Numbat

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Numbat

The numbat is an Australian native marsupial mammal.


The numbats scientific name is Mymecobius Facsiatus. The numbat is an unusual marsupial it doesn’t have a pouch. The numbat has two names: numbat and walpurti which is it’s indigenous name.


The numbat has four legs, sharp claws, pointed snout, a bushy tail, a small slender body, striped red and brown fur, a long sticky tail. The numbats body length is forty-four centimetres long.


The numbat's habitats are woodlands in hot, dry areas. They sleep in hollow logs. Numbats shelter in areas with lots of branches.


The numbat only eats termites. Numbats eat around 20,000 termites every day. They have long sticky tongues to snatch the termites.


The numbat has live babies. The numbat has four babies. Baby numbats cling to their mothers stomach for six to seven months while the babies are clinging onto their mothers stomach it drinks milk.


The numbat has five predators the little eagle, carpet python, foxes, cats and dogs.


The danger for numbats is loss of habitat.


Quolls and Tasmanian devils are related to the numbat.


In order for the numbat to survive humans need to control feral animals.