SPECIES - ANiMOZ - Fight for Survival


The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!

The World of ANiMOZ is full of amazing animals with incredible Powers, and part of your job as a Ranger is to know each of the critters in your ANiOME. Without knowing what threatens them, how can you protect them? Without understanding their Powers and what they can overcome, you won't know the best moments in the Ultimate Ranger Gameplay to let them shine!

Read below to learn more about each of these stunning species, with new ones added regularly - so keep checking back!


“From flowering plant to the bark of a tree, ACANTHA is careful not to be caught too long in the open. For in the open, where the Wing species fly, lies danger. Using Mimic, he can confuse them by the startling presence of eyespots on his wings. But predators are not his major concern: Humans are poisoning the crops ACANTHA calls home! The nectar that once sustained him now greets him with death. And if they’re not being poisoned, the fields often disappear under buildings! ACANTHA can help a Ranger in floods and droughts, and as a BASE species is a critical part of your ecosystem. But beware - he is small and Rare, and may need early protection.”

ANiMOZ #404


Common name: Eastern ringed xenica

Taxonomy: Geitoneura acantha

Powers: Mimic | Morph

Weaknesses: Poison | OMNi

Level: BASE | Form: POLLINATOR | Status: RARE | BiOME: SCRUB + Coast

Overcomes: Flood | Drought

Size: 4cm | <1gm

Notes: Eats nectar | Diurnal | Found across South Eastern Australia

The Eastern ringed xenica (Geitonerua acantha) is ACANTHA - a Base species with a wingspan of 4cm, weighing less than 1gm! Her length may be increased by tails on her hind wings. Before their Morph power begins, they exist as caterpillars that feed on grass and leaves. Once morphed, they find flowers rich in nectar and - importantly for a Ranger’s ecosystem - they are a Pollinator form. To find a wild ACANTHA you’ll need to look in the scrubland of south eastern Australia during summer and autumn. But as a Rare ANiMOZ species, finding one will take a skilled Ranger with a bit of luck on their side!


“A specialised snout pokes out from a burrow. It is dawn, and with the heat not far away ACU must venture out now to find her favourite food: a mound of UST. She mustn’t be caught in the heat - without sweat glands, there is no way to keep her body cool. But she does have Powers to help her survive: ACU’s Electreception gives her a clear sense of surroundings and prey; Her claws, as sharp as knives, help her demolish termite mounds and to burrow with rapid speed to protect the soft belly; She can swim and slow her heartrate to survive floods; She can deal with high levels of carbon dioxide and a lack of oxygen underground and during bushfires; She can turn into a bristling ball of spikes to avoid predation from above. But puggles have no spikes, and if MENGDEN discovers the burrow whilst mum is away then danger is nigh...”

ANiMOZ #100

Code: ACU

Common name: Short-beaked echidna

Taxonomy: Tachyglossus aculeatus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: COMMON | BiOME: SCRUB + Forest

Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought

Powers: Electreception | WiNG

Weaknesses: SPEED | Heat

Size: 45cm | 7kg

Notes: Eats UST | Diurnal/Crepuscular | Found across Australia

The Short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is ACU - a Carn species found across Australia. Able to defend himself, and survive fires, floods and droughts, ACU is a strong, common species that many Rangers will find important in protecting and building their ecosystems as he is a WILDCARD species! He grows up to almost half a metre long, and can weigh 7kg! Their young are called puggles, and are laid in eggs despite being mammals: that makes ACU one of just two existing Australian monotremes.


“Electrical currents coming from the riverbed tell ANATi that ENSiS is nearby. With his webbed feet providing force against the water, he dives and swims just above the soil, beak moving back and forth. He has left his den, the entrance half-submerged in the flowing waters, which angles upwards to keep his home dry. He has confidence in being out in the open: he’s too big for most of the predators here, and his venomous spur can keep some of the others at bay. Still, he is shy. And any movement above sends him hurtling back under the surface: there’s really no point risking exposure to AUDAX or STREN! Spying DESTRUCTOR crawling out of a hole, ANATi arrows across, beak shimmering in the dappled light...”

