AG Reader Photo of the Week: numbat in the woods

By AG Staff 8 October 2018
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This week’s reader photo of a numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) was captured by Sjoerd van Berge Henegouwen in the Dryandra Woodlands, a nature conservation area south-east of Perth.

Numbats face an uncertain future, with numbers of the species in decline due to feral animal predation and habitat loss.  They feed exclusively on termites, which they eat using their long sticky tongue – giving them the nickname banded anteater.