|Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto)
|Date Taken: 2015-04-24|
|Camera: canon 600D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-04-25 19:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is an endearing marsupial which feeds exclusively on termites. It is a small animal, about a foot long without the tail. It has become very rare because of the clearing of native vegetation and predation from introduced foxes and feral cats. There is only a small wild population left in a reserve in the SW of Western Australia, while originally the species was widespread over most of the southern part of the continent.|
This individual was photographed at the Perth Zoo which has a very successful breeding and re-introduction program.
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