ANiMOZ #106

Code: ANATi

Common name: Platypus

Taxonomy: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Level: CARN | Form: DEFEND | Status: RARE

BiOME: RIVER + Forest + Mountain

Overcomes: Fire | Flood



Size: 50cm | 2kg

Notes: Eats DESTRUCTOR/ENSiS | Found in Eastern Australia

The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is ANATi - a CARN species found amongst the shallow waterways of Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Rangers will value her ability to defend herself from predators, and in a Clash her broad BiOME range comes in handy! But whilst males have Venom power from a spur on the hind foot, ANATi is also in danger from venomous predators like RiACU. Active at any time, ANATi can be seen in rivers and streams by Rangers that tread lightly and avoid startling her. But she is shy, and only a lucky few get to see her in the wild. Along with ACU, she is one of two Australian monotremes.


“There is little noise aside from the crashing waves near this coastal woodland, and all is still apart from the flutter of birds. Having not moved from under this pile of leaves in over a day, ANTAR is showing extreme patience as she awaits the perfect moment to strike. With just the tip of her tail sticking out, her Leaf N Lure Power is working its magic. Wing species, seeing this tasty snack wiggling about on the forest floor, are coming closer and closer. Finally, one can no longer resist. EXiMi swoops in to grab lunch, but the leaves explode and ANTAR’s big, arrow-like head opens and grabs hold of her prey. Her Muscle Lock Power kicks in, and she begins her feast...”

ANiMOZ #110


Common name: Common Death Adder

Taxonomy: Acanthophis antarcticus

Level: CARN | Form: VENOM | Status: COMMON

BiOME: COAST + Scrub

Overcomes: Drought


Weaknesses: WING

Size: 1m | 3kg

Notes: Eats CARN/OMNI/HERB | Found across North, East and SE Coastal Australia

The Common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) is ANTAR - a Carn species specialising in deception, and with one of the deadliest bites in the world! His venom locks the muscles of his prey and shuts down their respiratory system. But it takes energy to produce this amazing venom, so some bites may just be for warning. But with the longest fangs of any ANiMOZ Venom creature, that’s still a dangerous weapon! Rangers must be wary of invasive species, for one in particular is wreaking havoc on ANTAR’s population. Still, they are important parts of your Coast BiOME, being stronger than Predator forms due to their venom.


“Wind whistles over her streamlined feathers as AUDAX soars thousands of metres above the ground. Up here, in the warm breeze, she can wait for her unrivalled vision to find her prey amongst the grass. Almost anything is available to her, with her massive size and huge talons meaning few creatures can escape. Her Electrovision lets her see outside the normal bands of light, perhaps sensing the nervous system of hidden critters, as she uses Soar to remain aloft for hours on end. Lately, though, she has been troubled by her conspecifics falling dead after scavenging meat on the ground: Poison from the humans finds its way into their bodies. She must be careful. But for now, she returns her attention to a blur of movement on the hillside, readying herself for the deadly dive down...”

ANiMOZ #005


Common name: Wedge-tailed Eagle

Taxonomy: Aquila audax

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: COMMON


Overcomes: Fire | Flood | Drought | Persecution


Weaknesses: POISON

Size: 3m | 6kg

Notes: Eats CARN, OMNI, HERB | Diurnal | Found across Australia

The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax) is AUDAX - a WILDCARD species of the Mountain BiOME. With wings reaching over 3 metres in length carrying him some 2 kilometres into the sky, few prey can escape. Rangers will find AUDAX important for building their Ecosystem, as he can live anywhere, and when it comes to Clash it is a brave species that goes up against him! AUDAX will find the tallest tree in the area on which to build his nest and survey the scene, and when on the hunt can bring down an adult RUFUS! With eyesight extending into ultraviolet bands, and muscles that can lift 50% of his own bodyweight, AUDAX is the 6 kilogram Apex Predator that all Rangers may need if they wish to build a full Sanctuary and a Healthy Ecosystem!


“There is a salty tang to the air as BOMBi starts his morning rounds. Living along the eastern Coast makes that common, but it’s not the ocean he is interested in. His TUBE ATTACK helps him fulfil his primary Superpower: GARDENER, as he plays a critical role in this seaside BiOME. BOMBi is a Pollinator, helping native flowers to be fertilised whilst feeding himself at the same time. But danger is nearby, as a swarm of SUCHi approach! He quickly hovers above the petals he was poised upon, and makes his getaway...”

