These include the aardwolves of Africa, the aardvarks ("ground pig" in Afrikaans) and the pangolins of Africa and Asia, and the numbats
and echidnas, primitive egg-laying mammals of Australia.
The first animals to be released will be Bilbies, followed by Bush-tailed Bettongs and Numbats
I drew numbats
and researched these beautiful creatures for an entire term.
Bums are also crucial to numbats
, for they sleep in hollow logs and stuff their bottoms in the end like a cork so predators can't pull them out.
This baiting has led to spectacular recoveries of populations of woylies (a small, scarce wallaby species), numbats
, chuditch (marsupial cats), possums and carpet pythons.
Scores of other species are endangered, wildlife specialists say, including woylies, boodies, numbats
, and the potoroo.