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Numbat The banded ant eater Myrmecobius fasciatus. Biology. DIET It is a insectivore. Only eats termites. A fully grown one can eat 20,000 termites a day. APPEARANCE 35-50cm long. 280-550grams. a bushy tail, striped back and pointed nose. ears point upwards and it’s coloured black.

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Numbat

The banded ant eater

Myrmecobiusfasciatus

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Biology

DIET

It is a insectivore.

Only eats termites.

A fully grown one can eat 20,000 termites a day.

APPEARANCE

35-50cm long.

280-550grams.

a bushy tail, striped back and pointed nose. ears point upwards and it’s coloured black.

REPRODUCTION

4 young within 14 day pregnancy.

They cling to there mum for 7 months.

After 7 months, they are in the mothers nest.

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Habitat

Solitary Animal

1.5km territory and only lets in the opposite sex

Day time animal

They adjust there sleep/wake time to when termites are mainly active.

They live in a burrow, hollowed tree log or tree.

Keep’s there back against the opening to there home to “camouflage” it.

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Threats

Wild animals like Cats, dogs and fox’s

Forest clearance for agricultural purposes.

Bush Fires.

People who sell there skulls as “accessory’s” or for “collection”

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Conservation

Bred in zoo’s.

Releasing them in low-populated forest’s.

Putting animal box’s in the forest’s.

bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbat
  • http://www.australianfauna.com/numbat.php
  • http://animals.jrank.org/pages/2619/Numbat-Myrmecobiidae-CONSERVATION-STATUS.html