ANiMOZ #405

Code: BOMBi

Common name: Teddy bear bee

Taxonomy: Amegilla bombiformis

Level: BASE | Form: Pollinator | Status: Infrequent

BiOME: Coast

Overcomes: Flood | Drought | Persecution


Weaknesses: SUCHi | POISON

Size: 1.2cm | <1gm

Notes: Eats pollen | Diurnal | Found across Eastern Australia

The Teddy bear bee (Amegilla bombiformis) is BOMBi - a Pollinator species found along the coasts of Eastern Australia. Whilst small in stature, like many BASE species he will become more important to Rangers as they build their own ANiOME. Not only do these make your Ecosystem more valuable on their own; when three or more Pollinators are together they are worth even more! BOMBi is just 1.2cm long and weighs less than 1gm, making him susceptible to SUCHi’s SWARM Power, so beware of ants in a Clash! Whilst pesticides are a huge danger to his species, BOMBi can live alongside humans, making him a vital part of overcoming the Persecution Danger.


“A trickle of water is all that smothers the birdsong in this crisp Mountain dawn, 1300m above sea level in a muddy bog. Other creatures are slowly waking and venturing out from their logs and burrows. Croaking starts to sound over the grasses, and BOREE joins in with his notable ‘SQUELCH’! He has adapted to a life void of fear, for although he can fall prey to FERA and some other Predators, his VENOM Superpower helps keep him safe. His real threat comes from something unseen; a disease striking at species like his. This is made worse as BOREE loses his home to human encroachment. He sounds his call, hoping a female BOREE will hear him. They are Critically Endangered, so every chance to grow the population is important…”

ANiMOZ #200


Common name: Southern corroboree frog 

Taxonomy: Pseudophryne corroboree

Level: OMNI | Form: Flee | Status: Highly Rare

BiOME: Mountain | Forest | River

Overcomes: Flood


Weaknesses: DISEASE | FERA

Size: 3cm | <10gm

Notes: Eats BASE | Crepuscular | Found in NSW

The Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree) is BOREE- an OMNI species from the Mountain BiOME. As a Highly Rare animal, Rangers will need to keep her safe in their sanctuary, for although her VENOM may aid her in a Clash, her small size makes her safer kept close at hand. Whilst BOREE can survive in Forest and River BiOMEs, this is more potential than fact, for her populations have plummeted to the point where she is only found in a small stretch of bog in the mountains of New South Wales.


“A loud drop hits the leaf in front of him; BOYDii flinches, his attention having been on a tasty-looking insect hovering nearby. Whilst preparing to make his move and have an early dinner, he hears the telltale shriek of a WING species above him. Without hesitation, he fires up his TREEVOLVE Power, spinning round the wide trunk upon which he sat, out of sight of the piercing eyes above...”

ANiMOZ #204

Code: BOYDii

Common name: Boyd’s forest dragon 

Taxonomy: Lophosaurus boydii

Level: OMNI | Form: Flee | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Forest

Overcomes: Flood



Size: 48cm | 150gm

Notes: Eats BASE/Plants | Diurnal | Found in NE Australia

The Boyd’s forest dragon (Lophosaurus boydii) is BOYDii - an OMNI species from the wet Forests of north eastern Australia. Whilst small in stature, her Superpowers give her incredible advantage over those who would have her for prey. Her THERMOCONFORM also helps her stay warm in winter, and cool in summer! Rangers may find her most useful to build a Healthy Ecosystem around, as in the face of dangers and Clashes, BOYDii is vulnerable.


“The seaweed sways gently in the dappled sunlight of the shallow waters. Coast creatures dart in and out of the refuge, some hunting prey, others searching for mates. In amongst the grasses sits a stationary EQUES, using her Invisibility and Fincrypsis Powers to go unnoticed. She has just laid eggs and left them with a male, and must now be shortly on her way to find food. But the further she ventures from this camouflaged home, the weaker her Invisibility becomes - and the dark waters of the Ocean hold terrifying animals of the deep...”

ANiMOZ #109


Common name: Leafy seadragon

Taxonomy: Phycodurus eques

Level: Carn | Form: Defend | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Coast

Overcomes: Fire/Flood/Drought

Powers: Invisibility | Fincrypsis

Weaknesses: Speed | Rigidity

Size: 24cm | <10gm

Notes: Eats BASE species | Found in southern Australian waters

The Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) is EQUES. He is a Carn species, but due to his size may not be particularly helpful for Rangers during a Clash. Rather, he is an important part of your Overcome strategy, coming to the aid of species facing Fire, Flood or Drought. His Speed and lack of Flexibility makes him a tasty snack for faster predators, but using his particularly impressive Fincrypsis power helps him to hide from all but the most adept hunters.


