THE GREATER BILBY<br />BY LISA AND PATRICIA<br />
Type Of Animal<br />A bilby is a kind of bandicoot.<br />It has a black tail with a white tip.<br />It has silky silver fur.<br />
diet<br />Because there is little surface water in places where bilbies live, the animals get their moisture from their food.<br />They eat insects such as termites, as well as seeds, fruit and fungi.<br />
habitat<br />The Greater Bilby lives in semi-desert areas with loose soil.<br />Some of his favourites are woodland, savannah, and grassland.<br />The Greater Bilby is found in small, scattered spots in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory, and in the Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara and Kimberley areas of Western Australia.<br />
Life-cycle<br />The females generally give birth to two young at a time.<br />Like all marsupials, the young are born after a very short pregnancy, so they are tiny and hardly developed.<br />They move into the mother's pouch, where they stay as they grow and finish their development.<br />They drink milk produced by their mother. <br />The young stay in the pouch for about 75 days, after which they are kept in a nesting burrow.<br />
Why is it endangered<br />Bilbies are classified asVulnerable in Australia (but are endangered in the state of Queensland) because they have to compete for food with introduced animals such as rabbits and cattle.<br />Cattle also trample their burrows. Bilbies are preyed on by foxes.<br />There are now attempts to re-introduce the Bilby into areas where it used to thrive.<br />The Lesser Bilby, the other of the two species, or kinds, of bilby, is thought to be extinct, as none has been seen since 1931.<br />
DO YOU FILL SORRY FOR THE LITTLE BILBYS!!!!<br />Bilbies are so cute. Do you want to hug them 3c.<br />Thank you for listening 3C.<br />
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