Bilby baby boom just in time for Easter

This is the good news we need right now. 19 bilby joeys have been successfully bred in NSW.
By Australian Geographic April 7, 2020 Reading Time: < 1

GOOD EASTER NEWS has arrived. A breeding program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has successfully bred 19 bilby joeys since it began in mid-October last year.

“We are truly amazed at the success of the program to date, especially considering the drought conditions our region experienced over the summer.

“During this time we provided extra supplement feeding to ensure the Bilbies were able to cope with the conditions,” said Greater Bilby Keeper, Steve Kleinig.

“Now that Dubbo has received some good rainfall over the past three months and the habitat in the Sanctuary has improved significantly, we are seeing the Bilbies gaining weight and all are now breeding.”

(Image credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo)