This months conservation interview is on the Greater Bilby.
The Greater Bilby is also known as the Pig Footed Bandicoot. They rarely drink water as most of it comes from what they eat. Their diet consist of fungi, insects, seeds, fruit, small mammals, lizards, and sometimes eggs. Females have a backwards facing pouch so when they are digging they don't cover their young in sand.
This mammal is one of the world's most endangered animals as there are only 600 left in the wild. Their threats include habitat destruction, feral predators (foxes and rabbits) and over grazing (rabbits and cattle).
Check out my interview below to see what Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is doing to so save this amazing animal.
If you are bringing your kids into the Sanctuary this school holidays why not let them explore the kids on conservation trail. When you enter the Sanctuary collect a Kids on Conservation Passport which lets them collect the stamps at each of the stations and learn about the animals plight and what Currumbin Sanctuary is doing to help save them.
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This morning I attended a Junior Landcare Tree Planting event put on by NaturallyGC. Over 50 kids attended and planted 500 trees which will help build a Koala corridor. It is so important to have Koala corridors as one of their biggest threats is habitat loss. Increased habitat provides more food sources, safe havens and also allows koalas to move through areas with less danger. The more suitable habitat available for this iconic endangered species to thrive the better! This tree planting event was generously sponsored by our local Councillor, Daphne McDonald.
On Saturday (24th September) NaturallyGC will be holding a Koala Tree Planting Day. The 600 trees that will be planted will help increase koala habitat and restore our natural areas. This event will be at Schuster Park in Tallebudgera. Bookings are required so if you would like to attend call 07 5581 1537.
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