species,...

Double-Eyed Fig Parrot

Double-Eyed Fig Parrot

The double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma), also known as the blue-faced fig parrot, red-faced fig parrot, dwarf fig parrot, and the two-eyed fig parrot, primarily inhabits forests on New Guinea and nearby islands, but is also found in isolated communities...

The Uylsses Butterfly

The Uylsses Butterfly

A popular insect of the Australian Wet Tropics, the Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses), has brilliant electric blue upper wings, trimmed in black. It is a large swallowtail species with wingspan of about 10.5 cm (4.1 in), the Ulysses can be seen throughout the region...

The Mahogany Glider

The Mahogany Glider

The mahogany glider (Petaurus gracilis) is an endangered gliding possum native to a small region of coastal Queensland in Australia. Appearance A nocturnal arboreal marsupial, the mahogany glider closely resembles the sugar glider, the squirrel glider and the...

The Southern Cassowary

The Southern Cassowary

The Southern Cassowary is a major draw-card for tourists to Tropical North Queensland.  This ancient creature is a world renowned mascot for our region. Cassowaries are an endangered species.  The small population that remains is struggling to survive.  Lack of...