“It is in the heat of the day that GANDJii looks down into the plunge pool that surrounds his sunbaking rock. Deep in the heart of Australia’s Arnhem Land, there are reddish sandstone banks all around him. Having not eaten for a while, it’s time to dive back in and find those tasty plants along the rocky bottom. But he must be careful - STONi lurks nearby, and may be looking for a midday snack.”

ANiMOZ #308

Code: GANDJii

Common name: Sandstone snake-necked turtle

Taxonomy: Chelodina burrungandjii

Level: HERB | Form: DEFEND | Status: INFREQUENT


Overcomes: Fire | Flood


Weaknesses: STONi | Distance

Size: 26cm | 1kg

Notes: Eats underwater plants | Active at all times | Lives in Arnhem land, north Australia.

The Sandstone snake-necked turtle (Chelodina burrungangjii) is GANDJii - a Herb species that can defend herself with a quick flash of her Neckstend power to nip a dangerous foe. But she can also Collapse into her shell, avoiding all but the worst jaws in the waterways of her home. Rangers will need to keep her close when trying to build a Healthy River Ecosystem, but look out for STONi in a Clash; she doesn’t stand a chance! If you need to overcome Fire of Flood, however, GANDJii may come to the rescue.


“Ripples barely touch the surface of this murky waterway as a huge shadow moves along the floor. Using her massive saw to scuttle DESTRUCTOR from his hiding place, MiCRODON’s Saw Attack leaves little in its wake. She has crossed the Ocean to be here for the warmer months, as one of her weaknesses is a rapid drop in water temperature. She has entered this River via a tributary from the Coast, and is on the hunt for her prey...”

ANiMOZ #107


Common name: Largetooth sawfish

Taxonomy: Pristis microdon

Level: Carn | Form: Defend | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: River + Coast

Overcomes: Fire/Flood


Weaknesses: Tempdrop | STONi

Size: 7m | 600kg

Notes: Eats BASE species | Active all day | Found in north Australian waters

The Largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon) is MiCRODON - a rarely-seen Carn species who can travel vast distances to the best feeding grounds, for different seasons. His size will help him in many Clashes, but as a Ranger you need to be sure he won’t come up against STONi - one of the few who can bring even the young MiCRODON down - or PEELi, who is too big for MiCRODON to feast on; He can only eat prey smaller than his mouth! So, despite his size, he has a similar diet to ANATi, with small River species his preference.


“RiACU raises her head from the warm rock upon which she has rested all afternoon. A slight breeze has slipped across her tail, moving up the mountain. Sensing a cool change, she uses her THERMOREGULATION Power to maximise the last of the sun's rays, but she must be wary: Apex Wing species like AUDAX are never far away. Whilst she can be active during daylight or night, it is becoming cold: better to find a hollow to rest in until the morning.

ANiMOZ #105

Code: RiACU

Common name: Red-bellied black snake

Taxonomy: Pseudechis porphyriacus

Level: CARN | Form: Venom | Status: Common | BiOME: Mountain + Scrub + Coast

Overcomes: Flood

Powers: Submersion | Thermoregulation

Weaknesses: Cannibalism | APEX-WING

Size: 2.5m | 2kg^

Notes: Eats OMNI | Diurnal | Found across south and eastern Australia

The Red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) is RiACU - a Carn Venom species from the Mountain BiOME. Whilst he will not overcome many of the dangers for a Ranger, he holds his own in a Clash, with his Venom lethal to many creatures - including Predators! Just be sure to keep him safe from Apex-Wing species, who will be his automatic downfall.

“Deep in the dark of the forest under a starlit night sky, RiNU emerges from a hollow log. Wind whispers through the grass - everything else is silent. She’s aware that dangers are everywhere, but as an Apex predator she must find food. Her night vision and teeth attack mean that only HARRiSii is an immediate problem, but she must also contend with a habitat getting smaller and smaller as more of the humans build houses and roads...”

ANiMOZ #001

Code: RiNU

Common name: Eastern quoll

Taxonomy: Dasyurus viverrinus

Level: APEX | Form: PREDATOR | Status: HIGHLY RARE

BiOME: Forest + Scrub

Overcomes: Flood


Weaknesses: HARRiSii | APEX-WING

Size: 70cm | 1.2kg

Notes: Eats Omni, Herb, Base | Nocturnal | Found in Tasmania/Reintroduced in southern NSW

The Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) is RiNU - an APEX Predator from the Forest BiOME. At just 70cm long, some Rangers may underestimate RiNU - but her prey certainly doesn’t! With a vicious hunting ability, she can use her superior vision at night along with her Treeclimb power to surprise ANiMOZ critters of varying sizes. But in a Clash, Rangers must try to avoid RiNU coming across HARRiSii or an APEX-WING species. As a Highly Rare creature, she is a critical part of any Forest Ranger’s Sanctuary, but you may have to decide between an important, Rare species in there or a powerful Apex predator in a Clash!


