The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) has become an iconic Australian animal, although it is not a native species of Australia. Dingos are an ancestor of the Asiatic wolf and were brought to Australia with visiting seafarers 5000 years ago. Link to this post!
Cassowaries are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and north-eastern Australia. They are distinctive, beautiful birds with black plumage, with bright blue to purple necks, red wattles and amber coloured eyes. Link to this post!