Fun Fact: Also known as the banded anteater the numbat is a marsupial found in Western Australia. These cute little animals eat an almost exclusive diet of termites. It loves its food so much it patterns its sleeping habits around when the wood eating insect is most active. Due to habitat lose these furry friends are on the endangered list. It is estimated that there are only 1500 numbats left in the wild.
that is "N"eato... thank you for sharing... look at that tongue! very popular amongst the other bats.ReplyDelete
First time I've ever seen one. It's like an anteater and a squirrel had an offspring.ReplyDelete
Always hate to hear of another animal being threatened because its habitat is decreasing.ReplyDelete
Can numbats be imported, to be employed by pest control companies. Talk about a 'green' approach to that industry.
Shame there are so few left in the wild. I hate hearing that!ReplyDelete
That is a shame. Who doesn't want a numbat around to take care of a termite problem????ReplyDelete
So sad.... gotta love these little guys!ReplyDelete
I like Susan's "green" approach to solve our termite and their endangered species problem.ReplyDelete
He'd be kind of cute if it weren't for that tongue.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of a numbat! I've heard of wombats and anteaters, but this is new to me. Kinda cute! :)ReplyDelete
Never heard of a numbat. Maybe we don't have them here because we don't have termites. And quite frankly I'm happy we don't have termites. :)ReplyDelete
It's such a shame that we have so many endangered animals on our planet. We need to wake up to this. But so many of us lead our lives so narrowly that we forget what is further out there.ReplyDelete
First I learn about Kennings and now Numbats, interesting.ReplyDelete
At first I think, "what a cute little squirrel" and then I see it's tongue. And flee in terror. :)ReplyDelete
I thought at first the pic was of a squirrel, too, and then saw that tongue—which almost looks fake, like a ribbon hanging out.ReplyDelete
Numbat sounds like a made-up word. Good thing I trust you.ReplyDelete
Funny...sticking out tongues with your trusted friend covering his eyes. Let's hope they are well protected...anything that eats termites are needed on this earth.ReplyDelete
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An almost exclusive diet of termites... See, now I want to be a vegetarian.ReplyDelete
I have NEVER heard of this animal! But look at that tongue... it looks like a Twizzler or something!ReplyDelete