The subspecies found here, Kangaroo Island kangaroos, is quite short and stocky, and usually has chocolatey brown fur. They are nocturnal animals, and during the daytimes will usually be catching some Zs under vegetation. In the early mornings and late afternoons they will sometimes be out and about grazing, but you’re advised not get too close because the adults, especially males, can be aggressive.
Where to see them: Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Conservation Park, Lathami Conservation Park.
Tammar wallabies are far smaller than kangaroos, their marsupial cousins. They are also quite timid, and nocturnal.
Where to see them: Kelly Hill Conservation Park, Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay.
Commercial sealing nearly wiped out New Zealand fur seals, but on Kangaroo Island at least they are now doing pretty well. They have a healthy appetite for fish, hence why many fishermen have a strong dislike for them, and are also partial to the odd penguin. Despite their bloodthirstiness, however, a baby seal is close to being the cutest animal in the world.
Where to see them: Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park, Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park.
Adult sea lions will often spend up to three days non-stop fishing before returning for a well-earned rest on the beach at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and after all that effort, if they had a Netflix subscription you can bet they’d barely move. Watchers are asked to be discreet so as not to disturb their rest. The reef-enclosed bay is ideal for pups learning to swim; November to January is the best time to see them.
Where to see them: Seal Bay Conservation Park.