Invasive Cane Toad:
The cane toad was originally from Hawaii, yet was purposefully introduced to Australia in an attempt to control the native grey-backed cane beetle.
Invasive European Rabbit:
The European rabbit was introduced to Australia when Europeans first settled in Australia as a source of meat. They've now become a serious pest and have caused great damage to crops.
The Malleefowl is endangered because they are vulnerable to foxes due to being ground dwellers (I in HIPPCO), climate change is causing more droughts to occur and they do not breed during extreme droughts (C in HIPPCO), and loss of habitat due to land clearings (H in HIPPCO).
Endangered Mallee Emu-Wren:
The amount of Emu-Wren in the Mallee region have greatly shrunk over the past few years due to fires destroying their limited habitat (H in HIPPCO).
The puma will kill and eat any small to medium sized animal. In the Chaparral this is useful for they can adapt and eat plenty of insects, birds, or mice.
When winter comes around and temperatures drop, the Jackal grows a thick coat of hair to stay warm. However, when temperatures are extremely high, the Jackal stays cool with a thin coat.
The Jackrabbits huge ears regulate its body heat by increasing and decreasing the blood flow through its ears. This allows it to survive the extreme heat and cold nights.
The common sagebrush survives in the Chaparral's dry environments by using it's deep roots to find water and absorbs water with shallow roots when it does rain.
The Torrey Pine has wood that does not burn very easily, which allows it to survive any heat fires that may occur from the scorching weather.
The Fairy Duster flower is made up of four pairs of 1/4 inch leaves, which allows it to survive the warm summers with very little water for they store it in their thick leaves.