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
Residents and visitors are urged to avoid feeding wildlife. The Coral Coast has a diverse array of incredible wildlife that community members and visitors are lucky enough to see regularly. With so many different wild animals comes great responsibility to ensure that these wild animals remain wild.
For the safety of all please:
- Do not encourage wildlife by providing food and water.
- Do not approach or interact with dingoes – they are wild animals and generally very shy.
- If you see hurt or injuried wildlife, please make contact with Parks & Wildlife, contact details are available on our Emergency Services page