It’s time we developed a new appreciation for these misunderstood and much-maligned marsupials.
New research has found these shy animals thriving in peri-urban areas (the interface between cities and more rural areas) on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Kenny Travouillon, the curator of mammology at the Western Australian Museum, has been studying the ancient ancestry of bilbies and bandicoots for ten years. Through the rigorous analysis of extensive fossil records from Museums all across Australia, he’s grown more wary of the future of these iconic Aussie animals.
We share our gardens with a surprising number of native animals.
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The oldest-known fossil of a bilby has been found in NW Queensland