This is a slide show about Bilbies and how they live and survivein the wild.
All Bilbies live in deserts in Australia making themAustralian animals. They live in burrows.
Bilbies are omnivores which means they eat both plants andanimals. They mostly eat ants, grasshoppers, larvae, fruit,fungi, seeds, termites and occasionally they will snack on smallmammals.
Bilbies are excellent burrowers because they have long clawsand strong forelimbs . They build spiralling burrows they digthem up to two metres deep. Bilbies will have many burrows.If it is windy or rainy during the night it will keep the Bilbiesin their burrows.
Bilbies babies are called Joeys. Joeys are carried around in theirmothers pouches. Bilbies usually have two Joeys at a time butcan sometimes have three Joeys. The Joey can be in themothers pouch for up to 70 or 80 days once it is born.
Bilbies are small marsupials. They have large ears and a longtail. They have hairless ears and a tiny pink nose. Theirsmooth-looking fur is grey but the inside of their ears arepink.