Numbat by Mark_Coates, via Flickr. The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Once widespread across southern Australia, its range is now restricted to several small colonies, and it is listed as an endangered species. Family: Myrmecobiidae

Numbat by Mark Coates. I had never even heard of a numbat before. Myrmecobius fasciatus, the numbat is a marsupial anteater from southern Australia.

Path to Wombat Pool, Cradle mountain, Tasmania, AUS

Path to Wombat Pool, Cradle mountain, Tasmania, AUS Loved the walking tracks.

Path to Wombat Pool, Cradle mountain, Tasmania, AUS

Path to Wombat Pool, Cradle mountain, Tasmania, AUS Loved the walking tracks.

Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania, Australia

Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania, Australia set in lush wilderness, a great getaway.

12-week-old spotted quolls. Rather than posing for a nice family photo, the naughty siblings seemed more eager to land a paw on one another. Despite their small stature the carnivores, who are a lesser known cousin of the Tasmanian Devil, are aggressive by nature and are inclined to attack whatever crosses their path - even if that is a sibling. Quoll numbers in Australia had dwindled due to habitat destruction, poisoning and foxes and cats attacking and spreading diseases. Picture: Jay Town

Pictures of the day: 7 October 2013

BABY TIGER QUOLLS The quoll is a carnivorous marsupial native to mainland Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania. It is primarily nocturnal and spends most.

Tasmanian Tiger

Thylacine family at Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart, 1910 Beautiful photo of the now sadly extinct Thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tiger). Picture shows the family of Thylache at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Source:.


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