Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names

You have almost definitely heard of the dingoes to be found on Fraser Island. These caninines are some of the famous in the world. But did you know the world's largest sand island, known as K'Gari to the local indigenos people, is also home to a myriad of other species?

Our team of DQ experts have compiled a list with the help of our children. They insist we didn't get the names correct, so we compromised and included both on our list. 

Read on to discover Fraser Island's wildlife and the wacky names they've been given by the Discover Queensland team's little people. 

1. Echinda (Spikey Pillow) 
The Fraser Island Echindna | Image by @kingfisherbayresort | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover QueenslandThe Fraser Island Echindna | Image by @kingfisherbayresort

2. Sand Monitor (Mini Dragon) 
Sand Monitor | Image by @hnnshrmngr! via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover QueenslandSand Monitor | Image by @hnnshrmngr! via Instagram

3. Falcon (Flying Mouse Trap)
Sand Monitor | Image by @hnnshrmngr! via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover QueenslandSand Monitor | Image by @hnnshrmngr! via Instagram

4. Kookaburra (Chatterbox)
Kookaburra by @justin_cooper73 via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Kookaburra by @justin_cooper73 via Instagram

5. Blue Angel / Sea Slug (Blue Gooby) 
Blue Angel aka Sea Slug | Image by @salroberts via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Blue Angel aka Sea Slug | Image by @salroberts via Instagram

6. Solider Crab (Spikey Legs)
Solider Crab | Image by @bianalovelace87 via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover QueenslandSolider Crab | Image by @bianalovelace87 via Instagram

7. Turtle (Snappy Sandra)
Turtle by | Image by @photosbyabf via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Turtle by | Image by @photosbyabf via Instagram

8. Rays (Flappy Fish)
Rays | Image by @sylvainhauser via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Rays | Image by @sylvainhauser via Instagram

9. Blue Button Jelly Fish (Jiggly Octopus)
Blue Button Jelly Fish | Image by @darcnett via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover QueenslandBlue Button Jelly Fish | Image by @darcnett via Instagram

10. Rainbow Lorikeets (Colour Chirpies)
Rainbow Lorikeet's | Image by @kingfisherbayresort via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Rainbow Lorikeet's | Image by @kingfisherbayresort via Instagram

11. Dingoes (Wild Floofs)
Dingoes by @gregorsnell via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland Dingoes | Image by @gregorsnell via Instagram

A Very Rare Mermaid. 
A rare mermaid sighting Image by @__moniqueb__ via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland A rare mermaid sighting Image by @__moniqueb__ via Instagram

An Even Rare-er Sandman. 
A rare Sandman | Image by @kingfisherbayresort via Instagram | Fraser Island's Wildlife + Bonus Wacky Names | Discover Queensland A rare Sandman | Image by @kingfisherbayresort via Instagram


See these fantastic creatures in person, call us on 1300 788 553, or see our Fraser Island accommodation! 

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