The Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) sometimes depicted as Australia’s Easter Bunny, belongs to a group of ground dwelling marsupials known as Bandicoots. There are t wo styles standing or crouching.
With long pinkish-coloured ears and silky, blue-grey fur, the Bilby has become Australia’s version of the Easter Bunny. Unlike the rabbit, Bilby numbers are falling rapidly.
Newborn Bilbies crawl from the opening of the birth canal to their mother’s pouches (which are backward-facing to prevent sand getting in when they dig).
Size: L 13cm, H 10cm