What type of marsupial is a numbat
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** MILLER, David Rufus The Numbat
Ford St, 2010 unpaged $24.95 ISBN 9781876462963 SCIS 1464574
From the imprint page where we spy koala with his towel and numbat
with his rubber duckie obviously heading for the bathtub it is obvious we are in for a frivolous romp of monumental proportions from this master storyteller.
(You may have guessed I have just spent a trying day babysitting!) The evocative illustrations draw on items immediately recognizable by small babies from the crustacean at the beach to the soft-toy numbat
. The lasting impression is of a loved and loveable baby--just the way it ought to be.
There are also the last surviving numbats
, native marsupials that live off a diet of forest floor termites.
Now is the time to act before it's too late." Rosy-cheeked Palm Cockatoos, fluffy numbats
and shy legless lizards can't travel to Parliament House to ask for protection.
Dingo won't say, so the others follow along in hot Pursuit--two nosy numbats
, three flying frogs, four burrowing bilbies ...
In addition, the morphological traits exhibited in these Pilbara rock art images preclude them from being representation of other striped-backed fauna, such as numbats
These include the aardwolves of Africa, the aardvarks ("ground pig" in Afrikaans) and the pangolins of Africa and Asia, and the numbats
and echidnas, primitive egg-laying mammals of Australia.
"Bums are also crucial to numbats
, for they sleep in hollow logs and stuff their bottoms in the end like a cork so predators can't pull them out." During the filming of The Life Of Mammals, Sir David experienced another real magic moment.
This baiting has led to spectacular recoveries of populations of woylies (a small, scarce wallaby species), numbats
, chuditch (marsupial cats), possums and carpet pythons.