What am I?
I am only 40cm long
I eat around 20 000 termites a day
I am only found in Western Australia
I am a NUMBAT!
(Photo taken from: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-03/numbat-population-grows-after-wa-breeding-program/8410856)
Numbat’s used to inhabit the southern part of Australia, including Western Australia, South Australia and parts of New South Wales but now they are only found naturally in pockets of South Western Australia.
Key reasons as to why these cute banded animals are endangered is because of cats, foxes and loss of habitat due to land clearing for mining and farming.
There are currently only around 1000 numbats left in Australia.
So how can you make a difference for these diurnal marsupials?
Read a book – Rufus the Numbat is a fun filled read!
Check out project numbat and the great kids activities online
See how fences are keeping away cats and foxes
Keep your cat inside – see what PETA says about this.
Check out what FAME are doing for these animals