Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Animalwatch bucketlist #1 Numbat

New regular segment, as inspired by Garbutt et al (2007) “100 animals to see before they die”.

Myrmecobius fasciatus
• Walpurti
• Banded Anteater

Under 25 words:
A colourful 20-30cm marsupial found in Western Australia with a pointed muzzle and bushy tail, their days are synchronised with their main food source termites.

To see a Numbat …

By car…
1) Drive 12 hr 33 min (1150km) from Usyd through Sturt Hwy to Scottia Sanctuary (south of Broken Hill, near the border of SA/NSW)
By plane
2) $199 one-way to Perth 2hr, hire a car ~$30, drive to Perth Zoo, $16 entrance,
Total cost ~$450

If you have taken a photo of a Numbat, please email it to theappendixblog@gmail.com so we can tick it off the appendix bucketlist!

By Quintin Lau

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