BILBY

In Glogpedia

by darcyheffernan
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Zoology
Grade:
2

Toggle fullscreen Print glog
BILBY

Bilbys live in isolated hot desert areas of Western Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Kimberly areas of Western Australia. They are endangered.

Australian

Bilbies are omnivorous. Some of the things they eat include: seeds, spiders, insects and their larvae, bulbs, fruit, fungi and small animals. The Bilby (like the koala) doesn't drink water, it gets all it needs from its food.

Bilby

Natural predators of the bilby include dingoes, carpet pythons and birds of prey. Feral dogs, foxes and cats are introduced predators of the bilby.

The pouch opens backwards so as not to be filled with dirt while digging. Bilbies breed all year round. Pregnancy is only 12 to14 days and young, between one and three in a litter, remain in the pouch for 75 to 80 days, and are independent about 2 weeks later.

They are an Australian Native animal and are a marsupial. They are nocturnal and only leave their burrows after dusk. Their fur is blue-grey and soft and white on their belly. They have large hairless ears.


Comments

    There are no comments for this Glog.