The Great Bilby is a small marsupial. They have an approximate life span of three years. The Greater Bilby is a type of bandicoot, this Australian marsupial is also known as the Rabbit - eared Bandicoot. The Greater Bilby is nocturnal, which means they are only active at night, the reason for this is because they live in the desert so they only come out in the night because it is cooler.

HABITAT:                                                                                                                                                                           The Greater Bilby is found in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory and the Great Sandy Deser. It is also found in areas around the areas of Kimberly in Western Australia. The Bilby lives in hot and dry part of Australia These are hot, dry areas of Australia, their habitats consist of spinifex and grass shrublands.

DIET:                                                                                                                                                                                 The Bilbies diet consists of insects such as termites and ants, they also eat seeds, fungi and fruit. Bilbies do not need to drink much because there is little water where these small marsupials live, so the bilbies get their mositure fro their food.  

 APPEARANCE:                                                                                                                                                                    The Greater Bilby has long fur which is grey/silver in colour and their stomachs are white. The Bilby has a long black tail with a white tip. They have long and pointy ears, which are covered with fur. They have big, dark, round eyes, they also have a long muzzle that is pointed. They have strong front legs and claws, which are used for digging for food and for digging their burrows. The Greater BilbyThe Greater Bilby is approximately 400mm and its tail length is approximately 250m. The females have rear opening pouches, the reason they have rear opening pouches so that the pouch does not fill with soil when they dig.

POPULATION:                                                                                                                                                                        Bilbies are only endangered in the state of Queensland, we are unsure of how many are estimated alive. But we know that they are close to extinction.

WHY GREATER BILBIES ARE ENDANGERED:                                                                                                                              Greater Bilbies are endangered because they have to compete for food with introduced animals, such as foxes and rabbits. Bilbies are also preyed on by foxes, and cattle also trample on their burrows .


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