Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Only marsupial who just eats insects

The numbat is also called the banded anteater, though they mainly eat termites. They are the only marsupial who doesn’t have a pouch. Young attach to a teat and cling to their mother’s belly fur for 5-6 months!

Numbats have been endangered, but due to management are now are only at vulnerable status.

Picture courtesy of Gnangarra.

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