The Bandicoot

 

The Bandicoot

Bandicoots are one of the most exceptional species found in Australia and they are on the thresh hold of extinction. They are completely harmless, timid creatures looking like a rat with a long snout. They live inside the furrows and prefer areas in grasslands, bushlands and near the thorny weeds. These natural elements protect them and their shelter from the approaching predators. They are the best friends to the gardener and are omnivores. They feed on beetles, worms, grubs, wild mushrooms and fungus.

You can also make a conscious effort to save this wonderful species. There are websites, local governing bodies and listed ways that you can go through to know on how to save the bandicoots. There were 15 species of bandicoots available in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea among which few already have been extinct. These small mammals are finding it hard to adjust with the crisis of water as well as food and most of them fall victim of the predators that prevails in that area. The authority is taking steps but the commoners also need to be aware of the situation as they can even contribute.


 

 
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