Western Australia, in particular the Coral Coast, has more than its fair share of unusual native animals, some of which are threatened or endangered.
One of the major factors contributing to the UNESCO World Heritage status of Shark Bay and Ningaloo is the presence of wildlife; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and invertebrates. But it’s not just these two areas, our marine parks and national parks are teaming with wildlife, during the day and at night.
The Coral Coast is a safe haven for some of the world’s most endangered species, including the loggerhead turtle, green turtle, dugong and four mammal species not found in the wild anywhere else.
MANTA RAYS Year round Best spot Coral Bay
ORCAS July – October Best spot Exmouth
DINGO Year round Best spot Cape Range National Park
BLACK FOOTED ROCK WALLABIES Year round Best spot Cape Range National Park