“RUFUS surveys his surroundings. Rich, red sand stretches into the horizon, and the shade he now stands in offers just a little relief from the scorching sun. He has used his WRESTLE Power to rid himself of a competitor, but he is alert - iNGO is always on the prowl, and she comes in packs. Whilst he - as a big male - may not be a target, his nearby females with joeys in pouch are not so safe...”

ANiMOZ #306


Common name: Red kangaroo

Taxonomy: Macropus rufus

Level: Herb | Form: Flee | Status: Common | BiOME: Desert + Scrub

Overcomes: Fire


Weaknesses: iNGO

Size: 2.1m | 91kg

Notes: Eats grass and shrubs | Crepuscular | Found across inland Australia

The Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is RUFUS - a Herb species from the Desert. Whilst a lower trophic level, Rangers may find RUFUS beneficial in late-game Clashes, due to her size and ability to survive in more than one habitat. Despite surviving on a plant diet, she is one of the heaviest land mammals in Australia, and her Elastaleg power is the most efficient evolution of movement known amongst mammals (as well as landing a hefty kick!).


“It is breeding season in the rainforest, and TORO listens attentively to the loud, repeated trills coming from males close by. But her attention is suddenly swayed by a movement among the moist mud along the riverbank, over which she is perched: a small sight of scales, giving away its position. In a swift flurry, TORO’s bright yellow head streaks through the air, down, to execute her Sally-pounce Power and take the wriggling prey back up to the branch. After a feed, perhaps she can listen once again for a suitable mate.”

ANiMOZ #108

Code: TORO

Common name: Yellow-billed kingfisher | Taxonomy: Syma torotoro

Level: CARN | Form: FLEE | Status: INFREQUENT


Overcomes: Flood

Powers: Sally-pounce | Water skim


Size: 20cm | 43gm

Notes: Eats Carn, Herb and Base species | Also frequents Scrub BiOME | North-east Australia

The Yellow-billed kingfisher (Syma torotoro) is TORO - a Carn species of the River BiOME. Whilst equally happy in Scrub, Rangers will see that his Secondary BiOME for use in gameplay is Sky, as that is where you may find him. Look out for Apex predators higher-up in the Sky, or for slithery-friends waiting in the branches, as these see him lose in a Clash. But if you’re looking to overcome a Flood, TORO may be your friend.


“A shimmering green merges with the bright, wet leaves of the forest. With head raised, ViRiD waits patiently for her prey to look away, before striking! Aside from a brief squawk, the kill is silent, and she firmly wraps her body around her meal. Her CONSTRICTION Power makes this an easy victory, and as a Predator with few creatures capable of spotting her amongst the treetops, she can safely enjoy her success...”


ANiMOZ #101

Code: ViRiD

Common name: Green tree python

Taxonomy: Morelia viridis

Level: Carn | Form: Predator | Status: Infrequent | BiOME: Forest

Overcomes: Drought | Flood

Powers: Accordistrike | Constriction

Weaknesses: WING

Size: 2m | 1.6kg^

Notes: Eats HERB | Nocturnal | Found in north east Australia

The Green tree python (Morelia viridis) is ViRiD - a Carn Predator species from the Forest BiOME. As with many tree-dwelling Forest creatures, he can help a Ranger overcome Droughts and Floods, and as with many Predators he will hold his own in many a Clash. But beware: despite his food consisting of some smaller Wing species, many will be too agile or even dangerous for him, so you must avoid them in a Clash!



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(Varanus giganteus)


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(Platycercus eximius)


(Eurycnema goliath)


(Pseudomys hermannsburgensis)


(Sarcophilus harrisii)


(Moloch horridus)


(Canis lupus dingo)


(Selenocosmia stirlingi)


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(Pseudonaja mengdeni)


(Ardea alba modesta)


(Phyllium monteithi)


(Dacelo novaeguineae)


(Triaenodon obesus)


(Burramys parvus)


(Maccullochella peelii)


(Ptiloris victoriae)


(Iridomyrmex purpureus)


(Myrmecobius fasciatus)


(Crocodylus johnstoni)


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