Sunday, March 7, 2021

Saving an Endangered Marsupial

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Biodiversity, Biological Evolution, Nature, Wildlife, Endangered Species

Ed Hessler

I've never heard of a small Australian marsupial, the numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the noombat and walpurti). It is one of the world's most endangered animals.

This BBC News video (2m 25s) notes that it is "unique even to Australia" and that is saying something. The video describes the numbat and reports on efforts to save them by constructing predator-free sanctuaries.

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