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Old Jun 6, 2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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A little Aussie wildlife for you guys. This is an endangered Australian animal.

The numbat survives in the wild only in a small area of Wandoo (type of Eucalypt)woodland and Jarrah forest in the southwest corner of West Australia, (near Narrogin 170 km south east of Perth)






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Old Jun 6, 2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting pics of such an unusual looking creature. I was so curious that I Googled it and now I know a little bit more about the numbat - a voracious termite eater. Well done. Cheers, Dan
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Very nice, thanks for posting.

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Cool!
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wow. what an interesting creature. nice pic

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A textbook photo - a rare picture of a rare animal. It is a shame that Australia's endemic marsupial fauna has been soseverely decimated - publicising photos like this can only help to raise conservation consciousness, around the world. Keep them coming.
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Very interesting capture



Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love learning new things and now I'm good for today.

What a treat. Was this little fella in the wild or was this taken in a preserve? Not that it matters, they're great photos no matter where you took them. I was just curious.
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 6:44 AM   #9
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This shot was at the city Zoo. I have seen them in the bush at Dryandra state forrest though (about 2 1/2 hours from my town). they have a fox baiting programme there and the forrest is fenced off from foxes so the Numbats, wallabies bettongs, bilbysand possums are doing well there.
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Good photos, thanks for sharing. The numbat has a similar body shape and head shape as the 9 banded armadillo found in Texas although they're not in the least related.
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