Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Western Australia has more than its fair share of unusual native animals, some of which are threatened.

These profiles provide information about some of these animals and ways the department is helping to protect them against feral predators and other threats.

These profiles might also help people identify species in places that were previously unknown. You can help us with this—send in a photo and a standard report form if you see any of these animals.

Note that the conservation status may have changed as species recover from their threatened status as a result of Western Shield and similar programs.

  • jurien sea lions kev crane
    Jurien Bay sea lions. Photo © Kevin Crane
  • Northern quoll
    Northern quoll 
    Photo © B & B Wells/Parks and Wildlife
  • Gould's goanna
    Gould's goanna 
    Photo © B & B Wells/Parks and Wildlife

Birds

Mammals

Reptiles

This information is provided through a collaboration between the department and Edith Cowan University's Centre for Ecosystem Management. Some maps reprinted with acknowledgement: N.L. McKenzie, A.A. Burbidge, A. Baynes and others. Clarification of text made with the assistance of A.A. Burbidge, P. Mawson, K.D. Morris, and P. Orel

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wildcare helpline

Wildcare Helpline

The Wildcare Helpline is a telephone referral service.

The helpline provides a service for members of the public who find sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife and are seeking advice on how to find care for the animal. View the Wildcare Helpline page for more information.

If you've found injured wildlife please call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

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