Marina Wieneke
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Greater Bilby, Australia

Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is an underground dwelling marsupial with a backward-facing pouch to keep dirt and debris out. It is also referred to as the dalgyte, pinkie, or "rabbit-eared bandicoot". Bilbies live in arid areas of central Australia.

The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is an a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as a endangered species,  there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'. http://pinterest.com/pin/2814818487278744/ Photo: Qld Parks and Wildlife #Bilby #Australia

The Bilby: Not a rabbit, the very cute bilby is a nocturnal, burrowing marsupial which lives in dry areas of central Australia. Recognized as an endangered species, there has been success in rallying recovery by promoting the 'Easter Bilby'.

Bilby. Fell in love with these in the early 80s, they were endangered then.

Bilbies are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. Before European colonisation of Australia, there were two species. One became extinct in the the other survives but remains endangered.