Wildlife



Updated 14/9/17

This fellow was spotted on 10 Sept wandering along the track by the top gate. Tell us if you see him (her?) again!

Striped skink (Ctenotus robustus) are common on the rocky slopes.



Mount Elephant is not all hills and views. The wooded area of the eastern foothills host plenty of wildlife. The shy fellow on the right is sitting between the 2  trees with the thickest trunks in the photo on the left. I did not disturb them, but I think it is a mother and joey.

Check out other photos in the photo gallery. Or send us some that you took on the mount.

Wildlife is returning along with the revegetation.
Species must be mobile or able to survive on rainfall alone.

Pest species include rabbits, foxes, (cats?), mice,

Returning species include mountain grey kangaroo, black wallaby, many insects (to be listed),


Adult female Wanderer Butterfly



An interesting visitor is the Wanderer butterfly. It migrates vast distances and feeds on Mount Elephant  on a local "swan plant" weed.
Click here for a description. and click here for a more exciting Museum Victoria description. And click here.for a video

the bird list by Chris Lindorf in 2008.is temporarily unavailable.

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