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young adult numbats - the NUMBAT. These endangered little marsupials are Australian and useful (they eat as many as 20,000 termites per day!), and they are also known as Walpurti.

Your New Favorite Animal: Numbats!

The numbat, also known as the banded anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites

The Numbat

Numbats are insectivores and eat an exclusive diet of termites. An adult numbat requires up to termites each day. The only marsupial fully active by day, the numbat spends most of its time searching for termites.

numbat, also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Wikipedia   via Sanctuary project for rare animals

Sanctuary project for rare animals

numbat, also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Wikipedia via Sanctuary project for rare animals

"The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial termite eater with lovely banded fur and an incredibly long sticky tongue.   These animals are also known as walpurtis. Although the creature’s claws are not strong enough to break into termite mounds, the numbat digs where termites are traveling between their mounds and their feeding grounds.

The Numbat

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial termite eater with lovely banded fur and an incredibly long sticky tongue. These animals are also known as walpurtis. Although the creature…

Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) [photo by Tracey Alderson.] by lana

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia.

A numbat, which kind of looks to me like a squirrely anteater.

Your New Favorite Animal: Numbats!

Numbats once lived across the semi-arid regions of Southern Australia but now fewer than survive in the wild in SW Western Australia.

The Numbat Myrmecobius fasciatus is a small Australian marsupial found in south-west Western Australia. Sadly, it is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species .

NUMBAT (Myrmecobius fasciatus) ©Sharon Wormleaton The numbat, also called the Banded Anteater or marsupial anteater, This Australian marsupial mainly eats termites or ‘white ants’ with its very long.

This is a numbat = 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.

Your New Favorite Animal: Numbats!

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.

Numbat

Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) The numbat, also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial found in Western Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of.

Numbats! Fascinating info about a very unique Australian marsupial, which unfortunately is critically endangered, although thankfully some good humans are fighting for their protection and survival. See: http://www.pawmanefin.com/Meet_The_Numbat_Endangered_Species_and_Emblem_of_Western_Australia

Numbat - a critically endangered species. It is a specialized anteater that lives in Australia.

Numbat - A Marsupial Native to Western Australia -- [REPINNED by All Creatures Gift Shop]

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.

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Numbat - lives in: tiny parts of southern Australia. eats: termites and occasionally ants and other small insects.  length: 14 and 18 in. marsupial. Endangered.

Numbat - lives in: tiny parts of southern Australia. eats: termites and occasionally ants and other small insects. length: 14 and 18 in.

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