ENDANGERED AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL
BY HAMISH MCMULLEN 6I
DID YOU KNOW BILBIES
The Bilbies have lots of predators including some of the ones that humans own. Large populations of feral cats have killed the Australian bilbies. The cats are vicious and usually larger than a domestic cat. Bilbies are easy prey for dingoes and foxes as they have poor eyesight. Cattle and sheep have taken over most of the bilbies habitats around Australia. Most of the Bilbies food source and burrows are destroyed by herds. The introduction of dams and bore water has increased the number of bilby competitors. There are many other reasons for Bilbies being endangered, including people
There is estimated to be not that many Bilbies left in the world because they only live in Australia. There is estimated to be about 600-700 bilbies left . Before European settlement, bilbies lived over 70% of the Australian Mainland.