bilby

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Synonyms for bilby

bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbit

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Only three children had any knowledge of the bilby and just one child understood the term "endangered", relating that there were "only two hundred bilbies left".
The bilbies and possums were released first as they are most likely to be able to co-habit with the existing number of feral cats, which baiting has reduced.
Cattle, goats and sheep exacerbated the problem with relentless grazing, resulting in diminished food, no brush hiding places and fewer burrows for small marsupials such as the hare wallabie, the bilbie and the bandicoot.
Sales of chocol ate Easter Bilbies have done well too.
Featured creatures included Muttaburrasaurus, the Little Bent-wing Bat, Bottlenose Dolphins, worms, barramundi, bilbies, beef cattle, a Terek Sandpiper, crocodiles and a whole ABC of Australian animals.
The footage revealed photographic and video evidence of active adult and juvenile bilbies, as well as over 40 burrows with fresh diggings--clearly indicative of a resident population *.
Edel Wignell has gathered together a repository of stories around Bilbies, Helen Chatto tells us about important books in her school and Lisa Kervin shares her perspective on home literacies, to name a few.
John Woinarski regrets "not having the opportunity to see Thylacines, Lesser Bilbies and Paradise Parrots" and laments previous generations for causing the loss of that biological legacy.
Most of the 13 members of the bush band in the first book are native animals, including bilbies, koalas and kangaroos, but there are a few creatures found the world over.
Recent years have seen the release of a rash of bilby books with bilbies on amazing and intriguing escapades: a bilby reaching for a star to give it a kiss, a pirate and a space adventure, a quest for the moon, bilbies in a nursing home, fighting a bushfire, winning a competition .
Some of the creatures included are kangaroos, dingoes, snakes, scorpions, bilbies, echidnas and witchetty grubs--all of which come vividly to life.
A special treat came in the form of video footage depicting bilby love-making techniques, presented by WA's Kanyana wildlife rehab centre, which is conducting breeding programs to reintroduce bilbies to their former habitats.
Ben is the bounciest of bilbies and Callum is the cuddliest cockatoo in the countryside.
The Bilby brothers will be releasing bilbies into a feral-animal-free, 25-square kilometre enclosure of mulga and clay pans in the relatively new National Park.
The animals include: 1 wonderful wombat, 5 brilliant bilbies, 7 keen kangaroos through to the very unexpected 18 ripper red-back spiders and l 9 bonza bogong moths etc.