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.