Fauna of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Over 260 species of animals have been found across the wide range of habitats in UKTNP. While this is a great diversity, it is far fewer than were present before European settlement of the Australian mainland. Of the 46 mammal species known to have lived in the park, for example, only 21 are still recorded. Many of these creatures are rare, endemic or endangered.
This topic aims to provide you with an overview of the fauna in the park, as well as providing information about the Mala reintroduction program for this locally extinct species.
Visitors should also be aware that it is part of the lease agreement that Anangu continue to utilise wildlife, as they have done for all time.
What might appear cute and cuddly to European eyes is a moving feast for Anangu tjuta.
The additional readings in the right-hand column are for those who would like to know more about this topic.